Independence city lies in Jackson County of Missouri State in the United States.
The city falls under the metropolitan area of Kansas city.
As per the census of 2006, the city was home to more that 114,000 people. Due to this population, Independence became the 4th largest city in Missouri.
Independence serves as the county seat for Jackson County. This city is famous as the birthplace of US's 33rd President, Harry S. Truman.
Several state and national highways like, State Highway No. 290, 291, Routes 24, 40 and Interstate Highways I- 70 and I- 435 takes one to the city.
The city is surrounded by various cities like Grandview, Blue Springs and Liberty.
The city of Independence is under the influence of a humid continental weather. As a result, the summers are hot with a high level of humidity.
The winters are cold. The city often experiences extremities in temperature.
Due to the absence of oceans or mountains nearby, the city frequently experiences alternate climate.
The hot air from the Gulf of Mexico and cold air from the Arctic influences the weather in the city.
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