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Wednesday, 07/29/09, Public Square

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Kansas was the 34th state admitted to the union on January 29, 1861.

Population: 2,688,418 (2000 – US census report that comes out every 10 years. Largest Cities: Wichita, Kansas City, Overland Park, Topeka. Major Industries: Aircraft Manufacturing, Agriculture, and Education.  Geographic Size: 82,282 square miles–ranked 15th in geographic size.  Geographic Center of Continental US: Near Lebanon in Smith County. And, (drumroll!) one of the reddest of the red states where Republicans don’t even have to show up to be elected!

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