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general kansas facts

The Seal of the State of Kansas

Kansas state seal The motto which appears on the Great Seal, “Ad astra per aspera,” is Latin for “To the stars through difficulties.” The thirty-four stars represent the fact that Kansas was the thirty-fourth state admitted to the Union. On the seal, a sunrise overshadows a farmer plowing a field near his log cabin, a steamboat sailing the Kansas River, a wagon train heading west and Native Americans hunting bison.

To learn more about the Great Seal, visit theĀ Office of the Governor.

The Kansas Flag

flag of the state of Kansas The Kansas flag is a dark blue field that showcases a sunflower, which is the state flower, the Great Seal and the words “Kansas.” In the seal, the thirty-four stars represent the fact that Kansas was the thirty-fourth state admitted to the Union. Above the stars is the motto “To the stars through difficulties.”

To learn more about the Kansas Flag, visit theĀ Office of the Governor.

The Kansas Capitol

Kansas capitol buildingThe Kansas Capitol resides in Topeka, and it is one of the most beautiful State Capitol buildings in the country. The state capital location and building have quite a history.

To learn more about the Kansas Capitol, visit the Office of the Governor.

Kansas Population

According to the 2010 census, the state population was 2,853,132 people. The next census will be 2020. The largest city in Kansas is Wichita with a population of 382,386; however, other major cities in Kansas include Kansas City, Overland Park and Topeka. Major industries in Kansas are agriculture, aircraft manufacturing and education.

Kansas Climate

The average climate is good for both crop and livestock production. There is approximately 25.52 inches of precipitation yearly. The average temperature in January is 28.7° F and 79.6° F in July. Average wind speed in the state of Kansas is 12.04 miles per hour.

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