Capital City: Jefferson City
Population (2019): 6,044,171; Rank: 18 of 50 | Population Quick Facts
Admission to Statehood: August 10, 1821 (24th State)
State Motto: Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto which is Latin for “The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law”
State Nickname: Show Me State
Origin of State Name: Named after Missouri Indian tribe whose name means “town of the large canoes”
Area Codes: 314, 417, 573, 636, 660, 816
Zip Codes: Missouri Zip Codes
Flag:. Centered on red, white and blue fields is the Missouri state seal. It is encircled by a blue band with twenty-four stars representing the number of states in 1821. The stars in the inner circle have the same meaning. Two huge grizzly bears support the circular shield in the center which has three parts:
- The motto “United We Stand,Divided we Fall”
- The right section representingthe United States
- The left section containing a moon representing a new state and a grizzly bear standing for courage.
- The flag was designed by Mrs. Marie Elizabeth Oliver of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Flag adopted 1913. Get this Flag
Area: 69,709 sq.mi (180,546 sq.km.), 21st
Land: 68,898 sq.mi. (178,445 sq.km.), 18th
Water: 811 sq.mi. (2,100 sq.km.), 34th
Highest Point: Taum Sauk Mountain ; 1,772 feet, (540 m.), 41st tallest
Lowest Point: Missouri; 230 feet, 29th lowest
Geographic Center: Miller, 20 miles southwest of Jefferson City
Absolute Center: 38°29.7’N / 92°37.9’W
Relative Center: Miller, 20 miles southwest of Jefferson City
Agriculture: Cattle, soybeans, hogs, dairy products, corn, poultry and eggs.
Industry: Transportation equipment, food processing, chemical products, electric equipment, fabricated metal products.
White Pages: Missouri White Pages