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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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Kansas Schools

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Elementary Schools

Avondale West Elementary
(785) 274-4775
3229 Sw Westview Ave
Topeka, KS 66611
Rising Star Elementary
(913) 993-4500
8600 Candlelight
Shawnee Mission, KS 66215

Middle Schools

Monticello Trails Middle School
(913) 422-1100
6100 Monticello Rd
Shawnee, KS 66226
Wheatridge Middle School
(913) 856-2900
318 East Washington
Gardner, KS 66030

High Schools

Shawnee Mission Northwest High
(913) 993-7200
12701 W 67th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
Rossville Jr. Sr. High School
(785) 584-6193
800 Main
Rossville, KS 66533

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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