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Kentucky

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Location of Kentucky State


Capital: Frankfort

Population: 4,380,415 (Source: 2012 U.S. Census)

Major Cities: Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Covington

Borders: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $173,466 million (2012 U.S. Department of Commerce)

Key Industries:
Agriculture including corn, tobacco, grains, cattle, and chickens
Coal mining, automobiles, horse breeding, energy production, and appliances

How Kentucky got its name: The name for Kentucky comes from a Native American Iroquois word 'Ken-tah-ten' meaning land of tomorrow.

Atlas of Kentucky State
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Kentucky State Symbols

State Nickname: Bluegrass State

State Slogan: Unbridled Spirit; also on its license plate; (formerly) It's That Friendly; (formerly) Where Education Pays

State Motto: United we stand, divided we fall

State flower: Goldenrod

State bird: Kentucky Cardinal

State fish: Kentucky bass

State tree: Tulip Poplar

State mammal: Thoroughbred horse, Gray squirrel

State foods: Blackberry, Milk

Becoming a State

Date admitted: Friday, June 1, 1792

Number admitted: 15

Prior Name: Virginia

Postal Abbreviation: KY

Kentucky State Map


The Geography of Kentucky

Total Size: 39,728 sq. miles (source: 2003 Census)

Geographical Low Point: Mississippi River at 257 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Fulton (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Geographical High Point: Black Mtn. at 4,145 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Harlan (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Central Point: Located in Marion County approx. 3 miles north-northwest of Lebanon (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Counties: 120 (source: National Association of Counties)

Bodies of Water: Ohio River, Mississippi River, Kentucky River, Tennessee River, Lake Cumberland, Kentucky Lake, Barkley Lake

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Professional Sports Teams

Kentucky has no major professional sports teams, but is home to the biggest American horse race in the Kentucky Derby. Also, the Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) and the Cincinnati Reds (MLB) play just across the northern border.

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