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Many symbols of Kansas can be found in our Kansas coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Kansas Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Kansas OutlineState Name: Kansas
State Nickname: The Sunflower State
also known as The Jayhawk State
State Capital: Topeka
State Governor: Sam Brownback
State Abbreviation: Kans.
2 letter Postal Code: KS
Area: 82,264 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Jan. 29, 1861
State #: 34
Borders: Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, Missouri River
Kansas flagFlag Meaning: A variation of the state seal is centered in a dark blue rectangle. The circle surrounding the seal is trimmed with a wreath that symbolizes the Louisiana purchase that Kansas was a part of. A sunflower, the state flower is pictured above the seal. The 34 stars clustered at the top of the seal, represent Kansas as the 34th state to join the Union. The state motto appears above the stars - "Ad Astra per Aspera", which is Latin for "To the Stars through Difficulties."The word "Kansas" appears below the seal. The flag was adopted in 1927.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 4
State Motto: Ad astra per aspera (To the stars through difficulties)
State Flower: Sunflower
State Bird: Western Meadow Lark
State Song: "Home on the Range"
State Tree: Cottonwood
State Mammal: Buffalo
State Reptile: Ornate Box Turtle
State Amphibian: Barred Tiger Salamander
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Wichita, Overland Park, Kansas City, Topeka, Olathe, Lawrence, Shawnee, Manhatten, Salina, Lenexa
Famous Residents:
- Walter P. Chrysler, auto manufacturer
- Amelia Earhart, aviator
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, general and president
- Buster Keaton, comedian
- Emmett Kelly, clown
Attractions: Chalk Beds, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley, Greensburg, Hollenberg Station (Pony Express Building), Indian Burial Pit, Eisenhower Museum, Santa Fe Trail, Chisolm Trail, Medicine Lodge - Home of Carry Nation, Fort Larned
Agriculture: wheat, cattle, alfalfa, alfalfa seed, barley, oats, soybeans, rye, strawberries, cherries, grapes, pears, plums, sheep, turkeys
Natural Resources: petroleum, natural gas, sandstone

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