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Flag of Kansas

Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 3:5
Adopted: September 24, 1961
Design: Seal of Kansas on a field of azure, a sunflower is displayed above the seal and the word "Kansas" below

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted in 1927. The elements of the state flag include the state seal and a sunflower. This original design was modified in 1961 to add the name of the state at the bottom of the flag.

Official description
The official flag of Kansas is represented by a dark-blue silk rectangle representing Kansas arranged horizontally with the state seal aligned in the center. Above the seal is a sunflower which sits over a bar of gold and light blue. Below the seal is printed the name of the state "KANSAS".

Seal of Kansas

The state seal centered on the flag tells the history of Kansas and his figures representing pioneer life. The seal contains:

  • Landscape with a rising sun (the east)
  • River and steamboat (commerce)
  • Settler's cabin and a man plowing a field (agriculture) [foreground]
  • Wagon train heading west (American expansion)
  • Indians hunting American Bison (the buffalo are fleeing from the Indians)
  • Cluster of 34 stars (top of the seal)
  • State motto "Ad Astra per Aspera" - Latin : "To the Stars through Difficulties" (above the stars)

The thirty-four stars clustered at the top of the seal identify Kansas as the 34th state to be accepted into the Union of the United States. Kansas state law provides that the flag is to be used on all occasions when the state is officially represented.

State of Kansas
Flag of Kansas State seal of Kansas
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
The Sunflower State (official);
The Wheat State
The Jayhawker State
The Free State
Motto(s): Ad astra per aspera (Latin for To the stars through difficulties)
State song(s): "Home on the Range"
Map of the United States with Kansas highlighted
Official language English
Demonym Kansan
Capital Topeka
Largest city Wichita
Largest metro Kansas portion of Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area
Area Ranked 15th
• Total 82,278 sq mi
(213,100 km2)
• Width 410 miles (660 km)
• Length 213 miles (343 km)
• % water 0.6
• Latitude 37° N to 40° N
• Longitude 94° 35′ W to 102° 3′ W
Population Ranked 35th
• Total 2,911,505 (2018)
• Density 34.9/sq mi (13.5/km2)
Ranked 40th
• Median household income $56,422 (31st)
Elevation
• Highest point Mount Sunflower
4,041 ft (1232 m)
• Mean 2,000 ft (610 m)
• Lowest point Verdigris River at Oklahoma border
679 ft (207 m)
Before statehood Kansas Territory
Admitted to the Union January 29, 1861
Kansas Day (34th)
Governor Laura Kelly (D)
Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers (D)
Legislature Kansas Legislature
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R)
Jerry Moran (R)
U.S. House delegation 1: Roger Marshall (R)
2: Steve Watkins (R)
3: Sharice Davids (D)
4: Ron Estes (R) (list)
Time zones
• Majority of state Central: UTC −6/−5
• Greeley, Hamilton, Sherman, and Wallace counties Mountain: UTC −7/−6
ISO 3166 US-KS
Abbreviations KS, Kan., Kans.
Website portal.kansas.gov
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