Wichita, Kansas

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Wichita, Kansas
City of Wichita
Flag of Wichita, Kansas
Nickname(s): Cowtown, The Air Capital Of The World
Location in the state of Kansas
Location in the state of Kansas
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sedgwick
Founded 1863
Incorporated 1870
 • Mayor Carl Brewer (D)
 • City 165.9 sq mi (359.8 km2)
 • Land 163.7 sq mi (351.6 km2)
 • Water 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
Elevation 1,299 ft (396 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 382,368
 • Metro 630,721
 • CSA 667,172
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes 67201-67221, 67223, 67226-67228, 67230, 67232, 67235, 67260, 67275-67278
Area code(s) 316
FIPS code 20-79000[1]
GNIS feature ID 0473862[2]
Website www.wichita.gov

Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. State of Kansas. It is the 49th largest city in the United States. About 354,865 people lived there in the year 2005.[3] It is in Sedgwick County, which is in the south-central part of the state.

Many parts of airplanes are made in Wichita. Wichita State University is in the city.

References[change | change source]

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.  Annual estimates of the population to July 1, 2005. Released June 21, 2006. Five year change is from July 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005.

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