Missouri is a landlocked state located in the Midwestern United States. The Map of Missouri is 21st largest with an area of 180,540 km². With a population of 6.1 million people, it is the 18th-most populous state of the country. The capital of Missouri is Jefferson City and St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia are the largest urban areas of the state. The Name Missouri originated from the Missouri River, which in turn takes its name from the Missouria, a Native American tribe.
Missouri land was the ancestral home of many Native American Indian tribes for thousands of years. European explorers Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet arrived that area 17th century. After the exploration of the area, the French encountered the Osage and Missouria nations. Following the defeat of the French in the French and Indian Wars, the French secretly handed over the area situated west of the Mississippi to Spain. In 1803, the United States acquired the area of Missouri from France. On August 10, 1821, Missouri became the 24th State, and in 1826, Jefferson City the capital.
- Capital City: Jefferson City (pop.) 40,564 2008 est.
- Missouri Population: 6,021,988 (2012 est.) (18th)
- Currency: U.S. Dollar
- Language: English, others
- Largest Cities: (by population) Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield.
- Name: The origin of the name is from the Missouri River.
- Statehood: August 10, 1821 (24th state)
Political Map of Missouri
Missouri is a landlocked state located Located in the central (or Midwest Region) of the United States of America. It is bordered by the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.
The state Iowa in the north of Mississippi, Illinois in the east across the Mississippi River, Kentucky in the southeast, Tennessee, and Arkansas in the south, Oklahoma and Kansas in the west, and Nebraska across the Missouri River in the northwest. The capital of Missouri is Jefferson City.
County Map of Missouri
There are 114 counties and the independent city of St. Louis in the County Map of Missouri. St. Louis is Missouri’s largest and densely populated area of the state. The largest counties by population are St. Louis (996,726), Jackson (698,895), and St. Charles (395,504). Worth County is the smallest (2,057). The biggest county is Texas County In terms of area and it covers an area of 1,179 sq. miles. Counties in Missouri are governed by their respective county seats.
Geography Map of Missouri
Missouri is located in the Midwestern United States. The Geography Map of Missouri is spread over an area of 69,704 square miles. The state shares border with Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Taum Sauk Mountain is the highest point in the state with a height of 1,772 feet.
There are main four geographical regions in the state: The Central Dissected Till Plains, The Osage Plains, The Ozark Plateau, The Mississippi Alluvial Plain. Two of America’s most important rivers flow through the state: the Mississippi River and the Missouri River.
Some other major rivers of the state are the Black River, Roaring River, and Current River to name a few, and are marked on the Missouri Map. Major lakes in Missouri include Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake, Stockton Lake, Truman Reservoir, and Bull Shoals Lake on its southern border with Arkansas.
- Land Area: (land) 68,886 sq miles (water) 811 sq miles (TOTAL) 69,697 sq miles
- Bordering States: Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma
- Counties: (115) Map
- County: (largest by population) St. Louis, 1,016,315
- Highest Point: Taum Sauk Mountain, 1,772 ft.
- Lowest Point: along the St Francis River on its border with Arkansas, 230 ft.
Transportation Map of Missouri
The largest airports in the state are Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and Kansas City International Airport. Two of the nation’s three busiest rail centers are in Missouri. It connects with Jefferson City, Kansas City, St. Louis, Independence, Poplar Bluff, Washington, La Plata, and others.
The Interstate Highways in Missouri are: Interstate 29, Interstate 229, Interstate 35, Interstate 435, Interstate 635, Interstate 44, Interstate 55, Interstate 155, Interstate 255, Interstate 57, Interstate 64, Interstate 70, Interstate 170, Interstate 270, Interstate 470, Interstate 670, and Interstate 72.
Cities Map of Missouri
The capital of Missouri is Jefferson City and St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia are the largest urban areas of the state. The five largest cities in Missouri are Kansas City (467,000), St. Louis (318,000), Springfield (164,000), Independence (117,000), Columbia (115,000).
Other cities and towns in Missouri:
Ava, Bethany, Bolivar, Boonville, Bowling Green, Branson, Brookfield, Butler, Carrollton, Carthage, Chillicothe, Clinton, Dexter, Doniphan, Edina, Farmington, Festus, Florissant, Fredericktown, Fulton, Hermitage, Houston, Joplin, Kennett, Lebanon, Lees Summit, Liberty, Macon, Monett, Mountain Grove, Neosho, Nevada, Oakville, Osceola, Park Hills, Perryville, Plattsburg, Poplar Bluff, Princeton, Sedalia, Sikeston, St Charles, St Joseph, Sullivan, Trenton, Troy, Van Buren, Washington, West Plains, and Willow Springs.