Columbia goes on to serve as Boone County’s county seat. Besides, it houses University of Missouri. ‘College Town’ is liberal on the political level. Moreover, it’s known by sobriquets ‘The Athens of Missouri’, ‘College Town USA’, and ‘CoMO’. Around 50%25 of Columbians are degree holders; and around 25%25 of them are post-graduates. This way, Columbia becomes the 13th most highly-educated municipality all over the US.
Columbia lies at the distance of 120 miles from both, Kansas City and St. Louis. Moreover, it stands at the distance of 29 miles on the northern side of Jefferson City, state capital. Geographically, it’s between Northern Plains and Ozark Plateau. Trees like maple, oak, and hickory are basically found over here.
The topography of Columbia is such that it slopes right from the greatest point towards the north-east to south-western part’s lowest point. Temperature on an average comes out to be 17 degree Celsius every year.
The population as per 2007 census was 99174.
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