Kansas is a big state for big things, and it's called "The Sunflower State." Sunflowers are pretty big, and if you want to go bigger, the state animal is the bison, and even bigger is the population. It's 2,871,238! See where I'm going? It's a big state for big things. The capital is Topeka. The major cities are Kansas City, Witchita, Olathe, and Overland Park.