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State of Kansas
Banner o Kansas State seal o Kansas
Flag Seal
Elk-name(s): The Sunflower State (offeecial);
The Wheat State
Motto(s): Ad astra per aspera
Map o the Unitit States wi Kansas heichlichtit
Offeecial leid(s) Inglis[1]
Demonym Kansan
Caipital Topeka
Lairgest ceety Wichita
Lairgest metro aurie Kansas portion o Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Aurie
Aurie  Rankit 15t in the U.S.
 - Total 82,277 sq mi
(213,096 km2)
 - Width 417 miles (645 km)
 - Length 211 miles (340 km)
 - % watter 0.56
 - Latitude 37° N tae 40° N
 - Langitude 94° 35′ W tae 102° 3′ W
Population  Rankit 33rd in the U.S.
 - Total 2,871,238 (2011 est)[2]
 - Densitie 35.1/sq mi  (13.5/km2)
Rankit 40t in the U.S.
 - Median hoosehauld income  $50,177 (25t)
 - Heuchest point Mount Sunflower[3][4]
4,041 ft (1232 m)
 - Mean 2,000 ft  (610 m)
 - Lawest point Verdigris River at Oklahoma border[3][4]
679 ft (207 m)
Admission tae Union  29 Januar 1861 (34t)
Govrenor Sam Brownback (R)
Lieutenant 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
Abbreviations KS US-KS
Wabsteid www.kansas.gov

Kansas (Listeni/ˈkænzəs/) is a U.S. state locatit in the Midwastren Unitit States.[5] It is namit efter the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn is namit efter the Kansa Natif American tribe, which inhabitit 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," although this wis probably no the term's oreeginal meanin.[7][8] Residents o Kansas are cried "Kansans."

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Governor’s Signature Makes English the Official Language of Kansas". Us-english.org. 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.
  5. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/us_regdiv.pdf
  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

Relatit information[eedit | eedit soorce]

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