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|Population (1994): 2,554,000
(32nd in size)
State size: 82,277 square miles (14th in size)
State Capital: Topeka (named from an indian word meaing "a good place to dig potatoes")
Major cities: Kansas City, Overland Park, Topeka and Wichita
Admission to union: The 34th State
Date entered the union: January 29, 1861
Origin of state name: Named after the indian tribe the Kansas who lived in the area.
Nicknames: The Sunflower State
Bordering states: Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma
State bird: Western Meadowlark
State flower: Sunflower
State tree: Cottonwood
Motto: To the Stars Through Difficulties
|Buffalo, which was a major part of mid-west history, can still be found on reserves.|
|Agriculture includes wheat, hay, cattle and pigs. Manufacturing includes food processing and aircraft production. Natural resources include oil, gas and coal.|
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