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Official Kansas County and City Sites
  • Capital: Topeka
  • Population: 2,688,418
  • Entered the Union: January 29, 1861
  • As the: 34th state
  • Motto: Ad astra per aspera (To the stars through difficulties)
  • Nicknames: Sunflower State, Jayhawk State, Breadbasket of America
  • Flower: Sunflower
  • Bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Song: Home on the Range
  • Sports Teams: None.
  • Origin of Name: From a Sioux word meaning "people of the south wind"
  • Major Industries: Wheat, Cattle, Aircraft
  • Historical Sites: Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Museum and Library, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley, Fort Scott Historic Site, Boot Hill Museum's Front Street, Fort Larned National Historic Site, Old Abilene Town
  • Points of Interest: Wichita Art Museum, Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, NCAA Visitors Center
  • Bordering States: Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, Missouri

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