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Kansas Profile

Known as the "Sunflower State," Kansas became the 34th state in 1861. The state's name comes from the Kansa or Kaw Indians and is a Sioux Indian term meaning "south wind people." Within Kansas's borders is the magnetic center mark for all of North America. All land surveys in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico use this as a reference point. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous (connected) states is located in a Kansas pasture. The native sunflower is the state flower and the capital is Topeka. ...Read more here: Kansas - The Sunflower State

Capital City:
Topeka
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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Cities, Counties, and Zip Codes in Kansas

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Kansas Schools

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Elementary Schools

Rose Hill Primary
(316) 776-3340
104 N Rose Hill Rd
Rose Hill, KS 67133
West Elementary
(316) 755-7200
501 N Sheridan
Valley Center, KS 67147

Middle Schools

Overland Trail Middle
(913) 239-5400
6201 W 133rd Street
Overland Park, KS 66209
Mcpherson Middle School
(620) 241-9450
700 E Elizabeth
Mcpherson, KS 67460

High Schools

Stanton County High
(620) 492-6284
200 W Weaver Street
Johnson, KS 67855
Shawnee Mission West High
(913) 993-7800
8800 W 85th St
Shawnee Mission, KS 66212

Sex Offender Information for Kansas

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In Kansas, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://www.accesskansas.org/kbi/ro.shtml. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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