Missouri is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. Ranking 21st in land area, it is bordered by eight states (tied for the most with Tennessee): Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee to the east, Arkansas to the south and Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to the west. In the south are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals, and recreation. The Missouri River, after which the state is named, flows through the center into the Mississippi River, which makes up the eastern border.
With more than six million residents, it is the 19th-most populous state of the country. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City.
Missouri has a diverse geography, ranging from the rolling hills of the Ozarks to the flatlands of the Missouri River Valley. The state is home to a variety of plants and animals, including deer, elk, bears, and turkeys.
Missouri's climate is temperate, with four distinct seasons. The average temperature in the state is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The summers are hot and humid, while the winters are cold and snowy.
Missouri is a major agricultural state, producing corn, soybeans, and cattle. The state is also a major manufacturing state, producing cars, trucks, and airplanes.
Missouri is a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful scenery, its friendly people, and its rich history. The state is home to a number of historical sites, including the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the Mark Twain Birthplace and Museum in Hannibal.
Missouri is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. The state offers a variety of job opportunities, a good education system, and a low cost of living. Missouri is also a great place to enjoy the outdoors, with its many parks, lakes, and rivers.
- Apple Creek
- Appleton City
- Arrow Rock
- Ash Grove
- Aurora Springs