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 
  • Economy:
    • 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   

Reference Database

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Links to Statistical Data About Western Kansas