Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south wind," although this was probably not the term's original meaning. Residents of Kansas are called "Kansans." For thousands of years what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the Eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys....
|Founded:||January 29, 1861|
|Current governor||Sam Brownback|
|Area:||82,276.8 sq. mi.|
|Also known as:||KS, KA, Kans|
|Time zone:||Central Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone, UTC−06:00, UTC−07:00|