Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It borders eight other states, making it one of the most centrally located states in the country. Its capital is Jefferson City, and its largest city is Kansas City. Missouri has a diverse geography, with the Mississippi River running along its eastern border and the Ozark Mountains in the southern part of the state. The state is known for its cultural significance, with historical sites such as the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the Pony Express National Historic Trail. Missouri also has a rich agricultural heritage, producing crops such as corn, soybeans, and wheat. It is often referred to as the "Show-Me State" due to the skepticism of its residents and their demand for proof.