Date admitted to the US – August 10, 1821
Postal abbreviation – MO
Capital – Jefferson City
Area – 69,704.31 [21st largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 5,988,927 [18th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 87.1 [28th largest in the US]
Area codes – 314, 417, 573, 636, 660, 816
Zip codes – 63001 - 65899
Number of counties – 114
State nickname – The Show Me State
State motto – "Salus populi suprema lex esto" - The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law
|State Flag of Missouri|
-The most destructive tornado on record occurred in Annapolis in 1925. In 3 hours, it left a 980-foot wide trail of demolished buildings, uprooted trees, and overturned cars, with 823 people dead and almost 3,000 injured.
-Missouri and Tennessee are the most neighborly states in the USA, each bordered by 8 states.
-St. Louis is also called "The Gateway to the West" and "Home of the Blues".
-In 1865, Missouri became the first slave state to free its slaves.
-Laura Elizabeth Ingalls, writer of Little House on the Prairie, grew up in Missouri.
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