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Kansas (/ˈkanzəs/) is a U.S. state locate in the Midwastren Unitit States.[5] It is namit efter the Kansas River whilk rins through it, whilk in turn is namit efter the Kansa Natif American tribe, whilk indwellt the aurie.[6] The tribe's naim (natively kką:ze) is aften said tae mean "fowk o the wind" or "fowk o the sooth wind," though this wis likely no the term's oreeginal meanin.[7][8] Residents o Kansas are cried "Kansans."

State of Kansas
Banner o Kansas State seal o Kansas
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): The Sunflower State (offeecial);
The Wheat State
Motto(s): Ad astra per aspera
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Kansas heichlichtit
Offeecial leid Inglis[1]
Demonym Kansan
Caipital Topeka
Lairgest ceety Wichita
Lairgest metro Kansas portion o Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Aurie
Aurie Ranked 15t
 • Tot 82,277 sq mi
(213,096 km2)
 • Width 417 miles (645 km)
 • Lenth 211 miles (340 km)
 • % watter 0.56
 • Latitude 37° N tae 40° N
 • Longitude 94° 35′ W tae 102° 3′ W
Population Ranked 33rd
 • Tot 2,871,238 (2011 est)[2]
 • Density 35.1/sq mi  (13.5/km2)
Ranked 40t
 • Median hoosehauld income $50,177 (25t)
 • Heichest pynt Mount Sunflower[3][4]
4,041 ft (1232 m)
 • Mean 2,000 ft  (610 m)
 • Lawest pynt Verdigris River at Oklahoma border[3][4]
679 ft (207 m)
Afore statehuid Kansas Territory
Admission to Union 29 Januar 1861 (34t)
Govrenor Jeff Colyer (R)
Legislatur Kansas Legislature
 • Upper hoose Senate
 • Lawer hoose Hoose o Representatives
U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R)
Jerry Moran (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation Tim Huelskamp (R)
Lynn Jenkins (R)
Kevin Yoder (R)
Mike Pompeo (R) (leet)
Time zones  
 • most of state Central: UTC-6/-5
 • 4 wastren coonties Muntain: UTC-7/-6
ISO 3166 US-KS
Abbreviations KS,


  1. "Governor's Signature Makes English the Official Language of Kansas". 2007-05-11. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  2. "State and Country QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  6. John Koontz, p.c.
  7. Rankin, Robert. 2005. "Quapaw." In Native Languages of the Southeastern United States, eds. Heather K. Hardy and Janine Scancarelli. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, pg. 492
  8. Connelley, William E. 1918. Indians. A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, ch. 10, vol. 1

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Precedit bi
Leet o U.S. states bi date o statehuid
Admittit on 29 Januar 1861 (34th)
Succeedit bi
West Virginia