Kansas . . .


Sunflower State

 Admission to Statehood: January 29, 1861 as the 34th State

The Kansas state flag has a navy background with a sunflower, the state seal and the words "Kansas". In the picture of the state seal are thirty-four stars representing the order of statehood. Above the stars is the motto "To the Stars Through Difficulties". 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. The Flag was  adopted in 1927. 

Motto: Ad astra per aspera   To the stars through difficulties


Flower: Sunflower  Helianthus annuus

State Bird:  Western Meadowlark

Song: Home on the Range   

Tree: Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)


Library: Kansas State Library

Area: 82282 sq.mi, 15th   Land 81823 sq. mi., 13th   Water 459 sq.mi., 43rd

      Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, sorghum, soybeans, hogs, corn.
      Industry: Transportation equipment, food processing, printing and publishing,           chemical products, machinery, apparel, petroleum, mining.

Geographic Center: Barton, 15 miles northeast of Great Bend

Highest Point: Mt. Sunflower; 4039 feet, 28th

Lowest Point: Verdigris River; 680 feet, 43rd

Nickname: Sunflower State

Origin of state's name: From the Sioux Indian for "south wind people"

Population: Quick facts   2,688,418; 32nd, 12/00


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