Facts about Kansas
Facts About Kansas
- Admission to Statehood: January 29, 1861
- Ancestry and Genealogy: Kansas State Database
- Area: 82282 sq.mi
- Area Codes: 316 - 620 - 785 - 913
- Biographies: Famous Kansans
- Bird: Western Meadowlark
- Constitution: 34th State
- Courts: Kansas Judicial Branch
- Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, sorghum, soybeans, hogs, corn.
- Industry: Transportation equipment, food processing, printing and publishing, chemical products, machinery, apparel, petroleum, mining, wind energy.
- Flower: Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
- Geographic Center: Barton, 15 miles northeast of Great Bend
- Highest Point: Mt. Sunflower; 4039 feet, 28th
- Library: Blue Skyways - Kansas State Library
- Lowest Point: Verdigris River; 680 feet, 43rd
- Maps: DMOZ
- Motto: Ad astra per aspera-- To the stars through difficulties.
- Nickname: Sunflower State
- Origin of state's name: From the Sioux Indian for "south wind people"
- Population: 2,688,418;
- Soil: Harney Silt Loam
- Song: Home on the Range words by: Brewster Higley music by: Daniel Kelley
- State Parks: Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
- Travel: Travel Kansas
- Tree: Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
- Unclaimed Funds: Kansas State Treasurer
- Veteran Affairs: Kansas CVA
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- Agricultural Economics Library - K-State - The Mecca of all things related to agriculture.
- Colleges, Scholarships & Financial Aid - What parent or student doesn't need to visit this site?
- Kansas Business Loan - Offered by the Kansas Association of Certified Development Companies.
- Kansas Department of Commerce - Our home plate for Kansas development information.
- Kansas Labor Market Data - A site maintained by our State Department of Labor.
- Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service - The only place to go for facts about Kansas agriculture.
- National Rural Economic Developers Association - A great site for all rural developers.
- Policy Research Institute - University of Kansas - A great place to find Census data and more.
Links to Statistical Data About Western Kansas
- University of Kansas Policy Research Institute
- USDA Agricultural Statistics Service
- Kansas State Library
- College Scholarships