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Capital City:

Topeka

Statehood:

January 29, 1861 (34th)

Population:

2,712,000

Nickname:

Sunflower State

Motto:

Ad Astra per Aspera (To the stars through difficulties)

Origin of State Name:

From the Sioux Indian for "south wind people."

Counties:

105

Largest Cities:

Wichita

Border States:

Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma

Land Area:

81,783 sq. mi., 13th largest

Highest Point:

Mt. Sunflower, 4,039 ft.

Lowest Point:

Verdigris River, 679 ft.

State Bird:

Western Meadowlark

State Flower:

Sunflower

State Tree:

Cottonwood (populus)

State Song:

Home on the Range

State Web Site:

www.state.ks.us


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