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Explore map of Missouri, the 21st largest, and the 18th most populous of the 50 states of US, it is known for its lakes, state parks and a host of cultural attractions. This detailed Missouri map is ideal for start exploring this Midwestern state. The state has 114 counties and the independent city of St. Louis, its capital city is Jefferson City. Missouri was admitted into the union as the 24th state on 10th August, 1821.
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About Missouri Map

: This colorful map of Missouri shows the landlocked state bordered by eight states – Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Iowa, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Kansas. Federal and state highways, rail network and the series of lakes and forested areas are depicted on the map. The city of Cape Girardeau is quite close to the Perry County, which is home to the largest number of caves in Missouri. Apart from the Liberty Jail Museum near Kansas City and Laumeier Sculpture Park near St. Louis, this Missouri map shows other major attractions in the "Cave State." The state capital, Jefferson City, and airports near the cities such as Kansas City, Cape Girardeau, and Springfield are clearly shown on the map.

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History of Missouri
When the French explorers Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette arrived in 1673 after sailing the Mississippi River, the region was inhabited by such group of Native Americans as Missouri and Osage. It was soon followed by the arrival
of Robert Cavelier, de La Salle who demanded the entire area around the Mississippi River for France. At the later part of the 17th century there developed a French trade with the Native Americans. Missouri was greatly impacted by the French’s defeat in the French and Indian Wars (1754-63), when the western part of Mississippi was surrendered secretly to Spain in 1762. In the year 1800, the Louisiana Territory was handed back to France and along with it went the Missouri area. Eventually in 1803, it passed on to the United States following the event of the Louisiana Purchase.

Missouri was structured into a territory in the year 1812. When the question of granting statehood to the Missouri Territory arose, there ensued a hue and cry because that involved the issue of encompassing slavery into the territory. The issue was brought to rest by the Missouri Compromise of 1820 whereby Missouri was to be admitted to the Union as a slave state. Missouri became the 24th state on 10 August 1821 and was the second state of the Louisiana Purchase (after Louisiana) to be admitted to the Union.

The rate of settlement post 1820 increased. Missouri’s support remained with the Union throughout the period of the Civil War. It was the stage of many important battles and they contributed their support in many ways. Even during World War I and World War II, Missouri came forward with devout patriotism and provided majority of its armed forces. Moreover, voluntary involvement in the army was high. Between the period of the Civil War and the World War II, Missouri underwent a drastic transformation.

The economy diversified, the railroads improved communication, industrialization amplified greatly, agriculture became more profitable and there was a boost in areas of medicine, tourism, and education. Today, Missouri stands as a leading producer of automobiles and transportation equipment, wine, beverages, and beer, etc. In the field of food processing the state is the fastest growing industry. Rice, corn, sorghum, hay, soybeans, and grain are the main agricultural products produced largely by the state.

Missouri is located in the midwestern part of the United States and shares its boundaries with Iowa on the north, Illinois, Tennessee, and Kentucky on the east, Arkansas on the south and by Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska on the west. It is the 21st largest state covering a total area of 69,709 square miles.

St. Francis River is the lowest point of the state standing at an altitude of 230 feet above the sea level. The highest point is Taum Sauk Mountain, which stands at 1, 772 feet above the sea level. The major rivers of the state constitute the Current River, Missouri River, Mississippi River, Osage River, and others. The major lakes are the Lake of the Ozarks, Clearwater Lake, Table Rock Lake, Lake Wappapello, etc.

The land of Missouri is composed of the Ozark Plateau, the Dissected Till Plains on the northern side, the Osage Plains on the western side, and the Mississippi Alluvial Plain on the southern part. The monthly average temperature of Missouri ranges from 90.5 degree Fahrenheit (high) to 19.4 degree Fahrenheit (low).

Missouri experienced the highest recorded temperature, 118 degrees Fahrenheit at Clinton on 15 July 1936, at Lamar on 18 July 1936, and at Warsaw and Union on 14 July 1954. -40 degree Fahrenheit was the lowest recorded temperature at Warsaw on 13 February 1905.

Travel Destinations in Missouri
Missouri takes pride in possessing innumerable historic sites, museums, waterways, spectacular caves, picturesque forests, and cultural attractions. The state will keep one busy with numerous outdoor activities and fun-filled adventures. Some of the top places to visit in Missouri are:
  • St Louis Gateway Arch
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Branson
  • Silver Dollar City
  • Forest Park
  • Meremec and Fantastic Caverns
  • Kansas City
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
  • Vaile Mansion
  • Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
  • Table Rock Lake
  • Worlds of Fun


Map of Cities in Missouri

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Lee's Summit city MapO'Fallon city MapSt. Joseph city Map
St. Charles city MapBlue Springs city MapSt. Peters city Map
Florissant city MapJoplin city MapChesterfield city Map

Map of Missouri Counties

Adair county MapAndrew county MapAtchison county Map
Audrain county MapBarry county MapBarton county Map
Bates county MapBenton county MapBollinger county Map
Boone county MapBuchanan county MapButler county Map

Last Update On : August 22, 2016

The official flag of Missouri was designed by Marie Elizabeth Watkins Oliver and was adopted in 1913. The flag consists of three horizontal stripes of red, white and blue with the seal of Missouri on top of the stripes.
Official Name Missouri
Area69,709 sq mi (180,533 km2)
Population6,063,589 (2014 est.)
CapitalJefferson City
Largest CityKansas City
Official LanguagesEnglish ( Spoken : English, Spanish or Spanish Creole (2.7 percent), German (0.4%), Chinese (0.3%), French including Patois and Cajun (0.3%) and Vietnamese (0.2%).
Time ZoneCentral: UTC 6/5
GovernorJay Nixon
Lt. GovernorPeter Kinder
U.S. SenatorClaire McCaskill, Roy Blunt
AbbreviationMO, US-MO
Joined the UnionAugust 10, 1821 (24th)
NicknameShow-Me State
Highest PointTaum Sauk Mountain
Lowest PointSaint Francis River at southern Arkansas border
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