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Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri

According to CountryAAH.com, Kansas City is the largest city in the state of Missouri (United States) with a population of 630,387 residents. The metropolitan area has about 2 million people and encompasses fifteen counties in two states: Kansas and Missouri. It is located at the confluence of the Missouri River with the Kansas River. The city is divided into two parts by an interstate border, for which there are two cities with the same name, Kansas City (Missouri) and Kansas City (Kansas). The city has two airports: Charles B. Wheeler Urban Airport and Kansas City International Airport.

Demography

The 2000 census indicates that there are 630,387 people, 183,981 households, and 107,444 families residing in the city. The population density is 543.7 hab / km² (1,408.2 / mi²). The city’s racial proportion is 60.68% White, 31.23% Black or (African-American), 1.85% Asian, 0.48% Native American, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 3.21% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. Of the 183,981 households, 28.1% have children under the age of 18 living at home, 38.0% are married parents in cohabitation, 16.0% have a female head of household without the presence of a husband, and 41.6 % are single-person families (see new definitions of family). There are 34.1% of households made up of individuals and 9.4% have someone to live with who is over 65 years of age or older. The average size of the family is 3.06 individuals.

In the city, the age curve, with respect to the population, would be 25.4% under 18 years, 9.7% between 18 and 24 years, 32.5% between 25 and 44 years, 20.6 % between 45 and 64 years old, and finally, 11.7% equal or exceed 65 years of age. The average age is 34 years. For every 100 women there are 93.3 men. For every 100 women of legal age (18 years or older), there would then be 89.9 men. The median income for each household in the city is $ 37,198, and the median income for a family is $ 46,012. Men have a median income of $ 35,132 as opposed to $ 27,548 for women. The city’s per capita income is $ 20,753. 14.3% of the population and 11.1% of families are below the poverty line. Of which 20.2% are under 18 and 10.5% are 65 or over.

Attractions and sports

According to Abbreviationfinder, Kansas City is home to an important museum, the Nelson Atkins Museum, which owes its name and origin to two city philanthropists. This museum features both ancient and modern paintings by artists such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Kandinsky. Kansas City ranks second in the world in the number of Sources (160), surpassed only by Rome. Kansas City has the following sports teams: Kansas City Royals (Major League Baseball), Kansas City Chiefs (NFL football), Sporting Kansas City (MLS football) and Kansas City Warriors (MLUSA). Kansas City is in the process of building a new stadium that is expected to host an NHL hockey team or NBA basketball team.

Twinning with Seville

From the 25 of March of 1969 it is twinned officially with the city of Sevilla, because in 1922, the real estate promoter (citizen of Kansas City) JC Nichols in his travels through Europe, he marveled at the sight he witnessed city Seville, decisive event for the construction of a commercial area (Country Club Plaza) in its American city, where a Sevillian could feel at home when surrounded by similar buildings in his town, such as the Giralda.

This fact is reflected in an equestrian monument showing an “Indian explorer” on horseback located on Avenida de Kansas City, one of the main entrances to Seville, overlooking El Greco Avenue. At first, the place exhibited a white stone monolith with an inscription that was erased over time. The sculpture is called “The Explorer”, the work of the American sculptor Cyrus Edwin Dallin, at first it was exhibited during the Universal Exhibition in the United States pavilion, once it was finished, it was donated to the city and was placed where it is now can watch. Shortly after it was placed, the vandalism kicked in and detached from her head the headdress – a unique bird feather she was wearing.

Twin Cities

1 City Lázaro Cárdenas (Michoacán, Mexico)

2 Flag of Mexico Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico)

3 Flag of Colombia Bogota DC, Colombia

4 Flag of Peru Lima, Peru

5 Flag of Mexico Morelia (Michoacan, Mexico)

6 Flag of Mexico San Nicolás de los Garza (Nuevo León, Mexico)

7 Flag of Chile Santiago, Chile

8 Flag of Spain Sevilla (Andalusia, Spain)

Missouri River (United States)

The Missouri River or Missouri River is a long river in the United States, the main tributary of the Mississippi River, it was discovered by the French explorer Étienne de Veniard.

Birth

This river is born in the southwest of Montana, at the confluence of three rivers, (Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin), which have their sources in the Rocky Mountains. It crosses the Great Plains of eastern Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, marking the border between Nebraska and Iowa, and then between Kansas and Missouri before emptying into the Mississippi just north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Length

With a length of approximately 4,130 km, it is the longest river in the United States and drains a 1,371,010 km² basin, approximately one sixth of the North American subcontinent.

Protected sections

Several stretches of the Missouri River have been declared a national wild and scenic river: on October 12, 1976 a 239.8 km long stretch, in Montana: on November 10, 1978 another 95 km stretch, from Nebraska and South Dakota; on May 24, 1991, a final 62.7 km stretch, also between Nebraska and South Dakota.

Kansas City, Missouri

Countries it crosses

  • USA
  • Mountain
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Kansas