The state of Kansas lies in the heart of the United States; he became a member of the Union in 1861 as the 34th state in a row. Kansas is bordered by four other states – Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The capital of Kansas is the city of Topeka.
The territory of present-day Kansas has been inhabited by indigenous people for centuries; the first Europeans came to the area around the middle of the 16th century. Under the United States, much of the territory came under trade with France, which sold the United States its claim to much of the central United States (Louisisana Purchase) in 1803. The rest of present-day Kansas fell to the United States after The Mexican-American War of 1848. Kansas has meanwhile been part of the Missouri Territory. The first white Americans did not settle here until 1827. There were a number of clashes between the colonists over the issue of slavery. This “battle” was won by opponents of slavery, and in 1861 Kansas was admitted to the Union as a state where slavery was banned.
Kansas is located in the central part of United States. The surface is not significantly rugged and is considered one of the flattest states in the USA. The highest point is Mount Sunflower in western Kansas with an altitude of 1232 meters.
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The climate in Kansas is characterized as humid continental to humid subtropical. It is characterized by very hot summers, often with plenty of rainfall, and cold to cold winters. Summer average temperatures rise above 30 degrees Celsius, the average lowest winter temperatures fall to about 4 degrees. Precipitation is most common in spring and summer; Strong storms are no exception – Kansas is prone to severe weather events and frequent tornado storms, especially in spring and early summer.
Kansas is historically an agricultural state; At present, industry and services have outperformed agriculture in order of importance, but agriculture in Kansas is still thriving – the state is a major producer of cattle, wheat, corn and soybeans. The downstream manufacturing industry is also an important sector, as is the production of transport and industrial equipment. Kansas is also one of the largest oil and gas producers in the United States.
The capital of Kansas is Topeka, a city of about 300,000 in the eastern part of the state. However, the economic centers are the metropolitan areas around Kansas City and also the largest city Wichita, the center of the aviation industry, with almost 400,000 inhabitants.
The capital of Kansas – Topeka
The capital of the state of Kanssas is the city of Topeka. It is located in the western part of the state and lies on the Kansas River about a hundred kilometers from Kansas City. Topeka has a population of about 130,000 and has been the capital since the beginning of the state of Kansas.
Topeka was founded in 1857 on the Kansas River and three years later was recognized as a city. It was the river that contributed to the rapid development of the city, which, with the entry of Kansas as an official state into the Union, became the new capital. Development was immediately stifled by the civil war in the United States, but then a new boom ensued, especially in the 1880s.
In the twentieth century, Topeka became famous mainly as the site of the great victory of human rights activists, when, based on the case between Oliver Brown and the school system in Topeka, the US Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. In honor of the city of Topeka, the US Navy has already named three of its ships (USS Topeka).
The climate in Topeka is relatively humid and is characterized by hot summers with average maximum daily temperatures around 31 degrees and relatively cold winters, when temperatures at night drop to an average of -6 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is most common in spring and early summer.
The Kansas state flag was adopted in 1961.
|KS (Reference: AbbreviationFinder)
|2 893 957 (2013)
|Accession to the Union
|29. 1. 1861
|The highest point
|Mount Sunflower (1 232 m)