Missouri nicknamed Show me State is located in the center of the United States of America. The state is named after the longest river in the United States of America, the Missouri River. The capital of Missouri is Jefferson City, but with a population of 315,000, St Louis is Missouri’s largest city. See all cities in Missouri. Before the Great Migration, Missouri was the epic center of industry, commerce, and agriculture in the 1800s. Today, Missouri is little more than an inconspicuous state.
Located in the Midwest and on the Great Plains, Missouri borders the states of Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. The southern half of Missouri, with the Ozark Mountains, is more forested and hillier than the other Midwestern states. The largest rivers are the Mississippi River on the eastern side and the longest river in the United States, the Missouri River, which flows first on the western side and later across the center of the state. The capital Jefferson City and the cities of St. Louis and Kansas City lie on the Missouri River.
The southeasternmost part, called the Missouri Bootheel, is made up of prairies. The south of the state is densely forested and hilly while the north is flat and less forested. The 540-foot Taum Sauk Mountain is the highest point in Missouri.
Before the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovered the area, Missouri was populated by Native American tribes. After this, the French held the area for quite some time.
In 1764, the Frenchman Pierre Laclède founded the St. Louis. West of the Mississippi River, the area became part of Spain after 1764. In 1803 Jefferson bought the area from Napoleon who had conquered it from the Spaniards.
Missouri officially joined the United States of America as the 24th state on August 10, 1821. During the American Civil War (1861-1865), some parts of the state remained with the Union, while others sided with the Confederacy. Slavery was banned in 1865 after the American Civil War.
Missouri’s industry is located around the cities of St. Louis and Kansas City. The state has the most farms after Texas, and it’s not surprising that these are where the most income comes from. Missouri is a transit state for the transportation industry, especially east-west traffic.
|Nickname:||Show Me State|
|Joined the US as the 24th state on:||August 10, 1821|
|Capital city:||Jefferson City|
|Geography:||Bordering Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska|
|State motto:||The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law|
|California official website:||mo.gov|
The Missouri is a tributary of the Mississippi but is the longest river in North America with its 4370 km. The Missouri rises in the Rocky Mountains and is formed by the confluence of the Jefferson, Gallatin and Madison. The Missouri then continues with waterfalls and rapids through the Big Belt and Little Belt Mountains (Great Falls). On the high plateau of Montana, the river flows in an easterly direction. There it absorbs the water from numerous right-hand tributaries. One of the most important is the Yellowstone.