Capital:   Jefferson City

State Abbreviation:   MO

State Bird:   Bluebird

State Flower:   Hawthorn

Nickname:   Show-me State

Borders:   This state is bordered by Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee on the east, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma on the west, Iowa on the north, and Arkansas on the south.

  Largest Cities:
1.  Kansas City
2.  St. Louis
3.  Springfield
4.  Independence
5.  Columbia
6.  St. Joseph
7.  Lee's Summit
8.  St. Charles
9.  St. Peters
10.  Florissant
11.  Blue Springs
12.  Chesterfield
13.  O'Fallon
14.  Joplin
15.  Jefferson City