Kentucky

Kentucky is a southern state of the United States; its state capital is . Attractions include horse racing and beautiful lakes. Kentucky is also culturally part of the American South. It is home to famous food, drink and music traditions.

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is the largest city in Kentucky, with about one and a half million people living in the metro area. Photo: Quadell, CC BY 3.0.

is the capital of Kentucky. A small city of about 25,000 residents, it is in the about 50 miles from the state's largest city of and 25 miles from . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The is perhaps Kentucky's most famous region, if not its most visited. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the second largest city in Kentucky, located in the . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.5.

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is Kentucky's most famous and most visited region, home to the state's biggest city, , and of course, the world famous Kentucky Derby. Photo: PandamicPhoto.com, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Kentucky's region is centered around , Ketucky's third largest city, and home to the world's largest cave system—Mammoth Cave. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Kentucky's lies along the state border on the Ohio River with . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Kentucky's 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. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is Kentucky's southeasternmost region, along the Appalachian border with and . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Kentucky's is bluegrass country of a whole different nature—a banjo picking nature, that is. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the region where Kentucky, a proud country state, gets country. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Kentucky's region is in the middle of the state's southern border with , and is home to Lake Cumberland. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Kentucky

Latitude of center
37.5726° or 37° 34' 21.4" north
Longitude of center
-85.1551° or 85° 9' 18.5" west
Population
4,410,000
Abbreviation
KY
Elevation
515 feet (157 metres)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 316959037
Geo­Names ID
6254925
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