Where is Topeka, KS?

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Location of Topeka on a map.

Topeka is a city found in Kansas, The United States Of America. It is located 39.05 latitude and -95.68 longitude and it is situated at elevation 306 meters above sea level.

Topeka has a population of 127,473 making it the 4th biggest city in Kansas. It operates on the CDT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Wichita.

Quick facts

Country The United States Of America
State Kansas
Population 127,473
Elevation 306 m over sea level
Time Zone CDT
Longitude -95.678040
Latitude 39.048330
Airport Philip Billard Municipal Airport



The capital city of Kansas is located in the northeast corner of the state on the banks of the Kansas River. Topeka is located on the historic Oregon Trail where pioneers crossed the river via Papin's Ferry.

Missouri is about 60 miles to the east and Nebraska about 80 miles to the north, making visits to these states an easy jaunt on a Midwest vacation.

There are lots of great things to do in Topeka, including the Combat Air Museum, natural history and art museums, theaters, botanical gardens, and lots of parks. As with most of Kansas, Topeka can draw avid storm chasers with its not uncommon thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes. Storms pass quickly though, and the sunshine becomes brilliant in moments.

For those looking for a family friendly place to live, people are neighborly here and opportunities are solid with government, education, social services, retail and manufacturing creating the most jobs.

Topeka is in the heart of the Bible Belt and is often referred to as the birthplace of Pentecostalism. This was the home of Reverend Charles Sheldon, a Kansas resident who coined the now famous phrase "What Would Jesus Do?"

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.