Kansas: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Petr Novák

Kansas is a state located in the geographic center of the United States, formally classified in the Midwest. Once home to hundreds of different Native American tribes, Kansas is now one of the most important American states in terms of agricultural production. Major crops include corn, sorghum and wheat.

Kansas: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Map of Kansas / Where is Kansas?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information About Kansas
  2. What to See in the State of Kansas
  3. Fun Facts about Kansas
  4. Kansas Weather
  5. Largest Cities in Kansas
  6. Food Prices in Kansas
  7. State Symbols of Kansas

Basic Information About Kansas

  • State Name: Kansas
  • State Abbreviation: KS
  • Capital: Topeka
  • Largest City: Wichita
  • Area: 213,096 km2 (15th largest U.S. state)
  • Population: 2,913,314 (36th highest in the U.S.)
  • Time Zone: 4 counties in the west MST (UTC-7) and in the summer MDT (UTC-6), the rest of the state CST (UTC-6) and in the summer CDT (UTC-5)
  • More Information: Speed Limits in Kansas, Current Time in Kansas, Minimum Wage in Kansas

What to See in the State of Kansas

  1. Capitol Building in Topeka
  2. Cosmosphere Space Museum in Hutchinson
  3. Strataca Dome near Hutchinson
  4. Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita
  5. Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum in Abilene
  6. Museum by World Treasures in Wichita
  7. Boot Hill Cowboy Town
  8. Monument Rocks rock formation near Oakley
  9. Fort Larned National Historic Site
  10. Lake Scott State Park

For tips on other sights and places of interest in Kansas, post them in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Kansas

Date of Kansas’ entry into the Union

January 29, 1861 (34th in order)

Kansas State Nickname

The Sunflower State

The Highest Mountain in Kansas

Mount Sunflower (1,232 metres)

Rivers in Kansas

  1. Missouri River (3,770 km)
  2. Arkansas River (2,364 km)
  3. Cimarron River (1,123 km)
  4. Smoky Hill River (900 km)
  5. Neosho River (745 km)

Airports in Kansas

  1. Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport
  2. Manhattan Regional Airport
  3. Garden City Regional Airport
  4. Topeka Regional Airport
  5. Hays Regional Airport

Kansas Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): no team
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (soccer): Sporting Kansas City
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): no team

Universities in Kansas

  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University

ZIP Codes


Weather in Kansas | Average Temperatures in Kansas | Average Precipitation in Kansas

Kansas Weather

Kansas is characterized by cold to freezing winters with temperatures around zero, dropping to -9 degrees Fahrenheit at times. Winters in southern and southeastern Kansas tend to be milder.

Summers tend to be muggy and very hot, with temperatures ranging from 25 °C to 30 °C, with occasional steamy days and up to 34 °C in the shade. There is abundant sunshine at all times. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are very common in Kansas.

Current Forecasts:

Largest Cities in Kansas

# City Population Map
1 Wichita 390,591 Show on Map
2 Overland Park 191,278 Show on Map
3 Kansas City 152,938 Show on Map
4 Olathe 137,472 Show on Map
5 Topeka 126,587 Show on Map
6 Lawrence 96,982 Show on Map
7 Shawnee 65,513 Show on Map
8 Manhattan 56,832 Show on Map
9 Lenexa 53,553 Show on Map
10 Salina 46,994 Show on Map

Food Prices in Kansas

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $6.75
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $3.99
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.00
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.71
  • Milk (1 l): $0.57
  • Bread (500 g): $2.18
  • Rice (1 kg): $3.05
  • Egg (12 pcs): $1.26
  • Cheese (1 kg): $8.21
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $5.29
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $11.49
  • Apple (1 kg): $3.85
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.35
  • Oranges (1 kg): $2.90
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $3.68
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $1.57
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.51
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $1.92
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $6.92

Food prices in the city of Wichita valid in January 2021. Take these as a guide, they vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Kansas Flag | Kansas State Emblem

State Symbols of Kansas

  • Insects: honey bee
  • Flower: Annual sunflower
  • Animal: striped axolotl
  • Song: Home on the Range
  • Snake: The Carolingian Wife
  • Bird: Western Wolfhound
  • Mammal: American Bison
  • Tree: cottonwood

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