15 Fast Facts about Missouri
Missouri lies in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is tied with Tennessee as a state that borders the most other states (each borders eight states). Missouri even has an official State Dinosaur – the Hypsibema missouriensis. Whether you call it “Missouree” or “Missouruh” the Show Me State is quite the place. Home to the Gateway Arch, Harry Truman, and the Kansas City Chiefs – here are 15 fast facts about Missouri.
Fast Facts about Missouri:
- Capital: Jefferson City
- U.S. State Abbreviation: MO
- Admission to Statehood: 1821
- # State to Enter Union: 24th
- Time Zone(s): Central
- Nickname: The Show Me State
- Largest City: Kansas City
- Number of Representatives: Eight
- Bird: Bluebird
- Flower: White Hawthorn
- Professional Sports Teams:
- MLB: Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals
- NFL: Kansas City Chiefs
- NHL: St. Louis Blues
- Demonym: Missourian
- Border States: Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska
- Population (2020): 6,168,270; Rank: 18 of 50
- Motto/Slogan: Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto (Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law.)
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