About Kansas

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

Airports

Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National Airport (ICT)
Garden City Regional Airport (GCK)
Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK)
Topeka Regional Airport (FOE)
Hays Regional (HYS)
Dodge City Regional
Salina Regional (SLN)
Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport (LBL)

FAQs

Kansas Travel FAQs | Questions, Answers, and Tall Tales

Colleges + Universities

Kansas has valued education since before it became a state, establishing its first institution of higher learning in 1858, which is now…

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