|Capital city||Jefferson City|
|Population||6,160,281 people (2020)
|Time zone||UTC -6/ -5|
Missouri is a state located in the Midwest of the United States. It ranks 21st by total area at 180,534 km² in the United States and 18th by population at 6,063,589 (2014) of the 50 states. Missouri has 178,399 km ² of land and 2,135 km ² . The largest urbanized areas are the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Greater St. Louis, Springfield Metropolitan Area, and Columbia; the capital of the state is Jefferson City, located approximately in the central part of the Missouri River.
Missouri’s geography is diverse. The northern part of the state is dissected into plains. The southern part is located in the Ozark Mountains (split plateau), with the Missouri River separating its two parts. The state is located between the intersection of the three largest rivers in North America. These are the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, a river near St. Louis, and the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi north of Boothill. Missouri is the starting point for the historic 19th century transportation companies of the Pony Express, the Santa Fe Trail, and the Oregon Trail .
In the north, the state of Missouri borders the state of Iowa, in the south – with Arkansas, in the east (through the Mississippi River) – with Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee and in the west – with Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Missouri’s GDP in 2006 was $225.9 billion. GDP per capita in 2006 was $32,705 (26th in the nation). The main branches of the industry are: aerospace, motor transport, food, chemical, printing, electrical equipment manufacturing, light and brewing. The state’s agriculture specializes in the production of beef, soybeans, pork, dairy, hay, corn, poultry, sorghum, cotton, rice, and eggs.. Missouri ranks 6th in the US in terms of hogs and 7th in cattle, 5th in rice production.
Missouri has vast reserves of limestone. This is also how lead, coal, and crushed stone are mined in the state.
Science and biotechnology are actively developing in the state of Missouri. In St. Louis is located the management of the largest company in the field of genetic engineering – Monsanto.
- Jefferson City
- East St. Louis
- Kansas City
- Saint Joseph
- St. Louis
According to Countryaah, Missouri consists of 114 counties and one independent city – St. Louis:
- Cape Girardeau
- New Madrid
- Saint Genevieve
- St. Louis
- St. Clair
- Saint Francois
- St. Charles
|Highness height||192 m|
|Population||42,895 people (2017)|
|ZIP code||65101, 65109|
Jefferson City (in English: Jefferson City) is a city in the United States of America, the capital of the state of Missouri and the administrative center of Cole County. The name of the city was given in honor of the third President of the USA, Thomas Jefferson. It is located on the right bank of the Missouri River. Its population is 42,895 (2017 estimate). Inventor Jack Kilby (1923 – 2005) was born in Jefferson City.
Born in Jefferson City
- Jack Kilby (1923 – 2005), engineer
- Maya Moore (b. 1989), basketball player