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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 United 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 Jay Nixon (D)
Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (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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  1. "U.S. Census 2000 Metropolitan Area Rankings; ranked by population". Retrieved 2010-07-31. 
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  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  5. Oxford English Dictionary
  6. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/missouri
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  8. http://www.census.gov/const/regionmap.pdf

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