map of Kansas UNITED STATES


  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Topeka // state code ISO: KS ; FIPS: US20
    surface: 211926 = 81827 sq.mi // rank in USA: 13 // location: West North Central
    climate: temperate but continental, with great extremes between summer and winter
    entered USA as 34th state on: 1861-01-29
    administrative division: 105 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 2,688,418
    population density 2000: 13 per = 33 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 8,5%
    main ethnic groups: white 86,1%; black 5,7%; Asian 1,7%; Native American/Nat. AK 0,9%; other 5%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: wheat, sorghum, corn, hay, soybeans, sunflowers
    livestock (million): cattle: 6,7 / pigs: 1,6 / poultry: 2 / sheep: 0,11
    timber/lumber: oak, walnut
    chief industries: manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, services
    chief industrial products: transportation equipment, machinery & computer equipment, food products
    chief mining products: portland cement, salt, crushed stone, helium, sand & gravel
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Mt. Sunflower 1231 m = 4039 ft
    other mountains: of no importance
    lowest point in the state: ca 225 m near Kansas City
    lakes: Cheyenne Bottoms
    artificial lakes: Waconda Lake, Cheney Res., Cedar Bluff Res., Tuttle Creek Lake, Wilson Lake
    rivers: Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Sunflower State
    motto: Ad Astra per Aspera (To the stars through difficulties)
    song: Home on the Range
    flower: native sunflower // bird: Western meadowlark // tree: Cottonwood
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.02.26 by Jan Lahmeyer
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