State AbbreviationKS
StatehoodJanuary 29, 1861
State CapitalTopeka
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 82,277 sq miles; Land Only: 81,815 sq miles
Number of Counties105
State Population (2010)2853118
Electoral Votes6
State Quarter Issue Date38593
State MottoAd astra per aspera (To the stars through difficulties)
State FlowerSunflower
State BirdWestern Meadowlark
NicknameSunflower State, Jayhawk State
Area Codes316, 620, 785, 913
Top 5 Cities (2010 population)Wichita (382,368)
Overland Park (173,372)
Kansas City (145,786)
Topeka (127,473)
Olathe (125,872)
Major Sports TeamsMLB: Kansas City Royals
NFL: Kansas City Chiefs
Federal PrisonsUnited States Penitentiary, Leavenworth
Federal Correctional InstitutionsFederal Correctional Institution, Forrest City Low
Federal Correctional Institution, Forrest City Medium
Federal Correctional ComplexesFederal Correctional Complex, Forrest City
State PrisonsEl Dorado Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 1511)
Ellsworth Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 913)
Hutchinson Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 1784)
Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (capacity )
Lansing Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 2351)
Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (inmate capacity 438)
Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (capacity )
Norton Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 835)
Topeka Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 815)
Winfield Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 554)
Wichita Work Release Facility (inmate capacity 250)

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