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Topeka, Kansas (KS)

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Where is the Capital of Kansas?
The Map of Kansas (KS) shows the location of the state capital in the "Sunflower State". Kansas has 105 counties, and the capital of the State is Topeka. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Topeka including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Topeka, Kansas.


The Map of Kansas and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 82,282 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Topeka, is 61.47 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Topeka located?
The location of Topeka is in north east of the state. The major part of the city lies south of the banks of the Kansas River. The city is located in Shawnee county, Kansas.

Capital of Kansas - Topeka
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Topeka is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Kansas? (KS)

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


History & Facts on Topeka, the Capital of Kansas?
The History and Fast, fun facts about Topeka, the capital city of history and design:

History & Facts about Topeka, Kansas - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Topeka although the largest city is Wichita

Fact 2: The population of the capital city is 127,939. Nickname "Top City"

Fact 3: The state covers 82,282 square miles and the size of the capital is 61.47 square miles
Fact 4: It is the county seat of Shawnee county

Fact 5: History - The city's name derives from the language of a Kansas Native American tribe name and means "a good place to dig potatoes".

Fact 6: History - Many pioneers and settlers travelled through the area on the Oregon trail.

Fact 7: History - In the 1840s, a ferry service was established to allow settlers and pioneers to cross the Kansas River at the site that would become the city of Topeka

Fact 8: History - Following the Civil War (1861 - 1865) Topeka was chosen as the capital of the state

Fact 9: History - The Capitol Building was constructed, followed by construction of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway

Fact 10: History - In 1966 a devastating tornado hit the city and following the disaster many new buildings were constructed

History & Facts about Topeka, Kansas - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Topeka, Kansas
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Topeka, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Topeka was 127,939, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Topeka, Kansas - Homework Help for Kids
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