Kansas State of America

Kansas, 34th State
“Ad astra per aspera”
(To the stars through difficulties)
  • Name (Sioux word): “kką:ze”; “people of the south wind”
  • Governor: Laura Kelly (Democratic Party)
  • Capital: Topeka
  • Population:  2,910,360 (2020), (36th most populous)
  • Location:  In the Midwest of the USA, located on the eastern edge of the Great Plains.
    1. North; Nebraska,
    2. East: Missouri,
    3. South: Oklahoma,
  • West: Colorado,
  • Area: 213,110 km2/82,282 mi2, 15th by rank
  • Postal abbreviation: KS
  • Admitted to Union: January 29, 1861
  • Official language: English

 

1.      State’s Symbols

 

  • State tree: Cottonwood
  • State Grass: Little Bluestem Grass
  • State flower: Wild Native Sunflower
  • State food: none
  • State Animal: American Buffalo
  • State Insect: Honeybee
  • State Fish: Channel catfish
  • State Amphibian: Barred Tiger Salamander
  • State Dinosaur: none
  • State Reptile: Ornate Box Turtle
  • State Bird: Western Meadowlark
  • State Horse: none
  • State Dog: none
  • State Fossil:
    1. State Marine Fossil: Tylosaurus
    2. State Flying Fossil: Pteranodon
  • State Rock: none
  • State Gemstone: none
  • State mineral: none
  • State Sports: none
  • State Song: Home on the Range
  • State Tartan: none
  • State Poet Laureate: Huascar Medina
  • State Dance: none
  • State Firearm: none
  • State Tall Ship: none
  • State Marches: Kansas March Songs
  • State Theater: none
2.      Geography Facts
  • Land: 211,921 km(81,823 mi2), 13th
  • Water: 1,189 km(459 mi2), 43rd
  • State Forests: 24
  • National Forests: none
  • State Wildlife Areas: 33
  • State Wildlife Management Areas: 3
  • National Wildlife Refuges: 3
  • National Historic Sites: 2
  • State Parks: 30
  • Public Beaches: N/A
  • National Park: 1
  • Water: 6%
  • Largest city (by area): Wichita (423.7 km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Wichita(388,771 people)
  • Lowest point: Kansas; 680 feet, 41st lowest
  • Highest point: Sunflower; 4,039 feet, (1,231 m), 28th tallest
3.       Facts about Kansas
  • It is actually the windiest city in the entire United States, it has a wind speed of 14 miles per hour.
  • It is one of the flattest places on Earth.
  • More Civil War casualties took place here than in any other state of the Union.
  • Kansas grows as much wheat annually that it would stretch all the way to the Pacific Ocean from western Kansas.
  • The first airplane factory in the United States was built in Wichita.
  • Singing the alphabet while wandering the Topeka streets at night is illegal.
  • Nickname/s: Sunflower State, Jayhawk State, the Midway State, and the Wheat State.
  • Major industries: Agriculture, cattle Production, healthcare, alternate energy, bioscience, aviation, non-fuel industrial minerals, professional and technical services, advanced manufacturing, and transportation.
  • Famous for: Dodge City, wheat production, general aviation manufacturing-private aircraft manufacturing.
  • Area codes: 316, 620, 785, 913

 

4.       Natural Resources
  • Agriculture:

    1. Wheat
    2. Corn
    3. Soybeans
    4. Grain sorghum (milo)
    5. Hay
  • Livestock:

    1. Cattle
    2. Hogs
    3. horses and mules
    4. Chickens
  • Livestock products:

    1. Dairies
    2. Poultry
  • Gemstones and Minerals:

    1. gypsum
    2. salt
    3. sand and gravel
    4. clays
  • Helium
  • Fossil fuel:

    1. natural gas
    2. natural gas liquids
    3. Petroleum

 

5.       Mountains

              Mountains: 1

              High Hills:

  • Coronado Heights
  • Blue Mound
  • North Pole Mound
  • Mount Sunflower
  • Rock Hill
  • Red Hills
  • Motti Hill
  • Twin Butte
  • Lone Butte
  • Pawnee Mound
6.       Divisions
  • 105 Counties
  • 627 Cities
  • N/A Towns

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