The Joplin-Miami, MO-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area now consisting of three counties – Jasper and Newton counties – in southwest Missouri and Ottawa County, OK – in extreme northeast Oklahoma, all anchored by the city of Joplin. The addition of Ottawa County was officially added to the Joplin Metropolitan area in April of 2013. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 175,518, though as of the 2012 estimates, the population is 206,563.
Neosho (//; originally [niˈoʒo] or [niˈoʒu] is the most populous city in Newton County, Missouri, United States, which it serves as the county seat. With a population of 11,835 as of the 2010 census, the city is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region with an estimated 176,849 (2011) residents. Neosho lies on the western edge of the Ozarks.
The name "Neosho" is generally accepted to be of Native American (most likely Osage) derivation, meaning "clear, cold water", referring to local freshwater springs. The springs attracted varying cultures of Native American inhabitants for thousands of years. It was also ideal for the later white settlers, who founded the city in 1833. It was incorporated as a municipal government in 1878. Nicknamed "City of Springs", Neosho has long served as an agricultural center and more recently as home of the National Fish Hatchery. It is known locally as the "Gateway to the Ozarks", and since 1957 as "the Flower Box City".
The United States is a country in the Northern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere, and the Eastern Hemisphere. It consists of forty-eight contiguous states in North America, Alaska, a peninsula which forms the northwestern most part of North America, and Hawaii, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. There are several United States territories in the Pacific and Caribbean. The term "United States", when used in the geographical sense, means the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands of the United States. The country shares land borders with Canada and Mexico and maritime (water) borders with Russia, Cuba, and the Bahamas in addition to Canada and Mexico.
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