Wichita () is more the big city of the State of the Kansas, in the county of Sedgwick, with the the United States. It is the seat of six large manufacturers of planes and the base of the US Air Force of McConnell, from where its nickname of Capital Air ( capital of the air ).
The population is of: 355126 inhabitants (estimate 2002): 581379 for the agglomeration.
GeographyThe coordinates geographical of Wichita are (37.688848, -97.336226).
HistoryWichita was founded in 1864 and, thanks to the arrival of the Railroad in 1872, it became a center of transport of the cattle. The local economy was particularly transformed by the oil discovery into 1915, then the beginnings of the aeronautical engineering as of 1920.
CultureWichita is the seat of Wichita State University, and many museums like Indian Center Museum, where are presented traditional objects having belonged to the Indians. It was also the host, on May 18th, 1956, of Elvis Presley, at the time of her passage to Wichita Forum, for 2 services.
EconomyThe principal industry of the city is aeronautics, with the factories of Bombardier (Learjet), Boeing, Raytheon, Cessna. One finds there even a center of design of Airbus, associated with the center Filton, in Great Britain, and specialized in the design of wings.
Wichita has an airport ( Cessna Aircraft Field , code AITA: ECA).
- Diocese of Wichita
- Cathedral of the Immaculate-design of Wichita
- Official site
- Twin towns
Simple: Wichita, Kansas
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