|State of Missouri|
|Capital city||Jefferson City|
|Governor||Mike Parson (R)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC−6)|
|Joined||10 August 1821|
|Nickname||Show Me State|
Missouri is one of the states of the United States. The standard abbreviation for the state is MO. The capital is Jefferson City.
The area now called Missouri was originally settled by Native American tribes. After that the area was in the hands of the French for a long time. They colonized it and had slaves work in the lead mines, among other things. For several decades at the end of the 18th century , Spain controlled the area. France eventually sold it to the United States in 1803 (see Louisiana Purchase).
Missouri Territory was created in 1812. When Missouri wanted to form an independent state, the fact that the area was enslaved in the House of Representatives and the Senate sparked controversy. Finally, the Missouri Compromise was made and on August 10, 1821, Missouri formally became a state of the United States as the 24th. During the American Civil War, some parts of Missouri remained in the Union while others joined the Confederacy. As many as about 45 battles in the American Civil War took place in Missouri. Missouri became the first slave state to abolish slavery in 1865.
The year 1904 was dominated by the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, a world exhibition to commemorate the former French colonies belonging to the Union for a century. The Expo took place in St. Louis. During the same period, the city hosted the third modern Olympic Games.
The state of Missouri covers 180,693 km², of which 178,590 km² is land. It belongs to the Central time zone.
Missouri is bordered to the north by the states of Iowa and Nebraska, to the west by Kansas, to the east by Illinois and Kentucky, and to the south by Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee.
The major rivers are the Mississippi, which defines the entire eastern border, and the Missouri.
The south of Missouri is hillier than the north. The highest point is the top of Taum Sauk Mountain (540 m).
Demography and Economics
According to TRACKAAH, Missouri had a population of 5,595,211 (31 per km²), of which about 69% of the population lives in urban areas. The largest cities are Saint Louis and Kansas City. As in most states, the majority of inhabitants, 27.4%, have German descent.
The gross product of the state in 2001 was $181 billion.
According to COUNTRYAAH, Missouri is divided into 114 counties and one independent city.
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|New Madrid||17.779||New Madrid||3033|
|St. Charles||343.952||St. Charles||63.644|
|Ste. Genevieve||17.841||Ste. Genevieve||4444|
The executive branch of the state is headed by a governor, who is directly elected by the voters in the state. Since June 2018, Republican Party Mike Parson has been the governor of Missouri. As vice-governor, he succeeded party colleague Eric Greitens, who was elected in 2016 but stepped down on June 1, 2018.
The legislature consists of the Missouri House of Representatives (Missouri House of Representatives) with 163 members and the Missouri Senate (Missouri Senate) with 34 members.