12 Facts About Kansas City


Kansas City metropolitan area is a bi-state metropolitan area anchored by Kansas City, Missouri.

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Southwest quadrant includes all of Johnson County, Kansas City, which includes the towns in the area known as Shawnee Mission, Kansas City.

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Kansas City, Kansas is locally called "KCK" to distinguish it from the larger Kansas City, Missouri .

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Kansas City metro area is a swing metro area, going between the Republican and Democratic parties for decades.

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Kansas City area is a confluence of four major U S interstate highways:.

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Kansas City Star is the metropolitan area's major daily newspaper.

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Kansas City Kansan serves Wyandotte County, having moved from print to an online format in 2009.

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The Kansas City Call is an African American weekly newspaper.

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Kansas City has a large pharmaceutical industry, with companies such as Bayer and Aventis having a large presence.

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List from Kansas City, Missouri includes these: cartoonists Walt Disney, Friz Freleng, and Ub Iwerks; musicians Count Basie, Melissa Etheridge, and Eminem; Representative Emanuel Cleaver and historical city boss Tom Pendergast; actors Ellie Kemper, Don Cheadle, and Jason Sudeikis; reporter Walter Cronkite; pilot Amelia Earhart; and writer Ernest Hemingway.

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The list from Kansas City, Kansas includes actors Eric Stonestreet, Scott Foley, and Tuc Watkins; Kermit the Frog puppeteer Matt Vogel; West Side Story cinematographer Daniel L Fapp; Marvel Comics writer Jason Aaron; sculptor and pioneering black pilot Ed Dwight, Jr.

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From Lenexa, Kansas City, this includes actors Paul Rudd and Jason Wiles, gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok, and autism researcher William Shaw.

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