Kentucky is a state in the United States. Its capital is Frankfort. It touches the states of Missouri (by the Mississippi River), Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia (by the Ohio River), Tennessee and Virginia.
|Commonwealth of Kentucky|
|Motto(s): United we stand, divided we fall|
Deo gratiam habeamus
(Let us be grateful to God)
|State song(s): "My Old Kentucky Home"|
|• Total||40,408 sq mi |
|• Width||170 miles (250 km)|
|• Length||379 miles (610 km)|
|• % water||1.7|
|• Latitude||36° 30′ N to 39° 09′ N|
|• Longitude||81° 58′ W to 89° 34′ W|
|• Total||4,468,402 (2018 est.)|
|• Density||110/sq mi (42.5/km2)|
|• Highest point||Black Mountain|
4,145 ft (1265 m)
|• Mean||750 ft (230 m)|
|• Lowest point||Mississippi River at Kentucky Bend|
250 ft (78 m)
|Before statehood||Part of Virginia (District of Kentucky)|
|Admission to Union||June 1, 1792 (15th)|
|Governor||Matt Bevin (R)|
|Lieutenant Governor||Jenean Hampton (R)|
|Legislature||Kentucky General Assembly|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
|U.S. Senators||Mitch McConnell (R)|
Rand Paul (R)
|U.S. House delegation||5 Republicans, 1 Democrat (list)|
|• eastern half||Eastern: UTC −5/−4|
|• western half||Central: UTC −6/−5|
|Kentucky state symbols|
The Flag of Kentucky
The Seal of Kentucky
|Wildlife animal||Gray squirrel|
|Fish||Kentucky spotted bass|
|Slogan||Kentucky Unbridled Spirit|
|Soil||Crider Soil Series|
|Other||Chevrolet Corvette (state sports car)|
|State route marker|
Released in 2001
|Lists of United States state symbols|
|The Simple English Wiktionary has a definition for: kentucky.|
Some people call it the "Bluegrass State" because of a special kind of grass that grows there. It is also famous for its horse farms. The Kentucky Derby, a well-known horse race, is held in the city of Louisville, which is also the largest city in the state. Other well-known places are Fort Knox, The Cumberland Gap, Cumberland Falls, Mammoth Cave, Red River gorge, and Land Between the Lakes.
Some well-known towns and cities are Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Covington, Florence, Maysville, Georgetown, Paducah, Murray, Bardstown, Morehead, Midway, Berea, Richmond, Danville, Versailles, Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Corbin, Somerset, Ashland, and Middlesboro.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kentucky.|
- "Kentucky State Symbols". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Archived from the original on July 31, 2007. Retrieved November 29, 2006.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. December 20, 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
- "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived from the original on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
- Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.