- Capital City: Jefferson City (pop.) 40,564 2008 est.
- Missouri Population: 6,021,988 (2012 est.) (18th)
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- Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)
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- Missouri Quarter The Missouri quarter was the fourth quarter of 2003 and the 24th in the 50 State Quarters® Program.
Missouri was admitted into the Union on August 10, 1821, as a part of the Missouri Compromise, becoming our Nation's 24th State. Missouri's quarter features Lewis and Clark's historic return to St. Louis down the Missouri river. The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Gateway Arch) is in the background. The inscription reads" Corps of Discovery 1804 - 2004".
The 8,000 mile journey of Lewis and Clark began in St. Charles, Missouri in 1804 and went westward and back, ending in St. Louis in 1806. It has been claimed by some to be the greatest U. S. military expedition that ever occurred.
The "Show Me State" obtained its nickname because of the devotion of its residents to simple common sense. In 1899, Rep. Willard D. Vandiver said "Frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I'm from Missouri. You've got to show me". Additional Details
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- Language: English, others
- Largest Cities: (by population) Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Independence, Columbia, St. Joseph
- Name: The origin of the name is from the Missouri River, one named by Missouri Indians.
- Statehood: August 10, 1821 (24th state)