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  2. Missouri - Wikipedia

    With more than six million residents, it is the 19th-most populous state of the country. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City . Humans have inhabited what is now Missouri for at least 12,000 years.

  3. Missouri Maps & Facts - World Atlas

    Key Facts Missouri is located in the southern part of the United States, bordered by Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, and Iowa. The state is known for its diverse terrain and rich history. Because Missouri covers 69,714 square miles, it possesses many landforms, rivers, lakes, and other geographical features.

  4. Missouri | Capital, Map, Population, History, & Facts |...

    Missouri, constituent state of the U.S. It is bordered by Iowa to the north; Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee to the east; Arkansas to the south; and Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska to the west. The state’s major cities are Kansas City in the west and St. Louis in the east. Its capital is Jefferson City.

  5. Map of the State of Missouri, USA - Nations Online Project

    Missouri is a landlocked state in the Midwestern United States on the fringes of the Bible Belt. Missouri was named after the Missouri River, which in turn takes its name from the Missouria, a Native American tribe. The Show Me State (Missouri's unofficial nickname) borders a total of eight different US states.

  6. About Missouri: The Facts: Capital: Jefferson City. Area: 69,715 sq mi (180,560 sq km). Population: ~ 6,160,000. Largest cities: Kansas City , St. Louis , Springfield , Independence, Columbia , Lee's Summit, O'Fallon, St. Joseph, St. Charles, St. Peters, Blue Springs, Florissant, Sedalia, Arnold, Ferguson, Joplin, Chesterfield, Jefferson City ...

  7. History of Missouri - Wikipedia

    The history of Missouri begins with settlement of the region by indigenous people during the Paleo-Indian period beginning in about 12,000 BC. Subsequent periods of native life emerged until the 17th century. New France set up small settlements, and in 1803, Napoleonic France sold the area to the U.S. as part of the Louisiana Purchase.

  8. St. Louis - Wikipedia

    St. Louis (/ s eɪ n t ˈ l uː ɪ s, s ən t ˈ l uː ɪ s /) is the second-largest city in Missouri, United States. It is located near the confluence of the Mississippi and the Missouri rivers. In 2020, the city proper had a population of 301,578, [8] while its bi-state metropolitan area , which extends into Illinois , had an estimated ...

  9. Missouri - HISTORY

    St. Louis, Missouri, is home to the Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser beer, and boasts the largest beer-producing plant in the country. Date of Statehood: August 10, 1821 Capital: Jefferson...

  10. Missouri Rankings | US News Best States

    Overview Rankings Details Photos Recommended Articles Overview of Missouri Area 69,707 SQ. MI. GDP $ 390 Billion College Educated 40.0% Population 6,177,957 Capital Jefferson City Median Income $...

  11. Missouri Pictures and Facts - National Geographic Kids

    Missouri is home to the biggest mammal in North America, the American bison. Black bears, bobcats, mountain lions, and endangered gray wolves also live in the state. Peregrine falcons, eastern screech-owls, and purple finches are some of the birds that fly through Missouri.