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State of Missouri
Banner o Missouri State seal o Missouri
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): The Show Me State
Motto(s): Salus populi suprema lex esto (Laitin)
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Missouri heichlichtit
Offeecial leid Nane
Demonym Missourian
Caipital Jefferson City
Lairgest ceety Kansas City
Lairgest metro Greater St Louis Aurie[1]
Aurie Ranked 21st
 • Tot 69,704 sq mi
(180,533 km2)
 • Width 240 miles (385 km)
 • Lenth 300 miles (480 km)
 • % watter 1.17
 • Latitude 36° N tae 40° 37′ N
 • Longitude 89° 6′ W tae 95° 46′ W
Population Ranked 18t
 • Tot 6,010,688 (2011 est) [2]
 • Density 87.1/sq mi  (33.7/km2)
Ranked 30t
 • Median hoosehauld income $46,867 (35t)
 • Heichest pynt Taum Sauk Mountain[3][4]
1,772 ft (540 m)
 • Mean 800 ft  (240 m)
 • Lawest pynt Saint Francis River at soothren Arkansas border[3][4]
230 ft (70 m)
Afore statehuid Missouri Territory
Admission to Union 10 August 1821 (24t)
Govrenor Eric Greitens (R)
Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson (R)
Legislatur General Assembly
 • Upper hoose Senate
 • Lawer hoose Hoose o Representatives
U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (D)
Roy Blunt (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation 6 Republicans, 3 Democrats (leet)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
ISO 3166 US-MO
Abbreviations MO,
Wabsteid www.mo.gov

Missouri (/məˈzʊəri/, /məˈzʊərə/,[5] /məˈzɜːri/, or /məˈzɜːrə/,[6] amang ithers[7]) (elk-name The Show Me State) is a U.S. state locatit in the Midwastren Unitit States.[8] Missouri is the 21st maist extensive an the 18t maist populous o the 50 Unitit States. Missouri comprises 114 coonties an the unthirlt ceety o St. Louis.

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