Last Updated: April 17, 2021


What if someone told you, I want to visit The sunflower state in the U.S! Which state he should be talking about? Of course Kansas. The sunflower state and the wheat state are two nicknames of Kansas. The sunflower is grown everywhere in Kansas especially in the western part of Kansas. It is known as the wheat state because the state is one of the largest producers of wheat in the United States. 

Kansas was admitted to the United States of America as a free state on January 29, 1861. It is the 15 largest state by area and is the 34th most populous of the 50 U.S. states. A river was named the Kansas river after Kansa Native Americans who lived there. It is where the state name ‘Kansas’ came from.

Kansas is a state in the centre of the United States. Topeka is the capital of Kansas and Wichita is the largest city in Kansas. In its surrounding, the adjacent states are Nebraska to the north, Missouri to the east, Oklahoma to the south and Colorado to the west. The state contributes 0.82% of U.S. GDP which made it the 33rd largest state economy in the nation. 

Wichita, Lawrence, Tallgrass prairie National preserve, Eisenhower Presidential Library, Dodge city, Lindsborg, Cosmosphere etc are some of the cool places to visit in the state. 

Key Facts:

  • Kansas Per Capita Income as of 2020 is $56, 073. 
  • Kansas GDP in 2019 was $176,493,00,000. It contributes 0.82 of U.S. GDP which made it the 33rd largest state economy in the U.S.
  • As of Sep 2020, the unemployment rate in the state was 6.1.
  • Nearly 90% of Kansas land is assigned to agriculture. The agriculture output of the states is cattle, sheep, wheat, sorghum, soybeans, cotton, hogs, corn and salt.