The state of Kansas is also called "The Sunflower State (official); The Wheat State". Their moto is Ad astra per aspera. The official languages are English. Before statehood it was called Kansas Territory and it was admissed to union in January 29, 1861 (34th). Kansas's government is comprised of the Governor, who is currently Sam Brownback (R), Lieutenant Governor, who is currently Jeff Colyer (R), Senators: Pat Roberts (R), Jerry Moran (R), House Delegation: Tim Huelskamp (R) Lynn Jenkins (R) Kevin Yoder (R) Mike Pompeo (R) (list).The legislature is Kansas Legislature.
Total area for Kansas is 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km) (Ranked 15th in the U.S.). The width is 417 miles (645 km) and the length is 211 miles (340 km). In terms of latitude and longitude we have: 37° N to 40° N and 94° 35′ W to 102° 3′ W. According to the 2010 United States Census, the total population is 2,871,238 (2011 est) (Ranked 33rd in the U.S.). The highest point is Mount Sunflower 4,041 ft (1232 m) and the lowest point is Verdigris River at Oklahoma border 679 ft (207 m).
The abbreviations used for this state are KS US-KS. Additional information and the official website of the state is found at www.kansas.gov.