Kansas State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Kansas as the 34th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Kansas.
State Name: Kansas
Capital of Kansas State: Topeka
Date of Statehood: January 29, 1861
Kansas State Population: 2,744,687 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: A leading wheat-growing state, Kansas also raises corn, sorghums, oats, barley, soybeans, and potatoes.
Primary Industry: Kansas stands high in petroleum production and mines zinc, coal, salt, and lead. It is also the nation's leading producer of helium. Wichita is one of the nation's leading aircraft-manufacturing centers, ranking first in production of private aircraft.
Kansas State Nickname: The Sunflower State
Kansas State Motto: Ad Astra Per Aspera (To the stars through difficulties.)
Kansas State Flower:
Native Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)(Legislation of 1903)
Kansas State Tree: Cottonwood (Legislation of 1937)
Kansas State Bird:
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)(Legislation of 1937)
Kansas State Fish: None (Legislation Pending)
Kansas State Insect: Honey Bee (Legislation of 1976)
Kansas State Gemstone: None (Legislation Pending)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Kansas State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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