Kansas situated in central part of our country, one of the Midwestern states. The population is 2,688,000 people (2000). The Capital of the Kansas is city Topeka. The largest city is Wichita. The state also called "bread basket of the nation", because the state leading among the states for growing wheat. State flower is the sunflower, the state tree is poplar. The Motto is "Through thorns to the stars." In the language of the Indians who inhabited the Kansas state name means "people of the south wind". Kansas bordered by Nebraska at the north, Missouri at the east, Oklahoma at the south and Colorado on the west. The largest rivers are the Missouri and Arkansas. The largest river basin in North America - Mississippi. In the east, Kansas is bordered by Missouri at the west by Colorado, at the north by Nebraska a the south by Oklahoma.