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Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States. It is bordered by Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. The Missouri River, after which the state is named, flows through the center of the state into the Mississippi River, which makes up Missouri's eastern border. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City
The United States Census Bureau estimates the population of Missouri was 6.14 million as of 2019. The vast majority of people in Missouri speak English. Approximately 5.1% of the population reported speaking a language other than English at home. The Spanish language is spoken in small Latino communities in the St. Louis and Kansas City Metro areas.
The current Constitution of Missouri, the fourth constitution for the state, was adopted in 1945. It provides for three branches of government: the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. The legislative branch consists of two bodies: the House of Representatives and the Senate. These bodies comprise the Missouri General Assembly.
Manufacturing and services—primarily government (federal, state, and local), retail and wholesale trade, real estate, and health and social services—are the largest sectors of the state’s economy.
- The Legislative branch consists of the state legislature, which is the Missouri General Assembly;
- The Executive branch is laid out in Article IV of the state constitution and is headed by the governor of Missouri;
- The Judicial branch (the state courts) is established by Article IV of the Missouri Constitution. The state supreme court is the Supreme Court of Missouri - it is the highest court.
Missouri's economy rests chiefly on industry. Aerospace and transportation equipment are the main manufactures; food products, chemicals, printing and publishing, machinery, fabricated metals, and electrical equipment are also important. Missouri remains important agriculturally; with over 100,000 farms, the state ranks second only to Texas.