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State of Kansas

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Facts about Kansas

  • The State of Kansas is the 34th U.S. state.
  • Kansas received statehood on January 29, 1861.
  • Kansas's state capital is Topeka.
  • Kansas's state postal abbreviation is KS.

Kansas's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Sturnella neglecta

  • Official State Flower: Sunflower
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Helianthus annuus
  • Year: 1903

  • Official State Motto: Ad astra per aspera
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation: To the stars through difficulties

  • Official State Song: Home on the Range

  • Official State Tree: Cottonwood
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Populus deltoides
  • Year: 1937

Kansas's Sports

MLS - Major League Soccer Teams MISL - Major Indoor Soccer League Teams

Kansas's State Government and Public Safety


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