Missouri with the postal abbreviation MO is one among the 50 states in the United States, situated in the Midwestern region of the country. The geography of the state of Missouri is extremely diverse. The southern fraction of the state situates in the Ozark Mountains, whereas the northern fraction of the state locates in dissected till plains, with the Missouri River, separating the two fractions. The state is positioned at the junction of the three greatest North American rivers with the convergence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers close to St. Louis, and the meeting of the Mississippi River with the Ohio River on the northern part of the Boot heel. The opening points for the Santa Fe Trail, the Pony Express and Oregon Trail were all situated in the Midwestern part of the state. Missouri is the 21st most wide-ranging area and the 18th most populous state among the 50 states of the country.
Missouri was the 24th state admitted to the union on the 10th of August 1821. The total land area of Missouri is 69,702 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 21 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 987 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 114 counties in Missouri among which the Saint Louis City was the most recent county formed in the state, in the year 1876.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Missouri was 5,595,211. Among the counties of the Missouri State, the most populous county is the St. Louis County with the population of 998,954, and the Worth County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 2,171.
As of 2010, there are 11 State Electoral Votes in Missouri. The State Quarter issue Date of Missouri is August 4, 2003. The state motto of Missouri is “The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law“.
Show Me State is the nickname of the state of Missouri. The name of the state bird of Missouri is the Bluebird. Flowering Dogwood is the state tree of Missouri, and the Hawthorn is the state flower. Jefferson City is the state capital of Missouri. The Kansas City is the biggest of all cities in Missouri by population, and it ranks first in total land area, too. St. Louis is the oldest city in Missouri. The Missouri State is served by six area codes, such as 314, 417, 573, 636, 660 and 816.
Missouri is the second state next to Tennessee in the United States that is surrounded by eight different states. It is the only state in the country that touches in excess of eight states. Missouri is surrounded by Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee across the Mississippi River in the east, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska in the west, Iowa on the north and Arkansas in the south.