|ABOUT missouri local customs, tourist attractions|
Missouri is located in Central America,
North and the Iowa adjacent, West from north to south, Nebraska, Kansas and
Oklahoma, south Arkansas. To the East, from the north to the South were in
Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee. Missouri is an inland state, its location is
very close to the geographic center of the United States, the Mississippi River
and the west coast of the large tributaries of the Missouri River confluence.
History: the earliest is Indian life place, 1541 Spanish first set foot here, settled in 1682 French here to open up wasteland, in 1803 the United States government from the hands of the French bought Missouri, 1821 August 10, Missouri as the 24th state was incorporated into the federal.
Economic indicators: 2011 Missouri GDP $2495, twenty-second U.S. 50 states, accounting for 1.67% of the proportion of the United States GDP. GDP41513 per capita.
Trade: 2011 Missouri's largest export market is Canada, achieved a total export amount of $43 billion, accounting for about 30% of total exports of Missouri; secondly exports are Mexico, $14 billion, 1.2 billion dollars in China, South Korea 6 billion Japanese 5.9 billion. Exports to China's main product is waste products, machinery and equipment, chemicals, mining, food, computer products, agricultural products and so on.
Agriculture: main products are soy (soya bean oil, soy protein, soybean meal and other), maize (corn syrup and ethanol gasoline, feed), dairy products (whey, protein powder, raw dairy products, etc.), animal feed raw materials, additives, cotton (transgenic cotton output is high), grape wine, etc.
Animal husbandry: pig, cattle, chicken, Turkey farming and meat processing.
Biotechnology: Missouri is the world leader in animal health and Plant Sciences, and animal health industry occupies 32% of the world's market share. More than 5 people in the state are committed to biological sciences, Saint Louis city is the world's largest plant scientists work, live, research.
New energy: wind power in the United States, and has a variety of new energy sources, including wind, solar, etc.. Photovoltaic industry professionals in Missouri ranked sixth in the United States, and each year there will be more than 4000 engineering graduates, thus ensuring the sustainable development of the industry.
Missouri is the hometown of the famous American writer (Mark Twain 1835-1910,) and the story of (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer)