Kansas General Information


GENERAL

Abbreviated as KS on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, Kansas is a sparsely populated US state with a population of almost 2.7 million, located in the Midwest. The capital is Topeka. Its name is derived from the word Kansa and means “people of the south wind” in the Sioux language.

Kansas Population

Nickname

The Sunflower State

Capital

Topeka

Biggest town

Wichita

Area

Rank (within the US): 13th out of 50 states

Total: 213,283 km²

Land: 212,933 km²

Water (%): 1,190 km² (0.56%)

Residents

Rank (within the US): 32nd out of 50 states

Total (2000): 2,688,418

Density: 13 / km²

State membership

Place: 34th

Since: January 29, 1861

GEOGRAPHY

Time zone: Central: UTC –6 / –5

Mountain: UTC -7 / -6

Latitude: 37 ° N to 40 ° N

Longitude 94 ° 38’W to 102 ° 34’W

Width: 340 km

Length: 645 km

Highest position: 1,231 m

Average location: 610 m

Lowest position: 207 m

Kansas State Flag

Kansas borders Oklahoma to the south, Missouri to the east, Nebraska to the north and Colorado to the west. As the geographic center of the USA (precisely in Osborne County), it is equally distant from the Pacific and the Atlantic.

POPULATION

There are 2,688,418 residents in Kansas.

HISTORY

On May 30, 1854, the so-called “Kansas-Nebraska Act” was passed into law. With this, Nebraska and Kansas were attached to the United States as so-called “territories”, that is, they were part of the United States, but had no statehood.

On March 30, 1855, the so-called “Border Ruffians” (dt. Roughly: “Grenz-Ruffians”) from Missouri invaded Kansas during the first elections and forced the election of a slavery-friendly government.

On January 29, 1861, Kansas became the thirty-fourth state to join the Union.

In February 1861, Kansas became the first state to ban alcoholic beverages (prohibition).

Kansas Counties and County Seats

According to Countryaah, there are a total of 105 counties in the state of Kansas.

  1. Allen County (County Seat: Iola)
  2. Anderson County (County Seat: Garnett)
  3. Atchison County (County Seat: Atchison)
  4. Barber County (County Seat: Medicine Lodge)
  5. Barton County (County Seat: Great Bend)
  6. Bourbon County (County Seat: Fort Scott)
  7. Brown County (County Seat: Hiawatha)
  8. Butler County (County Seat: El Dorado)
  9. Chase County (County Seat: Cottonwood Falls)
  10. Chautauqua County (County Seat: Sedan)
  11. Cherokee County (County Seat: Columbus)
  12. Cheyenne County (County Seat: St. Francis)
  13. Clark County (County Seat: Ashland)
  14. Clay County (County Seat: Clay Center)
  15. Cloud County (County Seat: Concordia)
  16. Coffey County (County Seat: Burlington)
  17. Comanche County (County Seat: Coldwater)
  18. Cowley County (County Seat: Winfield)
  19. Crawford County (County Seat: Girard)
  20. Decatur County (County Seat: Oberlin)
  21. Dickinson County (County Seat: Abilene)
  22. Doniphan County (County Seat: Troy)
  23. Douglas County (County Seat: Lawrence)
  24. Edwards County (County Seat: Kinsley)
  25. Elk County (County Seat: Howard)
  26. Ellis County (County Seat: Hays)
  27. Ellsworth County (County Seat: Ellsworth)
  28. Finney County (County Seat: Garden City)
  29. Ford County (County Seat: Dodge City)
  30. Franklin County (County Seat: Ottawa)
  31. Geary County (County Seat: Junction City)
  32. Gove County (County Seat: Gove)
  33. Graham County (County Seat: Hill City)
  34. Grant County (County Seat: Ulysses)
  35. Gray County (County Seat: Cimarron)
  36. Greeley County (County Seat: Tribune)
  37. Greenwood County (County Seat: Eureka)
  38. Hamilton County (County Seat: Syracuse)
  39. Harper County (County Seat: Anthony)
  40. Harvey County (County Seat: Newton)
  41. Haskell County (County Seat: Sublette)
  42. Hodgeman County (County Seat: Jetmore)
  43. Jackson County (County Seat: Holton)
  44. Jefferson County (County Seat: Oskaloosa)
  45. Jewell County (County Seat: Mankato)
  46. Johnson County (County Seat: Olathe)
  47. Kearny County (County Seat: Lakin)
  48. Kingman County (County Seat: Kingman)
  49. Kiowa County (County Seat: Greensburg)
  50. Labette County (County Seat: Oswego)
  51. Lane County (County Seat: Dighton)
  52. Leavenworth County (County Seat: Leavenworth)
  53. Lincoln County (County Seat: Lincoln Center)
  54. Linn County (County Seat: Mound City)
  55. Logan County (County Seat: Oakley)
  56. Lyon County (County Seat: Emporia)
  57. Marion County (County Seat: Marion)
  58. Marshall County (County Seat: Marysville)
  59. McPherson County (County Seat: McPherson)
  60. Meade County (County Seat: Meade)
  61. Miami County (County Seat: Paola)
  62. Mitchell County (County Seat: Beloit)
  63. Montgomery County (County Seat: Independence)
  64. Morris County (County Seat: Council Grove)
  65. Morton County (County Seat: Elkhart)
  66. Nemaha County (County Seat: Seneca)
  67. Neosho County (County Seat: Erie)
  68. Ness County (County Seat: Ness City)
  69. Norton County (County Seat: Norton)
  70. Osage County (County Seat: Lyndon)
  71. Osborne County (County Seat: Osborne)
  72. Ottawa County (County Seat: Minneapolis)
  73. Pawnee County (County Seat: Larned)
  74. Phillips County (County Seat: Phillipsburg)
  75. Pottawatomie County (County Seat: Westmoreland)
  76. Pratt County (County Seat: Pratt)
  77. Rawlins County (County Seat: Atwood)
  78. Reno County (County Seat: Hutchinson)
  79. Republic County (County Seat: Belleville)
  80. Rice County (County Seat: Lyons)
  81. Riley County (County Seat: Manhattan)
  82. Rooks County (County Seat: Stockton)
  83. Rush County (County Seat: La Crosse)
  84. Russell County (County Seat: Russell)
  85. Saline County (County Seat: Salina)
  86. Scott County (County Seat: Scott City)
  87. Sedgwick County (County Seat: Wichita)
  88. Seward County (County Seat: Liberal)
  89. Shawnee County (County Seat: Topeka)
  90. Sheridan County (County Seat: Hoxie)
  91. Sherman County (County Seat: Goodland)
  92. Smith County (County Seat: Smith Center)
  93. Stafford County (County Seat: St. John)
  94. Stanton County (County Seat: Johnson City)
  95. Stevens County (County Seat: Hugoton)
  96. Sumner County (County Seat: Wellington)
  97. Thomas County (County Seat: Colby)
  98. Trego County (County Seat: WaKeeney)
  99. Wabaunsee County (County Seat: Alma)
  100. Wallace County (County Seat: Sharon Springs)
  101. Washington County (County Seat: Washington)
  102. Wichita County (County Seat: Leoti)
  103. Wilson County (County Seat: Fredonia)
  104. Woodson County (County Seat: Yates Center)
  105. Wyandotte County (County Seat: Kansas City)

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