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?
|Capital||Date Admitted to Union||Population (State Ranking)||Area (State Ranking)||Flag Adopted|
|Topeka||January 29, 1861 (34th state)||Approximately 2.9 million|
|82,278 square miles|
|September 24, 1961|