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KintraUnitit States
Afore stateheidKansas Territory
Admittit tae the Union29 Januar 1861 (34t)
Lairgest ceetyWichita
Lairgest metroKansas portion o Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Aurie
 • GovrenorLaura Kelly (D)
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)
 • Total2,871,238 (2,011 est)[1]
 • Density13.5/km2 (35.1/sq mi)
 • Median hooseaud income
 • Income rank
 • Offeecial leidInglis[2]
Latitude37° N tae 40° N
Longitude94° 35′ W tae 102° 3′ W

Kansas (/ˈkanzəs/) is a U.S. state locate in the Midwastren Unitit States.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5][6] Residents o Kansas are cried "Kansans."


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  1. "State and Country QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. 2012. Archived frae the original on 3 Mey 2012. Retrieved 14 Mey 2013.
  2. "Governor's Signature Makes English the Official Language of Kansas". Us-english.org. 11 Mey 2007. Archived frae the original on 10 Julie 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  3. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/us_regdiv.pdf
  4. John Koontz, p.c.
  5. 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
  6. Connelley, William E. 1918. Indians Archived 2007-02-11 at the Wayback Machine. A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, ch. 10, vol. 1

Relatit information

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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