Missouri gained its current status as a state in the year 1821. The government of Missouri is lead by Jay Nixon and is based in the state capital of Jefferson City (Population: 43,079).
The most populous cities in Missouri are: Kansas City (Population: 459,787), St. Louis (Population: 319,294), Springfield (Population: 159,498), Independence (Population: 116,830), East Independence (Population: 110,675).
Missouri State - Quick Facts
|Year of Establishment||1821|
|Capital||Jefferson City (Population: 43,079)|
|Head of Government||Jay Nixon|
|Total Area||180,515 sq km (69,697 sq miles)|
|Population Density||33.2 sq km (85.9 sq miles)|
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