Covering an area of 213,100 sq. km, the State of Kansas is located in the central region of the United States.
The Great Plains of the continent of North America slopes east from the Rocky Mountains, extending south from Canada, through Kansas, and into the State of Texas.
As observed on the map, the fertile shortgrass prairies and rolling plains of central and eastern Kansas are hilly in many places, especially directly east of Wichita in the Flint Hills, as well as in the Red Hills and Smoky Hills. The high plains of far western Kansas rise to its border with Colorado, and there, in a series of relatively low mountains, stands Mt. Sunflower – which rises to an elevation of 4,039ft (1,231m) and is Kansas’s highest point.
Major rivers of Kansas include the Missouri River along its north-eastern border with the State of Missouri; and the Arkansas and Kansas rivers. The tributaries of the Kansas River, all of which are in the northern part of Kansas, include The Saline, Smoky Hill, Solomon, Republican, and Big Blue. The Arkansas river along with its tributaries Cimarron, Verdigris, and Neosho, flows through the southwestern and south-central parts of Kansas. As marked on the map by an inverted yellow triangle, the State’s lowest point is located in the south-eastern part, along the banks of the Verdigris River at 679ft.
The State of Kansas is divided into 105 counties. In alphabetical order, these counties are: Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Decatur, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Edwards, Elk, Ellis, Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Franklin, Geary, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Greenwood, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jackson, Jefferson, Jewell, Johnson, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Labette, Lane, Leavenworth, Lincoln, Linn, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Miami, Mitchell, Montgomery, Morris, Morton, Nemaha, Neosho, Ness, Norton, Osage, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Shawnee, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Sumner, Thomas, Trego, Wabaunsee, Wallace, Washington, Wichita, Wilson, Woodson, and Wyandotte.
With an area of 213,100 sq. km, the State of Kansas is the 15th largest and the 34th most populous state in the USA. Located at the heart of Shawnee County, along the Kansas River, in the northeastern part of the state is Topeka – the capital city of Kansas. Situated in the Sedgwick County, along the Arkansas River, in the south-central part of the state is Wichita – the largest city of Kansas. It also serves as the cultural, media, trading, and industrial hub of Kansas.
The State of Kansas is located in the central region of the United States. Kansas shares its land borders with the State of Nebraska in the north; with Missouri in the east; with Oklahoma in the south and with Colorado in the west.
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This page was last updated on February 25, 2021