Kansas (State)

State of Kansas
Coordinates 38°30’NB, 98°0’WL
General
Surface 213.283 km²
(0,6% water)
Residents 2.871.238
(13,5 inhabitants/km²)
Capital city Topeka
Politics
Governor Laura Kelly (D)
Other
Time zone −6 / −7
Joined January 29, 1861
Nickname Sunflower State
ISO 3166-2 US-KS
Website kansas.gov

Kansas is one of the states of the United States. The capital is Topeka. The standard abbreviation for the state is KS.

Geography

Köppen Climate Zones of Kansas

Konza prairie in northeastern Kansas

Kansas has an area of ​​213,283 km² and is almost rectangular. Kansas is the most central state of all 48 contiguous United States of America. It is about the same distance from the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. Kansas borders Nebraska to the north, Oklahoma to the south , Colorado to the west, and Missouri to the east. Kansas is largely in the Central Standard Time time zone, part of the western part of the state belongs to the Mountain Standard Time time zone. Kansas uses daylight saving time from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November (Central Saving Time and to the west Mountain Saving Time).

The average altitude is 610 m above sea level; the highest point is Mount Sunflower (1231 m). Kansas is also the name of the great river in the east of the state, which flows from Tuttle Creek Lake and empties into the Missouri.

Most of Kansas has a warm maritime climate, a type of humid subtropical climate. The west has a drier cold steppe climate. The natural vegetation in Kansas is prairie, a type of grassland. In eastern Kansas goes the so -called Tallgrass prairie (with long grasses); in the west it is about Shortgrass prairie (with short grasses). In most of the state, however, there is a mixture of both. The tallgrass prairie is protected in the Konza Prairie Biological Station and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (both in northeastern Kansas). The west of the state becomes theGreat Plains counted.

Demography and Economics

According to TRACKAAH, Kansas had 2,853,118 inhabitants (14 per km²) in 2010 and about 69% of the population lives in urban areas. The largest city is Wichita. Kansas City and some of its suburbs are located in Kansas and belong to the metropolitan area that includes Kansas City, Missouri. Outside the urban areas, Kansas consists mainly of vast, very sparsely populated plains, which are used for both agriculture and livestock.

The state’s gross national product was estimated at $140 billion in 2014.

Administrative division

According to COUNTRYAAH, Kansas is divided into 105 counties.

County Inhabitants
1 July, 2007
County Seat Inhabitants
1 July, 2007
Allen (AL) 13.414 Iola 5843
Anderson (AN) 7908 Garnett 3207
Atchison (AT) 16.571 Atchison 10.078
Barber (BA) 4786 Medicine Lodge 1962
Barton (BT) 27.768 Great Bend 15.557
Bourbon (BB) 14.803 Fort Scott 7915
Brown (BR) 10.068 Hiawatha 3188
Butler (BU) 63.045 El Dorado 12.596
Chase (CS) 2882 Cottonwood Falls 901
Chautauqua (CQ) 3806 Sedan 1179
Cherokee (CK) 21.337 Columbus 3222
Cheyenne (CN) 2801 St. Francis 1310
Clark (CA) 2094 Ashland 862
Clay (CY) 8685 Clay Center 4365
Cloud (CD) 9382 Concordia 5171
Coffey (CF) 8454 Burlington 2641
Comanche (CM) 1888 Coldwater 756
Cowley (CL) 34.251 Winfield 11.539
Crawford (CR) 38.860 Girard 2753
Decatur (DC) 2955 Oberlin 1680
Dickinson (DK) 18.957 Abilene 6305
Doniphan (DP) 7756 Troy 1007
Douglas (DG) 113.488 Lawrence 89.852
Edwards (ED) 3106 Kinsley 1462
Elk (EK) 3040 Howard 755
Ellis (EL) 27.464 Hays 20.106
Ellsworth (EW) 6310 Ellsworth 2881
Finney (FI) 38.295 Garden City 26.629
Ford (FO) 33.340 Dodge City 25.737
Franklin (FR) 26.479 Ottawa 12.828
Geary (GE) 25.150 Junction City 15.576
Gove (GO) 2637 Gove City 91
Graham (GH) 2607 Hill City 1400
Grant (GT) 7497 Ulysses 5630
Gray (GY) 5641 Cimarron 1969
Greeley (GL) 1297 Tribune 694
Greenwood (GW) 6993 Eureka 2607
Hamilton (HM) 2632 Syracuse 1768
Harper (HP) 5819 Anthony 2203
Harvey (HV) 33.493 Newton 18.017
Haskell (HS) 4032 Sublette 1509
Hodgeman (HG) 1971 Jetmore 855
Jackson (JA) 13.420 Holton 3312
Jefferson (JF) 18.467 Oskaloosa 1106
Jewell (JW) 3198 Mankato 807
Johnson (JO) 526.319 Olathe 118.034
Kearny (KE) 4148 Lakin 2115
Kingman (KM) 7826 Kingman 3056
Kiowa (KW) 2953 Greensburg 1383
Labette (LB) 21.973 Oswego 1983
Lane (LE) 1746 Dighton 1020
Leavenworth (LV) 73.603 Leavenworth 34.787
Lincoln (LC) 3285 Lincoln Center 1222
Linn (LN) 9767 Mound City 804
Logan (LG) 2628 Oakley 1870
Lyon (LY) 35.981 Emporia 26.662
Marion (MN) 12.238 Marion 1897
Marshall (MS) 10.186 Marysville 1897
McPherson (MP) 29.196 McPherson 13.487
Meade (ME) 4403 Meade 1553
Miami (MI) 31.078 Paola 5368
Mitchell (MC) 6307 Beloit 3645
Montgomery (MG) 34.511 Independence 9277
Morris (MR) 5967 Council Grove 2253
Morton (MT) 3038 Elkhart 1940
Nemaha (NM) 10.201 Seneca 2027
Neosho (NO) 16.228 Erie 1150
Ness (NS) 2991 Ness City 1283
Norton (NT) 5422 Norton 2680
Osage (OS) 16.459 Lyndon 999
Osborne (OB) 3871 Osborne 1377
Ottawa (OT) 6006 Minneapolis 1985
Pawnee (PN) 6415 Larned 3675
Phillips (PL) 5356 Phillipsburg 2372
Pottawatomie (PT) 19.396 Westmoreland 740
Pratt (PR) 9426 Pratt 6406
Rawlins (RA) 2558 Atwood 1092
Reno (RN) 63.145 Hutchinson 40.668
Republic (RP) 4901 Belleville 1864
Rice (RC) 10.080 Lyons 3471
Riley (RL) 69.083 Manhattan 51.707
Rooks (RO) 5160 Stockton 1408
Rush (RH) 3211 La Crosse 1234
Russell (RS) 6737 Russell 4281
Saline (SA) 54.583 Salina 46.458
Scott (SC) 4568 Scott City 3494
Sedgwick (SG) 476.026 Wichita 361.420
Seward (SW) 23.109 Liberal 20.128
Shawnee (SN) 173.476 Topeka 122.642
Sheridan (SD) 2493 Hoxie 1107
Sherman (SH) 5959 Goodland 4349
Smith (SM) 3951 Smith Center 1663
Stafford (SF) 4387 St. John 1188
Stanton (ST) 2162 Johnson City 1364
Stevens (SV) 5061 Hugoton 3412
Sumner (SU) 23.888 Wellington 7812
Thomas (TH) 7314 Colby 4826
Trego (TR) 2927 WaKeeney 1700
Wabaunsee (WB) 6870 Alma 752
Wallace (WA) 1456 Sharon Springs 682
Washington (WS) 5840 Washington 1114
Wichita (WH) 2200 Leoti 1372
Wilson (WL) 9807 Fredonia 2424
Woodson (WO) 3318 Yates Center 1390
Wyandotte (WY) 153.956 Kansas City 142.320

Politics

The executive branch of the state is headed by a governor, who is directly elected by the voters in the state. The 2018 gubernatorial election was won by Laura Kelly of the Democratic Party. She took office as governor of Kansas in January 2019.

The legislature is made up of the Kansas House of Representatives (Kansas House of Representatives) with 125 members and the Kansas Senate (Kansas Senate) with 40 members.

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