Kansas (English: Kansas) is a state in the central part of the USA, one of the states of the Midwest. Population — 2,688,000 people (2000). The capital is the city of Topeka. The largest city is Wichita. The state is also called the “breadbasket of the nation”: it leads among the states in the cultivation of wheat. The state flower is a sunflower, the state tree is a poplar. The motto is “Through the thorn to the stars.”
The name comes from the Kanso Indians, meaning “people of the south wind”.
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Judiciary and crime
Kansas state government consists of three branches: the legislature, which makes laws; the executive branch, which enforces the laws; and the judiciary, which interprets and applies laws. All state courts in Kansas are united in jurisdiction and exercise different judicial powers. They include: the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, district courts and municipal courts .
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) says the total number of reported crimes in 2019 is 5.5% below the 10-year average. Also, the general crime index decreased by 5.5% from 2018 to 2019 .
|City in the United States|
|– country||412.56 km²|
|– water||11.14 km²|
(April 1, 2010)
|Mayor||Brandon Whipple (D)|
|Downtown Wichita and the Arkansas River|
According to COUNTRYAAH, Wichita is a city in the American state of Kansas with a population of 344,284. This makes it the 50th city in the United States (2000). Its surface is 351.6 km², making it the 41st city.
The name Wichita comes from the Wichita Indians. Members of this tribe founded a village on the site of the present city in 1863. In 1867 the tribe was moved to a reservation. Three years later, the city of Wichita was officially founded.
11.9% of the population is older than 65 and 31.2% consists of single -person households. Unemployment is 4.6 % (census figures 2000).
About 9.6% of Wichita’s population is Hispanic and Hispanic, 11.4% is of African origin and 4% of Asian origin.
The population increased from 308,652 in 1990 to 344,284 in 2000.
In January the average temperature is -1.4 °C, in July it is 27.4 °C. There is an average annual rainfall of 745.0 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).
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The figure below shows nearby places within a 10 mile radius around Wichita.
Bel Aire (10 km)
Eastborough (7 km)
Haysville (14 km)
Kechi (13 km)
Maize (15 km)
Oaklawn Sunview (10 km)
Park City (12 km)
Valley Center (16 km)
Born in Wichita
- Hattie McDaniel (1895-1952), actress
- Slats Long (1906–1964), jazz clarinetist
- Stan Kenton (1911-1979), jazz pianist
- John C. Woods (1911–1950), U.S. 3rd Army Master Sergeant and Executioner
- Robert Whittaker (1920-1980), ecologist and taxonomist
- Ray Sims (1921–2000), jazz trombonist
- Vernon L. Smith (1927), economist and Nobel laureate (2002)
- Ron Foster (1930), actor
- Arlen Specter (1930–2012), politician
- Christopher Connelly (1941-1988), actor
- Robert Ballard (1942), oceanographer
- Ann Dunham (1942-1995), anthropologist and mother of President Barack Obama
- Robert Gates (1943), minister
- Roger Mears (1947), racing driver
- Jim Ryun (1947), athlete and politician
- Joe Walsh (1947), rock musician
- Ron Wyden (1949), Oregon Senator
- Kirstie Alley (1951), actress
- Rick Mears (1951), race car driver
- Tom Otterness (1952), sculptor
- Gordon Stout (1952), composer, music educator and marimba virtuoso
- Chris Buck (1960), film director
- Neal Jones (1960), actor
- Jeff Probst (1961), television host and executive producer
- Jay Bentley (1964), bass guitarist
- Barry Sanders (1968), American football running back
- Tara Snyder (1977), tennis player
- Chez Reavie (1981), golfer
- Kendall Schmidt (1990), actor and singer
- Nico Hernández (1996), boxer
Kansas City, Kansas
|City in the United States|
|– country||323.07 km²|
|– water||9.24 km²|
(April 1, 2020)
|Fountains at the Legends Mall in Kansas City|
Kansas City is a city in the American state of Kansas and has 146,866 inhabitants. This makes it the 142nd city in the United States (2000). Its surface area is 321.8 km², making it the 48th largest city.
The eponymous city of Kansas City in Missouri is opposite this city; together they form the heart of the Kansas City metropolitan area (Kansas City Metropolitan Area).
11.6% of the population is older than 65 and 29.2% consists of single -person households. Unemployment is 7.2 % (census figures 2000).
About 16.8% of Kansas City’s population are Hispanics and Hispanics, 30.1% are of African origin and 1.7% of Asian origin.
The population decreased from 151,344 in 1990 to 146,866 in 2000.
In January the average temperature is -3.5 °C, in July it is 25.8 °C. Annual average rainfall is 955.5 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).
The professional soccer club Sporting Kansas City plays in Major League Soccer.
Kansas City Public Service Co. for a history of public transportation in Kansas City
Kansas City has two airports, both of which are located across the state line in Missouri. Close to downtown is the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. A little further north is Kansas City International Airport.
The figure below shows nearby places within a 12 km radius of Kansas City.
Countryside (10 km)
Fairway (10 km)
Lake Quivira (11 km)
Merriam (10 km)
Mission (9 km)
Mission Hills (12 km)
Mission Woods (10 km)
Roeland Park (9 km)
Westwood (9 km)
Westwood Hills (9 km)
Eveningale (12 km)
Houston Lake (11 km)
North Kansas City (10 km)
Parkville (10 km)
Riverside (9 km)
- Charlie Parker (1920-1955), composer and alto saxophonist
- Eric Stone Street (1971), actor
- Maurice Greene (1974), sprinter
- Janelle Monáe (1985), soul and R&B singer, songwriter, actress and producer