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Fast Facts about Missouri

Is it “Missouree” or “Missouruh”?!?

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:

  1. Capital: Jefferson City
  2. U.S. State Abbreviation: MO
  3. Admission to Statehood: 1821
  4. # State to Enter Union: 24th
  5. Time Zone(s): Central
  6. Nickname: The Show Me State
  7. Largest City: Kansas City
  8. Number of Representatives: Eight
  9. Bird: Bluebird
  10. Flower: White Hawthorn
  11. Professional Sports Teams:
    • MLB: Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals
    • NFL: Kansas City Chiefs
    • NHL: St. Louis Blues
  12. Demonym: Missourian
  13. Border States: Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska
  14. Population (2020): 6,168,270; Rank: 18 of 50
  15. Motto/Slogan: Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto (Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law.)

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