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Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Missouri
Full nameKansas City
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedMarch 28, 1853
MayorSly James
Total Area318.0 sq mi (823.6 km2)
Land Area313.5 sq mi (812 km2)
Water Area4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)
Urban Area584.4 sq mi (1513.6 km2)
Elevation910 ft (277.4 m)
Total Population459,787 (37th) (2010)
Density (pop.)593.8/km2 (1538.4/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1.6 million
Metro (pop.)2.2 million
DemonymKansas Citian
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code64101-64102, 64105-64106, 64108-64114, 64116-64134, 64136-64139, 64141, 64144-64158, 64161, 64163-64168, 64170-64172, 64179-64180, 64183-64185, 64187-64188, 64190-64199, 64944, 64999
Area code816
FIPS code29-38000 
GNIS feature ID0748198 

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Kansas City, Missouri (informally abbreviated KC) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri and is the anchor city of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Missouri. It encompasses 318 sqmi (823.6 km2) in parts of Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties. It is one of two county seats of Jackson County, the other being Independence, which is to the city's east. As of 2010, the population census was 459,787 with a metro area of 2.1 million. Kansas City was founded in 1838 as the "Town of Kansas" at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers and was incorporated in its present form in 1850. Situated opposite Kansas City, Kansas, the city was the location of several battles during the Civil War, including the Battle of Westport. The city is well known for its contributions to the musical styles of jazz and blues as well as to cuisine (Kansas City-style barbecue).

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