Kansas, United States
Kansas is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita, with its most populated county being Johnson County. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west. Kansas is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the (south) wind" although this was probably not the term's original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in 1827 with the establishment of Fort Leavenworth. The pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery debate. When it was officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854 with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine whether Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists prevailed, and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state. By 2015, Kansas was one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, corn, sorghum, and soybeans. Kansas, which has an area of 82,278 square miles (213,100 square kilometers) is the 15th-largest state by area and is the 34th most-populous of the 50 states with a population of 2,911,505.
Kansas is known under different nicknames; aka America's Heartland (previously used on Licence Plates), or Central State, or Dorothy's Home, or Free State, or Midway USA (previously used on Kansas Licence Plates), or Sunflower State, or Wheat State (previously used on license plates) and detailed official information about Kansas can be found on the homepage at www. kansas.gov.
Kansas is a landlocked state of the US. As shown in the Kansas location map that Kansas is located in the central region of the US. As clearly illustrated on the given map of Kansas US, it is bordered by Missouri on the east, Nebraska on the north, Colorado on the west, and Oklahoma on the south. The Kansas US is divided into 105 counties and 628 cities. The interesting fact about the state is – it is located at equidistance from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
The name Kansas is quite interesting because there are a few stories behind the naming of the state; however, the most accepted fact is – it is named Kansas because of the Kansas River that flows through Kansas state US. The climate of the state is pretty variable and not similar in entire state. The most important types of climates are humid continental, semi-arid steppe, and humid subtropical.
As you can see on the Kansas map US that the state has many places of attractions that attract tourists most, for example Brown V. Board of Education National Historic Site (Topeka), Fort Larned National Historic Site in Larned, Front Street and Boot Hill Museum are located in Dodge City and many others. The given Kansa state map has all major cities and significant towns among them the most beautiful and largest city is Wichita; however, the capital city is Topeka. Other important cities are Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, and Lawrence.
A quirky attraction in Wamego, OZ Museum is dedicated to all things "The Wizard of Oz." Museum artifacts include hand-painted character masks used in the movie starring Judy Garland, and 24 illustrations from the first edition of the book, published in 1900.
The US State Kansas occupies 211,753 m², about 2,31 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Kansas with 2,913,123 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 8,36 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 549,444 fewer people. The capital Topeka alone has 126,587 inhabitants.
Topeka has served as Kansas’s capital since it became a state in 1861. The Topeka Train Robbers is the city's official baseball team. The mascot's name is MacBurgular. Wichita has almost 390,000 residents.
Residents of Kansas are called Kansans. Mount Sunflower is Kansas's highest point at 4,041 feet (1,232 meters). Kansas is underlain by a sequence of horizontal to gently westward dipping sedimentary rocks. A sequence of Mississippian, Pennsylvanian and Permian rocks outcrop in the eastern and southern part of the state. The state's western half has exposures of Cretaceous through Tertiary sediments, the latter derived from the erosion of the uplifted Rocky Mountains to the west. These are underlain by older Paleozoic and Mesozoic sediments which correlate well with the outcrops to the east. The state's northeastern corner was subjected to glaciation in the Pleistocene and is covered by glacial drift and loess. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west. The state is divided into 105 counties with 628 cities, and is located equidistant from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is in Smith County near Lebanon. Until 1989, the Meades Ranch Triangulation Station in Osborne County was the geodetic center of North America: the central reference point for all maps of North America. The geographic center of Kansas is in Barton County. According to the Köppen climate classification, Kansas's climate can be characterized in terms of three types: it has humid continental, semi-arid steppe, and humid subtropical. The eastern two-thirds of the state (especially the northeastern portion) has a humid continental climate, with cool to cold winters and hot, often humid summers. Most of the precipitation falls during both the summer and the spring.