Capital - Jefferson City
Nickname. The Show-Me State
Motto. Salus populi suprema lex esto (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law
Population ( 2010 census ) 5,988,927
Extent. The total area of Missouri is 69,697 square miles,
of which land takes up 68,945 square miles and inland water 752 square miles.
Missouri extends 284 miles east - west; its greatest north - south extension is 308 miles.
Elevation. The Ozarks contain Taum Sauk Mountain, which at 1,772 feet is the
highest point in the state. The St. Francis River, near Cardwell Missouri is the state's lowest point at just 230 feet.
Info. The state bird is the Bluebird, the state flower is the White Hawthorn blossom and
the state tree is the Flowering dogwood.