Kansas State Profile

Where is Kansas in US ?

Kansas is located in Midwestern United States. It shares its borders with Nebraska on the north, Missouri on the east, Oklahoma on the south, and Colorado on the west.

How did Kansas get its name ?
Kansas gets its name from the Kansa Native America tribe that inhabited the region. The name of the tribe is speculated to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south wind".

What is the capital of Kansas ?
Topeka is the capital of Kansas. It was founded on December 5, 1854 and incorporated on February 14, 1857. It covers an area of 57 square miles and has a population of 127,473. It is the county seat of Shawnee County and is located along the Kansas River. The name in Kansa and the Ioway languages mean "to dig good potatoes".

How big is Kansas ?
Kansas is the 15th largest state in United States. It covers an area of 82,277 square miles and has an estimated population of 2,853,116. It is the 33rd most populated state in the country.

Which is the largest city of Kansas ?
Wichita is the largest city of Kansas. Founded in 1863,it covers an area of 165.9 square miles. The population of the state is estimated to be 382,368. It was incorporated in 1870. It is the county seat of Sedgwick County and is located in south-central Kansas.

What is the nickname of Kansas ?
The official nickname of Kansas is the "Sunflower State". It is also known as the wheat state. The state is the leading producer of Sunflower which is also the state flower.

What is the official language of Kansas?
The official language of Kansas is English.

What is the religion of Kansas ?
Almost 86% of the state population is Christian, followed by people with no religious affiliation (9%), Jews (2%), and other religions.

Who is the political leader of Kansas ?
Samuel Dale "Sam" Brownback is the current and the 46th Governor of Kansas. He is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office on January 10, 2011. Jeffrey "Jeff" Colyer, a Republican, is the 49th and the current Lieutenant Governor of Kansas. He assumed office on January 10, 2011.

When did Kansas achieve statehood ?
With the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, the region of Kansas became an unorganized territory of the United States. The territories of Nebraska and Kansas were established on May 30,1854. Kansas became the 34th state of the United States on January 29, 1861.

What are some of the famous places in Kansas ?
Cedar Bluff State Park, Elk City State Park, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Allen County Museum, Atchison County Historical Museum, Allen-Lambe House, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and Nicodemus National Historic Site are some of the famous places in Kansas.

What is the economy of Kansas like ?
In 2008, the gross state product of Kansas was $122.7 billion, while its per capita income was $ 35,013. It is the eighth-largest producer of oil and natural gas in the country. The agricultural outputs of the state are cattle, sheep, wheat, cotton, hogs, soybeans, salt, and corn. The main industrial outputs include transportation equipment, commercial and private aircraft, food processing, publishing, and chemical products. There are three tax brackets, ranging from 3.5% to 6.45%, while the sales tax is 6.3%.

Last Updated on: August 17th, 2017