While it is officially known as the Sunflower State, Kansas is also called the Midway State because of its central location within the United States. Kansas shares a northern border with Nebraska and a southern border with Oklahoma. Missouri lies to the east, and Colorado is located to the west. Because Kansas grows more wheat than any other state in the United States, it is often referred to as the “breadbasket of America.” The fertile lands of the plains are also used to grow corn and soybean, and to raise cattle. Topeka, the fourth largest city, is the state capital. The largest cities are Wichita, Overland Park, and Kansas City. According to the 2010 census, the population of Kansas is 2,853,118. Like many other states, ...

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