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Quick Facts: Kansas
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Capital City: Topeka

Kansas: Map and State Flag

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Nickname: Sunflower State
Motto: Ad Astra per Aspera (To the stars through difficulties)
Statehood: January 29, 1861 (34th)
Origin of State's Name: From the Sioux Indian for "south wind people."
Largest City: Wichita
Border States: Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma
Land Area: 81,823 sq. mi., 13th largest
State Bird: Western Meadowlark
State Flower: Sunflower
State Tree: Cottonwood (populus)
State Song: Home on the Range
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U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

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