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Kansas Abbreviation

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What is the Abbreviation for Kansas?
The two digit state code or abbreviation of Kansas (KS) known as the "Sunflower State". Kansas has 105 counties, and the capital of the State is Topeka.


The two digit state code or abbreviation of Kansas is determined by taking the 'First and last letter of the old abbreviation' of the State's name.  The two letter, no-period state abbreviation of KS is recommended by the U.S. Postal Service and should always be used where a ZIP code follows. The purpose of introducing the KS Abbreviation for Kansas was to make room for ZIP codes in the mailing addresses. There was no attempt to standardize the format which is why they are usually memorized.

Map of Kansas


AP State Abbreviation
The AP State Abbreviations, the old State Abbreviations, are still in use. The AP State Abbreviation for Kansas is:


The Associated Press (AP) style of abbreviation, the old style, is still used by journalists and business people. As some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation they are important to those learning about the abbreviations of the US States.

Kansas - (KS) - Kans.

Map showing location of Kansas in USA

Where is Kansas? (KS)

The State of Kansas is located in mid western United States.


Abbreviation of Kansas - Two Digit State Code Rules
There is no standard format to the State Abbreviations. It's therefore not surprising that you needed to know "What is the Abbreviation for Kansas?  The rules to determine the state acronym, or abbreviation is by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.

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Kansas Abbreviation (KS)

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Kansas - (KS) - Kans.
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