Kentucky

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Flag of KentuckyState seal of Kentucky
Flag of KentuckySeal
Nickname(s): Bluegrass State
Motto(s): United we stand, divided we fall
Map of the United States with Kentucky highlighted
Official languageEnglish[1]
CapitalFrankfort
Largest cityLouisville
AreaRanked 37th
 • Total40,444 sq mi
(104,749 km2)
 • Width140 miles (225 km)
 • Length379 miles (610 km)
 • % water1.7
 • Latitude36°30'N to 39°9'N
 • Longitude81°58'W to 89°34'W
PopulationRanked 26th
 • Total4,173,405
 • Density101.7/sq mi  (39.28/km2)
Ranked 23rd
Elevation
 • Highest pointBlack Mountain[2]
4,145 ft (1,263 m)
 • Mean755 ft  (230 m)
 • Lowest pointMississippi River[2]
257 ft (78 m)
Admission to UnionJune 1, 1792 (15th)
GovernorMatt Bevin (R)
Lieutenant Governor
U.S. SenatorsMitch McConnell (R)
Rand Paul (R)
U.S. House delegationList
Time zones 
 • eastern halfEastern: UTC-5/DST-4
 • western halfCentral: UTC-6/DST-5
ISO 3166US-KY
AbbreviationsKY
Websitewww.kentucky.gov

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.

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.

Hodgenville, Kentucky is famous for being the birthplace of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Kentucky
አማርኛ: ኬንታኪ
Ænglisc: Kentucky
العربية: كنتاكي
aragonés: Kentucky
arpetan: Kentucky
asturianu: Kentucky
Avañe'ẽ: Kentucky
Aymar aru: Kentucky suyu
azərbaycanca: Kentukki
বাংলা: কেন্টাকি
Bân-lâm-gú: Kentucky
беларуская: Кентукі
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Кентукі
भोजपुरी: केंचुकी
Bikol Central: Kentucky
Bislama: Kentucky
български: Кентъки
Boarisch: Kentucky
bosanski: Kentucky
brezhoneg: Kentucky
буряад: Кентукки
català: Kentucky
Чӑвашла: Кентукки
Cebuano: Kentucky
čeština: Kentucky
Chavacano de Zamboanga: Kentucky
corsu: Kentucky
Cymraeg: Kentucky
dansk: Kentucky
davvisámegiella: Kentucky
Deutsch: Kentucky
eesti: Kentucky
Ελληνικά: Κεντάκι
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Kentucky
English: Kentucky
español: Kentucky
Esperanto: Kentukio
euskara: Kentucky
فارسی: کنتاکی
Fiji Hindi: Kentucky
føroyskt: Kentucky
français: Kentucky
Frysk: Kentucky
Gaeilge: Kentucky
Gaelg: Kentucky
Gagauz: Kentucky
Gàidhlig: Kentucky
galego: Kentucky
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Kentucky
хальмг: Кентукки
한국어: 켄터키주
Hawaiʻi: Kenekuke
հայերեն: Կենտուկի
हिन्दी: कॅण्टकी
hornjoserbsce: Kentucky
hrvatski: Kentucky
Ilokano: Kentucky
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: কেন্টাকি
Bahasa Indonesia: Kentucky
interlingua: Kentucky
Interlingue: Kentucky
Iñupiak: Kentucky
íslenska: Kentucky
italiano: Kentucky
עברית: קנטקי
Basa Jawa: Kentucky
Kapampangan: Kentucky
ქართული: კენტუკი
қазақша: Кентукки
kernowek: Kentucky
Kiswahili: Kentucky
Kreyòl ayisyen: Kèntòki
kurdî: Kentucky
кырык мары: Кентукки
Ladino: Kentucky
لۊری شومالی: کئنتاکی
Latina: Kentukia
latviešu: Kentuki
Lëtzebuergesch: Kentucky
lietuvių: Kentukis
Ligure: Kentucky
Limburgs: Kentucky
lumbaart: Kentucky
magyar: Kentucky
मैथिली: केन्टकी
македонски: Кентаки
Malagasy: Kentucky
മലയാളം: കെന്റക്കി
Māori: Kentucky
मराठी: केंटकी
მარგალური: კენტუკი
مصرى: كنتاكى
مازِرونی: کنتاکی
Bahasa Melayu: Kentucky
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Kentucky
монгол: Кентакки
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ကင်တပ်ကီပြည်နယ်
Dorerin Naoero: Kentucky
Nederlands: Kentucky
Nedersaksies: Kentucky
नेपाली: केन्टकी
नेपाल भाषा: केन्चकी
нохчийн: Кентукки
Nordfriisk: Kentucky
norsk: Kentucky
norsk nynorsk: Kentucky
occitan: Kentucky
олык марий: Кентукки
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Kentukki
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਕਿੰਟਕੀ
पालि: केन्चकी
پنجابی: کینٹکی
Papiamentu: Kentucky
Piemontèis: Kentucky
Plattdüütsch: Kentucky
polski: Kentucky
português: Kentucky
română: Kentucky
rumantsch: Kentucky
Runa Simi: Kentucky suyu
русский: Кентукки
саха тыла: Кентаки
संस्कृतम्: केन्‍टकी
sardu: Kentucky
Scots: Kentucky
Seeltersk: Kentucky
shqip: Kentucky
sicilianu: Kentucky
slovenčina: Kentucky
slovenščina: Kentucky
ślůnski: Kentucky
کوردی: کێنتاکی
српски / srpski: Кентаки
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Kentucky
suomi: Kentucky
svenska: Kentucky
Tagalog: Kentucky
Taqbaylit: Kentucky
татарча/tatarça: Кентукки
Türkçe: Kentucky
українська: Кентуккі
اردو: کینٹکی
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: Kéntukki Shitati
Tiếng Việt: Kentucky
Volapük: Kentucky
文言: 肯塔基州
Winaray: Kentucky
吴语: 肯塔基州
ייִדיש: קענטאקי
Yorùbá: Kentucky
粵語: 肯塔基州
Zazaki: Kentucky
žemaitėška: Kentokis
中文: 肯塔基州
Kabɩyɛ: Kɛntuukii
Lingua Franca Nova: Kentucky