20 Interesting Facts About Kansas City, Kansas

Facts About Kansas City

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Facts About Kansas City

  1. In October 1872, “old” Kansas City, Kansas, was incorporated.
  2. Kansas City has a total area of 128.38 square miles, of which, 124.81 square miles is land and 3.57 square miles is water.
  3. Walt Disney opened his first animation studio, called Laugh-O-Gram Studios, in Kansas City, Walt Disney moved to Kansas City with his family in the early 20th century & Mickey Mouse was inspired by a real-life mouse in the building.
  4. The Kansas City Zoo was founded over a century ago in 1909 and continues to attract large crowds to this day.
  5. Kansas City has more boulevards than Paris.
  6. Kansas City is officially nicknamed the “City of Fountains”, as Kansas City has over 200 fountains.
  7. Kansas City’s latitude is 39 degrees 24 minutes north and its longitude is 94 degrees 40 minutes west.
  8. Kansas City is also known as “The Soccer Capital of America”.
  9. The city formed as a streetcar suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, which it borders and after which it is named & situated at Kaw Point, the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers.
  10. The estimated population of Kansas City is 156,607, as of 2020.
  11. The Kansas City area boasts more than 100 barbecue restaurants, Kansas City has more barbecue restaurants per capita than anywhere else
  12. Kansas City is 740 ft above sea level.
  13. Kansas City became Kansas City under an 1889 charter in order to distinguish it from the territory.
  14. Kansas City, abbreviated as “KCK”, is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas, the county seat of Wyandotte County, and a principal city of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
  15. Kansas City’s neighbouring counties are Johnson and Leavenworth counties in Kansas. Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri.
  16. The inventor’s son was staring at his cereal box as he ate breakfast, and the idea of a similar box for Mcdonald’s kid meals was born.
  17. Kansas City is the home to the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant, which manufactures the Chevrolet Malibu and the Cadillac XT4. The Federal Bureau of Prisons maintains its North Central Region Office in the city.
  18. The Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department was founded on December 25, 1883 & The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department was founded in 1898.
  19. In 2011, it was announced that Kansas City would be the first city in the country to receive Google Fiber, the company’s broadband internet service that boasts speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second.
  20. Today Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, remain two separately incorporated cities but together, along with a number of other cities and suburbs, as part of the Kansas City Metropolitan area.

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Facts About Kansas City
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