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Kansas, USA — visiting the Corn State

Kansas, USA
Kansas, USA
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State Name
Kansas  – State Abbr.: KS
Statehood
29-Jan-1861
– Statehood Ranking: 34
Land Area
81,815 square miles  (211,893 qkm)
– Land Area Ranking: 13
Population
2,688,418
(2000; Census every 10 years)
Capital
Topeka
Biggest City
Wichita
Nickname
The Sunflower State
Motto
“Ad Astra Per Aspera” (== To the stars through difficulty)
Highest Point
1.231 m / 4,039 ft (Mount Sunflower in Western Kansas)
Lowest Point
207 m / 680 ft (Verdigris River in Southeast Kansas)
Observing Dayligh Saving Time: yes
Tree
Cottonwood
Flower
Native Sunflower
Bird
Western Meadowlark
Animal
The American Buffalo or Bison
Song
Home on the Range (by Dr. Brewster Higley)

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