contains three climatic types, according to the Köppen
climate classification: humid continental, semi-arid
steppe, and humid subtropical. The eastern two-thirds of
the state has a humid continental climate, with cool to
cold winters and hot, often humid summers. Most of the
precipitation falls in the summer and spring.
2,281,705 Kansans—91.3% of the residents five years old
or older (down from 94.3% in 1990)—spoke only English at
The United States dollar, denoted by USD
or the symbol $, is the official currency used in the
United States. Commonly referred to as the "American
dollar," the currency is divided into 100 cents (symbol
Kansas ranked 32nd in population in the
US with an estimated total of 2,715,884 in 2002, an
increase of 1% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000,
Kansas's population grew from 2,477,574 to 2,688,418, an
increase of 8.5%.
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S.
state of Kansas and the county seat of Shawnee County.
It is situated along the Kansas River in the central
part of Shawnee County, located in northeast Kansas, in
the Central United States.