Largest Cities in Missouri
Missouri, abbreviated MO or Mo., is a state in the United States. It is 180,514 km² and has about 6 million inhabitants. The Native American meaning of the name is “muddy water”.
The capital is Jefferson City, and the largest cities are Saint Louis, located just south of the city where the Missouri River flows into the Mississippi, and Kansas City, just off the border with the state of Kansas. Extensive agriculture is practiced with the production of soybeans, halibut and maize. Livestock and the transport and food industry are also important industries. The state has deposits of oil, coal and iron ore.
Missouri encompasses land on both sides of the lower Missouri River. The area was colonized by the French from 1735, it was territory in the United States in 1812 and state from 1821. The state was called Show Me State.
Biggest Cities of Missouri by Population