State flag of Kansas

Kansas United States of America Flag

The Sunflower State; The Wheat State; America’s Heartland; The Jayhawker State

Kansas is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is bordered by Nebraska to the north, Missouri to the east, Oklahoma to the south, and Colorado to the west. The capital city of Kansas is Topeka, while the largest city is Wichita.

The flag of Kansas features a dark blue field with the state seal centered in the middle. The seal includes a landscape scene with a rising sun, a river, a steamboat, and a settler’s cabin. Above the scene is the state motto, “Ad Astra Per Aspera,” which means “To the Stars Through Difficulties.”

State Song: “Home on the Range”

Motto: “Ad Astra Per Aspera” (To the Stars Through Difficulties)

Where is Kansas on the US Map?

Kansas KS United States of America
American State names abbreviated

Capital Date Admitted to UnionPopulation (State Ranking)Area (State Ranking)Flag Adopted
TopekaJanuary 29, 1861 (34th state)Approximately 2.9 million
(35th largest)
82,278 square miles
(15th largest)
September 24, 1961

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