Missouri is a midwestern U.S. state covered by grassy plains and the forested Ozark Mountains. Kansas City, on the Kansas border, has jazz clubs, the National World War I Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with giant shuttlecock sculptures on its lawn. St. Louis, on the Illinois border, is known for its 630-ft. Gateway Arch overlooking the Mississippi River.
State Capital: Jefferson City.
Missouri state was admitted as the 24th state of the union on 10th August 1821. Bordering Iowa to its north, Tennessee, Kentuck, and Illinois to its south, Arkansas to its west and the Mississippi River to its east, Missouri state borders more neighbouring states than any other states in the Us. The Missouri River bisects the state and flow from Kansas City in the west through Missouri's state capital Jefferson City in the centre and to St. Louis in the east where the river joins the Mississippi River.
The name Missouri was actually the name of a group of native people who lived in the area during the time of early European settlement. The French then named the river after the indigenous community and the Missouri River came to gave its name to the state "Missouri"
Situation in the centre region of the conterminous United States, the state of Missouri is a land where the eastern timberlands, the western prairies, the northern cornfields and southern cotton fields converge.
Missouri was the most western state in the Union until Texas joined the union in 1845. St. Louis is one of Missouri's largest cities and maintain close contact with the culture of eastern states. To states in the eastern United States, Missouri is well known as a gateway to the west.
Missouri state ranks high in the United States in terms of economic, industrial and urbanisation development and also possesses a unique characteristic where there is an interesting balance between the rural and urban development and the conservative and liberal culture.
The Main Cities in Missouri
Below are the largest cities in the state of Missouri and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Kansas - 459,787
2.St. Louis - 319,294
3. Springfield - 159,498
4. Independence - 116,830
5. Columbia - 108,500
6. Lee's Summit - 91,364
7. O'Fallon - 79,329
8. St. Joseph - 76,780
9. St. Charles - 65,794
10.Blue Springs - 52,575
Famous Landmarks in Missouri
Below are some of Missouri’s most visited landmarks:
-Stretching 630 feet into the air, the Gateway Arch is the tallest man-made monument in the US. The arch commemorates America's westward expansion. Take the tram to the top and experience unparalleled views of St. Louis and the Mississippi River.
Tallest Buildings in Missouri
Below are the tallest buildings in Missouri:
-At 42 floors and 634 feet tall, One Kansas City Place is the tallest building in Missouri. It was finished in 1988, and was originally supposed to be a part of a series of buildings, of which it would have been the third tallest.
1. Gateway Arch (630 feet)
2. One Kansas City Place (624 feet)
3. One Metropolitan Square (593 feet)
4. Town Pavilion (591 feet)
5. AT&T Centre (588 feet)
6. Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse (557 feet)
7. Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Centre (504 feet)
8. One US Bank Plaza (484 feet)
9. Kansas City Power and Light Building (481 feet)
10. 909 Walnut (471 feet)
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