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Capital - Topeka

Nickname. Sunflower State.

Population (2010 census). 2,853,118

Extent. Area, 82,264 square miles, (213,063 square kilometers), including 477 square miles (1,235 square kilometers) of inland water surface (14th state in size).

Elevation. Highest, Mount Sunflower, 4,039 feet (1,231 meters), in Wallace County; lowest, Verdigris River at southern boundary of state, 680 feet (207 meters).

Geographic Center. 15 miles (24 kilometers) northeast of Great Bend.

Precipitation. At Topeka--annual average, 33.03 inches (839 millimeters). At Wichita--annual average, 28.41 inches (722 millimeters).

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