State of Missouri

Missouri Lat / long


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    Jefferson City: (capital) 38º 34′ N, 92º 10′ W
    Louis: (largest city) 38º 37′ N, 90º 11′ W
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Missouri is placed in both the northern and western hemispheres. Located in the central (or Midwestern region) of the United States of America, part of North America – Missouri is bordered by the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma

Missouri is a state in the central part of the United States, in the group of states of the Northwest Center (West North Central States). The area is 180.7 thousand km2. Population over 5.7 million (2004). The administrative center is Jefferson City. Major cities: St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Independence. See counties in Missouri.

Missouri borders Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee to the east, Arkansas to the south, and Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma to the west.

The state is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers in the Central Plains. The surface is hilly, in the west it is more even. In the east is a wide low-lying valley of the river. Mississippi. To the south is the low limestone plateau of the Ozarks. Areas adjacent to river valleys are prone to flooding. The climate is continental, with relatively cold winters and hot summers.

Minerals: lead (first place in mining in the US), sand, stone. Automotive industry (3rd place in the country), aircraft industry and rocket technology. Food, printing, chemical industry, non-ferrous metallurgy, electrical engineering. One of the leading agricultural states, one of the first places in animal husbandry. Traditional crops: cotton, soybeans, corn, wheat. An important role is played by river navigation.

  • AbbreviationFinder: Introduction to the state of Missouri, covering commonly used acronyms and the list of main cities and town in Missouri.

In ancient times, the Mound Builders lived in Missouri, later the Osage, Sok, Fox, and Missouri tribes. In 1541, the Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto visited Missouri. In 1673, the expedition of J. Marquette and L. Jolie passed here. Incorporated into the French Territory of Louisiana in 1682. The first European settlement, Sainte Genevieve, was founded in 1735. In 1803, the United States bought Louisiana from France. Since 1821, Missouri has received the official status of a slave state. In 1837, under the Platte Purchase, six northwestern counties were purchased from the Indians. The state became the starting point for the further development of the Frontier. Oregon trail (Oregon Trail), trail Santa Fe (Santa Fe Trail) began in Missouri, in the city of Independence. During the Civil War – violent clashes between supporters and opponents of slavery. Despite significant state support for the institution of slavery, in 1861 the state legislature voted against secession from the Union. Several major battles of the Civil War took place here., there was a bloody guerrilla struggle. After the war, many gangs were active in the state. By 1870 the situation had returned to normal. With the beginning of the construction of railways, the flow of immigrants to the West resumed. This contributed to the development of industry and cities (in 1900, St. Louis was the fourth US city in terms of population). At the end of the 20th century, the state faced serious environmental problems. Despite the difficulties, agriculture continues to be a strong backbone of Missouri’s economy and remains a leading agricultural state. Industry and the service sector are beginning to play an increasingly important role. In the 1930s-1940s, the intensive process of urbanization and industrialization led in the 60s to social tension in large cities.

Among the attractions: places associated with the life and work of Mark Twain : (M. Twain’s house, Tom Sawyer’s fence, Becky Thatcher’s house, a cave, a monument to T. Sawyer and G. Finn) – in the town of Hannibal, located in the north east of the state.


Known as the world’s live music show capital, Branson is a popular vacation destination and cultural center in Missouri. With its international and US activities, Branson is a city to visit for top entertainment.

In the heart of the Ozark Mountains in southwestern Missouri, Branson offers scenic views of the country known for its bright lights and lively entertainment. This once small town is now one of the top travel destinations on the US map. Assume Orlando meets Nashville.

Branson also has something to offer people looking to escape the hustle and bustle. During the fall season, this Midwestern city is full of breathtaking foliage, and the city’s crystal clear lakes are a great place for spring and summer fishing and boating.

  • Hollywood Wax Museum
    Voted ‘Best American Wax Museum’ by the Travel Channel, this landmark museum dedicated to famous figures is appropriately placed in the entertainment capital of the Midwest. Step into the spotlight with Hollywood Strik a pose and have your camera ready to capture the incredible realism of the wax.The museum showcases vintage and current stars such as Johnny Depp, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Will Smith and John Wayne in some of their most memorable roles. Affiliated museums are also available in Gatlinsburg and Hollywood. Learn about the art of waxing through live demonstrations and in-depth exhibitions.
  • Silver Dollar City
    This Missouri theme park is an 1880s-themed experience that features worlds of adventure for everyone in the family. Combining the thrill and fun of popular parks with a dedication to preserving the culture of the Ozarks, Silver Dollar City has been named one of the world’s premier theme parks. The park contains over 30 rides, 60 unique shops and restaurants, and 40 shows per day. Silver Dollar City is host to six major music and cultural festivals each year and features its own Floating Theatre, Branson’s Belle. Over 100 craftsmen are scattered throughout the park’s rendering demonstrations in arts such as glassblowing, candle making and basket weaving.
  • Branson Dinosaur Museum
    Journey back to the prehistoric age on the Dinosaur Walk! This Branson museum does not focus its exhibits on fossils and bones, but rather life-size dinosaur sculptures. Created in detail by artists working in the Utah desert, the museum’s dinosaurs make up one of the largest collections in the world.Ranging from a 12-inch ‘Micropredator’ to a two-story tall T-Rex, these dinosaurs are sure to deliver fun for the whole family. The museum also has a cinema showing educational films and many hands-on activities for children.

State of Missouri