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Overview of Wichita, Kansas, United States

Wichita, Kansas is known as Air Capital of the World, the Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Wichita has a major aircraft manufacturing hub and cultural center. It is also has the home of a national weather service Forecast Office which serves portions of central, south-central, and southeast Kansas. In 2000 the population of Wichita Kansas was 344,284, and in 2006 the population is gone to 357,698. Wichita has six major of aircraft manufacturing companies.

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  • Population: 357,698
  • Population Density: 871.5/mi²
  • Area: 138.9/mi²
  • Latitude: 37.688848
  • Longitude: -97.336226
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Elevation: 1,299
  • Time Zone: Central (CST)
  • Language: English
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History of Wichita, Kansas

In 1980 Wichita has become the third largest city in United States with the population of 357,698. In 1930 Wichita entered to the top 100 largest cities in the United State, and Wichita has reached to 77th in rank.

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Wichita's Demographics

Wichita's population was estimated to be 357,698 in the year 2006, an increase of 6188, or 1.8%, over the previous six years. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 5,415 people, and migration within the country produced a net loss of 6,923 people.

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Wichita's Climate

Wichita has a humid continental climate with hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. In winter the snowfall average is about 17 inches and the median snowfall average is about 8 inches.

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Education in Wichita, Kansas

The city of Wichita is served by Wichita Public Schools (USD 259) and portions of the Derby (USD 260), Haysville (USD 261), Maize (USD 266), and Circle (375) school districts.

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Transportation around Wichita, Kansas

The Wichita Transit Authority operates 51 buses on 18 fixed bus routes within the city. Wichita Mid-Continent Airport was first conceived in 1951 when the United States Air Force brought legal proceedings to condemn and acquire the Wichita Municipal Airport for what was to become McConnell Air Force Base. Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is the largest airport in the state of Kansas.

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Tourism and Attractions of Wichita

Some major attractions of the city include the Sedgwick County Zoo, home to more than 2,500 animals. The Old Cowtown Museum; McConnell Air Force Base; Exploration Place, a science and discovery center for all ages; the Old Town historical and entertainment district; the Mid-America All-Indian Center and Museum; and the Wichita Art Museum.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Wichita
  • Adams
  • Agusta
  • Akron
  • Andale
  • Andover
  • Anson
  • Argonia
  • Arkansas City
  • Ashton
  • Atlanta
  • Bel Aire
  • Belmont
  • Beaumont
  • Belle Plaine
  • Bentley
  • Benton
  • Brainerd
  • Buhler
  • Burden
  • Burns
  • Burrton
  • Cheney
  • Clearwater
  • Clonmel
  • Colwich
  • Conway Springs
  • Corbin
  • Dalton
  • Darlow
  • De Gaff
  • Derby
  • Douglass
  • Eastborough
  • El Dorado
  • Elbing
  • Elmer
  • Floral
  • Furley
  • Garden Plain
  • Geuda Springs
  • Goddard
  • Goessel
  • Greenwich
  • Hackney
  • Halstead
  • Haven
  • Havenhill
  • Haysville
  • Hesston
  • Hutchinson
  • Kech
  • Latham
  • Leon
  • Maize
  • Mayfield
  • Midway
  • Milan
  • Milton
  • Mt. Hope
  • Moundridge
  • Mount Vernon
  • Mulvane
  • Murdock
  • New Salem
  • Newton
  • North Newton
  • Norwich
  • Oaklawn
  • Oxford
  • Park City
  • Patterson
  • Peabody
  • Peck
  • Perth
  • Pickrell Corner
  • Potwin
  • Riverdale
  • Rock
  • Rome
  • Rose Hill
  • Sedgwick
  • Schulte
  • South Haven
  • South Hutchinson
  • St. Mark
  • Suppesville
  • Towanda
  • Udall
  • Valley Center
  • Varner
  • Viola
  • Walton
  • Waterloo
  • Wellington
  • Whitewater
  • Wilmont
  • Winfield
  • Yoder

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Geography of Wichita, Kansas

The city was founded at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers. The Arkansas River runs on to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where it becomes navigable by large boats.

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Wichita's Government

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Wichita's Economy and Industry

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Wichita's Culture and Significant Events

The City of Wichita is home to Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, which boasts 24 themed gardens including the popular Butterfly Garden and the award-winning Sally Stone Sensory Garden. Sedgwick County Extension Arboretum is also located in the city. The Wichita Jazz Festival remains a significant annual event on the national jazz calendar.Wichita is also home to the Wichita River Festival, held each May in the Downtown and Old Town areas of the city. It is one of the longest continuous running festivals in the state of Kansas and features over 70 events, including musical entertainment, sporting events, traveling exhibits, cultural and historical activities, plays, interactive children's events, a flea market, river events, a parade, block party, food court, fireworks and souvenirs.

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Sports in Wichita, Kansas

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Media of Wichita

The Wichita Eagle, is the major daily newspaper in Wichita. The Wichita Business Journal, the daily business newspaper. Wichita Magazine, a monthly publication. The Urban News & The Chronicle are both monthly newspapers distributed in the Wichita area.

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