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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 leidInglis[1]
Lairgest ceetyWichita
Lairgest metroKansas portion o Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Aurie
AurieRanked 15t
 • Tot82,277 sq mi
(213,096 km2)
 • Width417 miles (645 km)
 • Lenth211 miles (340 km)
 • % watter0.56
 • Latitude37° N tae 40° N
 • Longitude94° 35′ W tae 102° 3′ W
PopulationRanked 33rd
 • Tot2,871,238 (2011 est)[2]
 • Density35.1/sq mi  (13.5/km2)
Ranked 40t
 • Median hoosehauld income$50,177 (25t)
 • Heichest pyntMount Sunflower[3][4]
4,041 ft (1232 m)
 • Mean2,000 ft  (610 m)
 • Lawest pyntVerdigris River at Oklahoma border[3][4]
679 ft (207 m)
Afore statehuidKansas Territory
Admission to Union29 Januar 1861 (34t)
GovrenorJeff Colyer (R)
LegislaturKansas Legislature
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. SenatorsPat Roberts (R)
Jerry Moran (R)
U.S. Hoose delegationTim Huelskamp (R)
Lynn Jenkins (R)
Kevin Yoder (R)
Mike Pompeo (R) (leet)
Time zones 
 • most of stateCentral: UTC-6/-5
 • 4 wastren coontiesMuntain: UTC-7/-6

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."

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