map of Missouri UNITED STATES


  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Jefferson City // state code ISO: MO ; FIPS: US29
    surface: 178451 = 68909 sq.mi // rank in USA: 18 // location: West North Central
    climate: continental, suspectibel to cold Canadian air, moist, warm gulf air, and drier SW air
    entered USA as 24th state on: 1821-08-10
    administrative division: 114 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 5,595,211
    population density 2000: 31 per = 81 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 9,3%
    main ethnic groups: white 84,9%; black 11,2%; Asian 1,1%; other 3%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: soybeans, corn, wheat, hay
    livestock (million): cattle: 4,3 / pigs: 2,9 / poultry: 8,2; broilers 249,7 / sheep: 0,073
    timber/lumber: oak, hickory
    chief industries: agriculture, manufacturing, aerospace, tourism
    chief industrial products: transportation equipment, food & related products, electric & electronic equipment
    chief mining products: crushed stone, lead, portland cement, lime, zinc
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Taum Sauk Mt. 540 m = 1772 ft
    other mountains: there are some more but without names on the maps available
    lowest point in the state: ca 80 m in the SE corner
    lakes: if there are any natural lakes, they are hardly recognisable on maps
    artificial lakes: Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock L., Bull Shoals L., Clearwater L., L. Wappapello, Stockton L.
    rivers: Mississippi, Missouri
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Show Me State
    motto: Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law)
    song: Missouri Waltz
    flower: Hawthorn // bird: Bluebird // tree: Dogwood
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.02 by Jan Lahmeyer
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