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Kansas City


Missouri

Kansas City - an overview

Kansas City Downtown view from WWI Memorial - in the foreground the Union Station and in the background, left side you'll spot Kauffman Performing Arts Center.
Kansas City Downtown view from WWI Memorial - in the foreground the Union Station and in the background, left side you'll spot Kauffman Performing Arts Center.

 
 

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

Famous attributes to Kansas City

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.



 
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GPS Coordinates

1 -- City Hall Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas
Decimal Lat: 39.10295999 / Lon: -94.5830630000
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