Kentucky is a southern state of the United States. Its state capital is Frankfort. Attractions include horse racing and beautiful lakes. Kentucky is also culturally part of the American South.

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Lexington is the second largest city in Kentucky, located in the Bluegrass Region.

Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, with about one and a half million people living in the metro area.

Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky. A small city of about 25,000 residents, it is in the Bluegrass Region about 50 miles from the state's largest city of Louisville and 25 miles from Lexington.


Kentucky Derby Region is Kentucky's most famous and most visited region, home to the state's biggest city, Louisville, and of course, the world famous Kentucky Derby.

The Bluegrass Region is perhaps Kentucky's most famous region, if not its most visited.

Kentucky's Caves and Lakes region is centered around Bowling Green, Ketucky's third largest city, and home to the world's largest cave system—Mammoth Cave.

Kentucky's Western Waterlands region is at the western edge of the state, and is home to popular outdoor recreation areas around Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley and Land Between the Lakes.

Kentucky's Northern Ohio River Region lies along the state border on the Ohio River with Ohio.

Daniel Boone Country is Kentucky's southeasternmost region, along the Appalachian border with Virginia and Tennessee.

Kentucky's Western Coal Fields is bluegrass country of a whole different nature—a banjo picking nature, that is.

Kentucky's Southern Lakes region is in the middle of the state's southern border with Tennessee, and is home to Lake Cumberland.

Kentucky Appalachians is the region where Kentucky, a proud country state, gets country.

The Daniel Boone National Forest is a national forest in Kentucky.


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  • Amharic:  ኬንታኪ
  • Arabic:  كنتاكي
  • Armenian:  Կենտուկի
  • Aymara:  Kentucky suyu
  • Azerbaijani:  Kentukki
  • Belarusian:  Садружнасць Кентукі
  • Bengali:  কেন্টাকি
  • Bishnupriya:  কেন্টাকি
  • Bulgarian:  Кентъки
  • Burmese:  ကင်တပ်ကီပြည်နယ်
  • Central Kurdish:  کێنتاکی
  • Chechen:  Кентукки
  • Chinese:  肯塔基州
  • Chuvash:  Кентукки
  • Eastern Mari:  Кентукки
  • Egyptian Arabic:  كنتاكى
  • English:  Blue Grass State, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Esperanto:  Kentukio
  • Georgian:  კენტუკი
  • Greek:  Κεντάκι
  • Haitian:  Kèntòki
  • Hakka Chinese:  Khén-thap-kî
  • Hawaiian:  Kenekuke
  • Hebrew:  קנטקי
  • Hindi:  कॅण्टकी
  • Igbo:  Kentórkị
  • Japanese:  ケンタッキー州
  • Kalmyk:  Кинтааки
  • Kazakh:  Кентукки
  • Korean:  켄터키 주
  • Latin:  Kentukia
  • Latvian:  Kentuki
  • Lithuanian:  Kentukis
  • Macedonian:  Кентаки
  • Malayalam:  കെന്റക്കി
  • Marathi:  केंटकी
  • Mazanderani:  کنتاکی
  • Mongolian:  Кентакки
  • Navajo:  Kentákii Hahoodzo
  • Nepali (macrolanguage):  केन्टकी
  • Newari:  केन्चकी
  • Northern Luri:  کئنتاکی
  • Ossetian:  Кентукки
  • Pali:  केन्चकी
  • Panjabi:  ਕਿੰਟਕੀ
  • Persian:  کنتاکی
  • Quechua:  Kentucky suyu
  • Russia Buriat:  Кентукки
  • Russian:  Кентуки, Кентукки
  • Samogitian:  Kentokis
  • Sanskrit:  केन्‍टकी
  • Serbian:  Кентаки
  • South Azerbaijani:  کنتاکی ایالتی
  • Tagalog:  Kentaki
  • Tamil:  கென்டக்கி
  • Tatar:  Кентукки
  • Thai:  รัฐเคนทักกี
  • Uighur:  Kéntukki Shitati
  • Ukrainian:  Кентуккі
  • Urdu:  کینٹکی
  • Uzbek:  Kentukki
  • Western Mari:  Кентукки
  • Western Panjabi:  کینٹکی
  • Yakut:  Кентаки
  • Yiddish:  קענטאקי
  • Yue Chinese:  肯塔基州

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