Louisville is the largest city in the state of Kentucky in the USA. The settlement that became the City of Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark. It is named after King Louis XVI of France. It was an important riverport in the 19th century. Many people come to the city in May for the Kentucky Derby horse race.
|Founded by||George Rogers Clark|
|Named for||Louis XVI|
|• Mayor||Craig Greenberg (D)|
|• Metro Council||26 council members|
|• Consolidated city-county||397.68 sq mi (1,030 km2)|
|• Land||380.46 sq mi (985.4 km2)|
|• Water||17.23 sq mi (44.6 km2)|
|Elevation||466 ft (142 m)|
|• Consolidated city-county||782,969 (consolidated)|
|• Rank||29th in the United States|
1st in Kentucky
|• Density||1,663.89/sq mi (642.42/km2)|
|• Metro||1,285,439 (45th)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|ZIP code prefixes|
minor: 400xx, 401xx
|GNIS feature ID||0509453|
|USDA hardiness zones||6b, 7a|
|Airports||Louisville International Airport, Bowman Field|
|Waterways||Ohio River, Beargrass Creek, Floyds Fork, Harrods Creek|
Here are some pictures of buildings in Louisville:
- "Transit Authority of River City (TARC)". ridetarc.org. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
- * "The Gateway to the South: A Beginner's Guide to Louisville". The Virgin Atlantic Blog. January 2014. Archived from the original on September 11, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
- K'Meyer, Tracy E. (January 1, 2010). Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945–1980. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0813139203. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
- "Flooded riverfront, Louisville, Kentucky, 1937. :: R. G. Potter Collection". Archived from the original on September 29, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
View of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, with buildings submerged by floodwater. Neon sign on top of building reads: "The Gateway to the South Louisville Gas & Electric Co."
- "QuickFacts: Jefferson County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
- "QuickFacts: Louisville city, Kentucky; Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
- "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
- "Definition of Louisvillian". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
- "GNIS Detail—Louisville". Retrieved June 23, 2014.
- Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Louisville, Kentucky". Accessed September 19, 2013.