Missouri is the state at the Midwest part of our country. The population is 5,595,211 people. Ethnic groups are: Germans - 23,5%, Irish - 12,7%, "the Americans" - 10,5%, English - 9,5%, the French - 3,5%. The capital is Jefferson City, the largest cities are St. Louis and Kansas City. Missouri is located at the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. The total area is 180,693 km ². At the north Missouri is bordered by Iowa, at the east (the Mississippi River) - with Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee, at the South by Arkansas, at the west by Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska (with the first two - on the Missouri River).