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Why is there a Kansas City Kansas and a Kansas City Missouri?

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In the United States, a city is a legal entity of a state (or territory or commonwealth, etc.). As such, it is impossible for the legal limits of a city to extend across state borders. This has led to cities which appear to cross borders, because they have the same name in both states, but which are actually separate cities, such as Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas) and Texarkana (Arkansas and Texas). The pairs share things like media outlets and civil organizations, but have separate governmental systems.

"Kansas City" in Missouri was originally settled by the French in the early 1800s, but soon was over run by a large population of Southerners and they called it "Possum Trot." The actually settlement became associated with the "Westport Landing," but in 1850 it was incorporated as the "Town of Kansas." The name was changed in the 1880s and the town was renamed "Kansas City." The name "Kansas" comes from its location at the edge the "Kansa," or Kaw, Indian territory, but mostly for its location at the confluence at the Kansas (Kaw) and Missouri Rivers.
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Is Kansas City in Missouri or Kansas?

There are cities with the same name in both Missouri and Kansas, and are just across the Missouri River from each other. Kansas City's metropolitan area has the distinction of

Is Kansas City in Kansas or Missouri?

Kansas City is in both states indeed (I live in Kansas). The majority and most of the attractions of Kansas city are on the Missouri side including the home of the nfl's chief

Why is there a Kansas citie in Kansas and in Missouri?

Kansas City is in Kansas and Missouri because Kansas City is a rather large city; it is in Kansas but it crosses over the border and the larger part sits in Missouri, so it is

Is there a Kansas City in Kansas or Missouri?

It makes no sense, but there is both! Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO. There is also a place called Kansas, OK (but not Kansas city, just Kansas). Just like Portland. Ther