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MISSOURI State Facts and Figures

Interesting information you may or may not know!

State Facts

Full Name - State of Missouri

Admitted to the Union (Rank) - August 10, 1821 (24th)

Population 2012 (Rank) - 6,021,988 (18th)

Land Area (Rank) - 68,886 square miles; 178,414 sq km (18th)

Capital - Jefferson City

State Nicknames - Show-me State

Motto - Salus populi suprema lex esto (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law)


“Missouri Waltz” (music by John Valentine Eppel, words by Jim R. Shannon)

State Symbols

Flower: Hawthorn blossom

Tree: Flowering dogwood

Bird: Eastern bluebird

Mineral: Galena

Stone: Mozarkite

Animal: Mule

Musical Instrument: Fiddle

Fish: Channel catfish


Agriculture: Cattle, soybeans, hogs, dairy products, corn, poultry and eggs

Industry: Transportation equipment, food processing, chemical products, electric equipment, fabricated metal products

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