Facts About Kansas


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Peyton Chanley, Contributor

Kansas, nicknamed the Sunflower State, but also known as the Jayhawk State, the Midway State, and the Wheat State, was the 34th state to join the U.S.A and is 160 years-old. As of 2019 it was recorded that about 2.913 percent of people that live in the USA, live in Kansas. The name Kansas comes from a local Native American tribe called the Kansa (also Kaw). The name means people of the south wind. The city Smith County is the center of the 48 contiguous United States. Kansas produces enough wheat in a year to provide every person on earth with six loaves of bread. Those were some crazy facts about Kansas!