Kansas is a Midwestern state that epitomizes the U.S. heartland with its Great Plains setting of rolling wheat fields. The Museum of World Treasures in Wichita, the state's largest city, covers world history from dinosaurs to Elvis, while the open-air Old Cowtown Museum traces the city's pioneer past. In nearby Hutchinson, the Cosmosphere displays the Russian Vostok and Apollo 13 spacecraft.
State Capital: Topeka.
Kansas state is surrounded by Nebraska to the north, Oklahoma to the south, Missouri to the east and Colorado to the west. Kansas became the 34th state to join the union on 29th January 1861. The name "Kansas" comes from that of the "Kansa" or "Kaw" whose name in a Siouan language means "people of the south wind".
Once the US' agriculture heartland, 90% of Kansas' land area is devoted for agricultural purposes. Kansas' biggest city, Wichita is known as the Air Capital of the world due to its long time status as the world's major center of production for aviation aircraft.
Kansas State's economy is also driven largely by financial services, government, and tourism. Kansas possesses abundant farmland, a skilled labor force, healthy retail trade, large mineral resources, the abundance of electricity and water. Kansas is also located strategically in the central area and is one of the US' leading mineral producing states. Although Kansas' oil and natural gas production has declined in the past, Kansas continues to remain a top producer of helium and portland cement, clay, stone, sand, gravel, salt and bituminous (soft) coal.
The Main Cities in Kansas
Below are the top 10 largest cities in the state of Kansas and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Wichita - 382,368
2. Overland Park - 126,326
3. Kansas City - 145,786
4. Topeka City - 127,473
5. Olathe - 125,872
6. Lawrence - 87,643
7. Shawnee - 62,209
8. Manhattan - 52,281
9. Lenexa - 48,190
10.Salina - 47,707
Famous Landmarks in Kansas
Below are some of Kansas’s most visited landmarks:
-Established in 1856 as a stop along the Santa Fe Trail, Dodge City served as a safe haven for wagons traveling west, and also provided supplies to troops fighting Native Americans. Buffalo hunters and traders eventually took over the town — which still retains its wild west feel today — contributing to its lawlessness.
Tallest Building In Kansas
Tallest Buildings in Kansas
Below are the tallest buildings in Kansas:
-Epic Center has an apt name, as it's the tallest building Kansas. Completed in 1989, the building is in the city of Wichita, rises 320 feet tall and includes 22 floors.
1. Epic Centre (22 stories; 385 feet)
2. Kansas State Capitol (5 stories; 326 feet)
3. 250 Douglas Place (26 stories; 262 feet)
4. Lighton Plaza I (15 stories; 254 feet)
5. Sheraton Overland Park (23 stories; 240 feet)
6. HUB Tower (17 stories; 235 feet)
7. 7101 Tower (15 stories; 226 feet)
8. Equitable Building (19 stories; 318 feet)
9. DoubleTree Overland Park (18 stories; 218 feet)
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