Missouri Facts



State Abbreviation MO
Statehood August 10, 1821
State Capital Jefferson City
State Size Total (Land + Water): 69,704 sq miles; Land Only: 68,886 sq miles
Number of Counties 114
State Population (2010)5,988,927
Electoral Votes10
State Quarter Issue Date August 4, 2003
State Motto Salus populi suprema lex esto (Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law)
State Flower Hawthorn
State Bird Bluebird
Nickname Show-me State
State Flag Missouri State Flag
Area Codes 314, 417, 557, 573, 636, 660, 816, 975
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Kansas City (459,787)
St. Louis (319,294)
Springfield (159,498)
Independence (116,830)
Columbia (108,500)
Major Sports Teams MLB: Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals
NFL: Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams
NHL: St. Louis Blues




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