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Missouri

"Show-me State"

Motto
Salus populi suprema lex esto (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law)
Capitol
Jefferson City
Name Origin
Named after the Missouri Indian tribe. “Missouri” means “town of the large canoes.”
Statehood Date
Aug. 10, 1821 (24th)
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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of Missouri along with the year they became official.

Flower Hawthorn (1923)
Bird Bluebird (1927)
Aquatic Animal Paddlefish (1997)
Fish Channel Catfish (1997)
Song “Missouri Waltz” (1949)
Fossil Crinoid (1989)
Musical Instrument Fiddle (1987)
Rock Mozarkite (1967)
Mineral Galena (1967)
Insect Honeybee (1985)
Tree Flowering Dogwood (1955)
Tree Nut Eastern Black Walnut (1990)
Animal Mule (1995)
Dance Square Dance (1995)
Missouri Day Third Wednesday In October (1969)
Demographics
Population Density
81.2 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
68,886 sq mi. (178,415 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
800 ft (243.84 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
118°F (48°C) on July 14, 1954
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–40°F (–40°C) on February 13, 1905

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