Kansas

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”.

Famous people

  • Amelia Earhart
  • Ronald Alvin Evans
  • Walter Percy Chrysler

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 .

Wichita (Kansas)

Wichita
City in the United States
Location
State Kansas
County Sedgwick County
Coordinates 37°41’20″N, 97°20’10″WL
General
Surface 423.70 km²
– country 412.56 km²
– water 11.14 km²
Residents
(April 1, 2010)
382,368
(927 inhabitant/km²)
Politics
Mayor Brandon Whipple (D)
Website wichita.gov
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.

Demographics

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.

Climate

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).

Town twinning

  • Orleans (France)

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 10 mile radius around Wichita.

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

Kansas City
City in the United States
Location
State Kansas
County Wyandotte County
Coordinates 39°6’24″N, 94°40’35″WL
General
Surface 332.31 km²
– country 323.07 km²
– water 9.24 km²
Residents
(April 1, 2020)
156,607
(485 inhabitants/km²)
Website wycokck.org
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).

Demographics

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.

Climate

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).

Sports

The professional soccer club Sporting Kansas City plays in Major League Soccer.

Traffic

Public Transport

Kansas City Public Service Co. for a history of public transportation in Kansas City

Air traffic

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.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 12 km radius of Kansas City.

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)

Northmoor (11km)

Parkville (10 km)

Riverside (9 km)

Born

  • 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

Kansas City, Kansas

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