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Quick Facts: Missouri
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Capital City: Jefferson City

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Nickname: Show Me State
Motto: Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto (The Welfare of the People Shall Be the Supreme Law)
Statehood: August 10, 1821 (24th)
Origin of State's Name: Named after Algonquin Indian term meaning "river of the big canoes."
Largest Cities: Kansas City, Saint Louis, Springfield, Independence, Columbia
Border States: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee
Land Area: 68,898 sq. mi., 18th largest
State Bird: Bluebird
State Flower: Hawthorn (crataegus)
State Tree: American Dogwood (cornus florida)
State Song: Missouri Waltz
E-mail your Congressperson: U.S. House: 112th Congress
U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

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