Kansas Facts

Statehood: January 29, 1861 (34th state)
Capital: Topeka
Largest City: Wichita
Population: 2,913,314
Length: 210 miles
Width: 410 miles
Highest elevation: 4,041 ft. (Mt. Sunflower)

State Symbols

Amphibian: Barred Tiger Salamander
Animal: American Bison
Bird: Western Meadowlark
Flower: Sunflower
Insect: European honey bee
Motto: Ad astra per aspera, "To the stars through difficulties"
Reptile: Ornate Box Turtle
Soil: Harney silt loam
Song: "Home on the Range"
Tree: Cottonwood