Kansas City's most popular nickname is 'KC'. The city is situated at the border of Kansas and Missouri but the largest part in Missouri. The image shows the Union Station i nthe foreground and KC's skyline in the background.
Metropolitan population of 2.1 million (15-county metropolitan statistical area)
Kansas City is the 26th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
Four of the area’s largest cities are Kansas City, Mo.(459,787); Overland Park, Kan. (173,372); Kansas City, Kan. (145,786) and Olathe, Kan. (125,872)
The name Olathe has a meaninig to some people: the famous Cowboy boots, see our article: Cowboy Boots
Kansas City is a bi-state metro area that straddles the Missouri-Kansas line. It is the most centrally located major metropolitan area in the U.S.. If you’re flying, Kansas City is just a three-hour flight from either coast
World-Famous Barbecue – The city’s signature food is served up at more than 85 barbecue establishments, each boasting its personal house specialty. The secret to KC-style barbecue is that it’s slow smoked for up to 18 hours, usually over hickory.
Dazzling Fountains – Kansas City is home to more than 200 fountains—more than any other city in the world except Rome, Italy. Therefore one nickname of the city is: City of Fountains.
Swinging Jazz – From the roaring ‘20s to the early ‘40s, jazz reigned in Kansas City, producing the swinging signature sound that became known as Kansas City-style Jazz. Live jazz can be heard regularly at more than 40 area nightclubs.