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Residents of Kansas are known as "Kansans." The abbreviation is for Kansas is KS. The capital of Kansas is Topeka and the largest City is Wichita. Kansas's state song is "Home on the Range." The name Kansas comes from the Sioux Indian word for "south wind people."

Kansas is unofficially known as the " Sunflower State" because it is well known for its sunflowers. In fact, the Sunflower is Kansas' state flower. These wild flowers are common all over Kansas. Kansas' state bird is the Western Meadowlark and the state tree is the Cottonwood.

Kansas is ranked 32nd by population and received its statehood on January 29, 1861.

Kansas is bordered by Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. The Kansas River is the only major body of water associated with the state.

One of Kansas' main industries is agriculture such as wheat and grain. Aircraft and automobile manufacturing are also major industry providers for the state.

There were 466,293 K12 students in the Kansas public schools in 1996. Out of those students 36,285 were first grade students. There were also 30,875 K12 public school teachers in the Kansas public schools system. There were a total of 1,464 Kansas public schools in 1996. (Source: IES National Center for Education Statistics)

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Ten Largest Cities in Kansas
City
Population
 Wichita
361,420
 Overland Park
169,403
 Kansas City
142,320
 Topeka
122,642
 Olathe
118,034
 Lawrence
89,852
 Shawnee
59,958
 Manhattan
51,707
 Salina
46,458
 Lenexa
45,681
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