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The 24th state in the USA, admitted on August 10, 1821.

Missouri can simply be referred to as the "state in the middle." Historically, it was a border state sandwiched between the Confederacy and the Union. Now, the state is sandwiched between the Eastern and Western United States. Kansas City is known as the "western-most Eastern City," while St. Louis calls itself the "eastern-most Western city." And, thanks to the United States Census Bureau, Phelps County has found celebrity as the mean center of United States population.

Some facts about Missouri:

State Abbreviation: MO
Population: 5,988,927
Area: 69,704 square miles
State Nickname: The Show Me State
State Motto: Salus populi suprema lex esto
State Capital: Jefferson City
Largest City: Kansas City
Official Web Site: http://www.missouri.gov/


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