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Missouri is a state in the Midwest region of the United States that is named for the Missouri River. It is bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. Missouri is the 18th most populous state with an estimated population of 5,911,605 in 2008. Missouri's capital is Jefferson City and the four largest cities are Columbia, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Springfield.

Missouri has both Midwestern and Southern cultural influences and is a transition between the eastern and western United States, as St. Louis is often called the "western-most eastern city" and Kansas City the "eastern-most western city." Missouri's geography is highly varied, with the northern part of the state lying in dissected till plains, the southern part in the Ozark Mountains (dissected plateau), and the Missouri River divides the two. The confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers is located near St. Louis. Missouri generally has cold winters and hot and humid summers.

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Adrian Advance Albany
Alton Appleton City Archie
Arnold Arrow Rock Ash Grove
Ashland Augusta Aurora
Ava Ballwin Barnhart
Bell City Belle Belton
Benton Bernie Bethany
Bloomfield Blue Springs Bolivar
Bonne Terre Bonnots Mill Boonville
Bourbon Bowling Green Branson
Branson West Bridgeton Brookfield
Buckner Buffalo Butler
Caledonia California Camdenton
Cameron Campbell Canton
Cape Fair Carrollton Carthage
Center Centralia Chaffee
Charleston Chesterfield Chillicothe
Clarksville Clever Climax Springs
Clinton Cole Camp Columbia
Corder Crocker Crystal City
Cuba De Soto Dearborn
Defiance Desloge Dexter
Dixon Doniphan Drexel
Eagle Rock East Prairie Edgerton
Edina El Dorado Springs Eldon
Ellsinore Elsberry Eureka
Excelsior Springs Fair Grove Fairview
Farmington Fayette Fenton
Festus Florissant Foristell
Forsyth Fredericktown Fulton
Gainesville Galena Gallatin
Garden City Gerald Gideon
Glasgow Gower Granby
Grandview Gravois Mills Gray Summit
Greenfield Hale Hamilton
Hannibal Harrisonville Hayti
Hazelwood Hermann Hermitage
Higginsville High Ridge Hollister
Holts Summit Hornersville House Springs
Houston Huntsville Iberia
Imperial Independence Ironton
Jackson Jamesport Jefferson City
Joplin Kahoka Kansas City
Kearney Kennett Keytesville
Kimmswick Kirbyville Kirksville
La Belle La Plata Lake Ozark
Lake Saint Louis Lamar Lancaster
Lathrop Lawson Lebanon
Lees Summit Lesterville Lexington
Liberal Liberty Lilbourn
Linn Linn Creek Lockwood
Lone Jack Louisiana Macon
Madison Malden Mansfield
Marceline Marionville Marshall
Marshfield Maryland Heights Maryville
Matthews Maysville Meadville
Mexico Milan Miller
Mineral Point Moberly Monett
Monroe City Montgomery City Morehouse
Mound City Mount Vernon Mountain Grove
Mountain View Neosho Nevada
New Haven New Madrid Nixa
Noel O Fallon Oak Grove
Odessa Ofallon Oran
Oregon Osage Beach Owensville
Ozark Pacific Palmyra
Paris Park Hills Peculiar
Perryville Piedmont Pierce City
Pineville Platte City Plattsburg
Pleasant Hill Poplar Bluff Portage Des Sioux
Portageville Potosi Princeton
Puxico Raymore Raytown
Reeds Spring Republic Rich Hill
Richland Richmond Risco
Riverside Rock Port Rockaway Beach
Rocky Mount Rogersville Rolla
Saint Ann Saint Charles Saint Clair
Saint James Saint Joseph Saint Robert
Sainte Genevieve Salem Salisbury
Sarcoxie Savannah Scott City
Sedalia Seneca Seymour
Shelbina Sheldon Shell Knob
Silex Slater Smithville
Sparta Springfield Stanberry
Stanton Steelville Stockton
Stoutsville Sullivan Summersville
Sunrise Beach Thayer Tipton
Trenton Troy Union
Unionville Van Buren Versailles
Warrensburg Warsaw Washington
Waynesville Webb City West Plains
Weston Windsor Wright City