Physical map of Kansas
Information about the geography of KansasKansas is located in the central part of the United States, the geographic center of the 48 contiguous states isfound in Kansas (Smith county). Kansas is bordered by the other states of Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma. The state, lying in the great central plain, has a generally flat surface, however, the land displays a gradual slope up from east to west.
The capital of Kansas is Topeka, the biggest city is Wichita. Other important cities are Garden City, Dodge City, Junction City, Salina, Emporia, Kansas City and Overland Park.
The Missouri river forms the border with Missouri State on the northeastern corner, other rivers flowing in Kansas are Kansas River, Arkansas, Smoky Hill River, Republican River and Neosho.