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Missouri rests in the Midwestern region of the United States. Missouri is bordered by Iowa to the north, Illinois to the east, Kentucky and Tennessee to the southeast, Arkansas to the south and Oklahoma and Kansas to the west.


Missouri became the 24th U.S state on Aug. 10, 1821. The capital city was first located in Saint Charles before it was moved to Jefferson City in 1926. Missouri was the first state to lie entirely to the west of the Mississippi River.


According to the 2013 United States Census Bureau population estimate, there are 105 cities in the state of Missouri. Cities in Missouri are classified as either Class 3, Class 4 or as under constitutional charter, as determined by the population at the time of incorporation. Cities may incorporate


Jefferson City, named after President Thomas Jefferson, has been Missouri's capital since 1821. The city extends through both Cole County and Callaway County and is located in central Missouri, between St. Louis and Kansas City.


Missouri's natural resources include lead, zinc, iron ore, dolomite, barite, limestone, copper, granite, marble, sandstone, soil for agricultural activities, and numerous lakes and rivers. Missouri produces 90 percent of the nonrecycled lead in the United States, as of August 2014. Agricultural prod


The source of the Missouri River is located at Brower's Spring at the source of the tributary known as the Jefferson River. Brower's Spring was discovered in the Centennial Mountains by Jacob V. Brower in the 1890s.


In 1923, the state of Missouri declared Crataegus punctata, or the white Hawthorne blossom, as its official state flower. The white hawthorn blossom and over 75 other species of hawthorn are native to Missouri, particularly in the southernmost regions among the Ozark Mountains.


The manufacturing industry is vital to the economy of Missouri, which is home to more than 7,000 manufacturing firms. The food industry sector ranks as the top employer, followed by advanced manufacturing sectors. Other major industries in the state are the agriculture, mining and service industries


The major bodies of water in Missouri include the Missouri River, the Mississippi River, Lake of the Ozarks, the Current River, the Chariton River and Lake Taneycomo. Other notable bodies of water are the Pomme de Terre Lake and Table Rock Lake.


Title 19 is another name for Medicaid, a federal health insurance program that covers the cost of medical care for individuals and families with low incomes and limited resources, explains the Connecticut Network for Legal Aid. The program can fully or partially cover the costs of nursing home care,