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The capital of Kansas is Topeka.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Kansas: KS
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "KANS" as the abbreviation for Kansas. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "KS" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviations for Kansas: Kan., Kans.
The pronunciation of Kansas:
When the people of Kansas refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: Most of Kansas lies in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone.
The following counties are in the Mountain Time (MST/MDT) zone:
All of Kansas observes daylight saving time:
Nicknames for Kansas: "The Sunflower State"; "Salt of the Earth"
State Motto: "Ad Astra Per Aspera" (To the stars through difficulties)
State Bird: Western Meadowlark (sturnella neglecta)
State Tree: Eastern Cottonwood (populus deltoides)
State Flower: Sunflower (helianthus annuus)
State Song: "Home on the Range"
Statehood: Kansas became the 34th state on Jan 29, 1861.
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