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Nicknamed as the "Bluegrass State", Kentucky (KY) is the 26th most populous state of the 50 U.S. states. The state of Kentucky is one of the four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts).
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About Kentucky Map

: The map of Kentucky locates the state as bordered by West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. It shows inter-state and state highways, railway lines and state boundaries besides showing the state capital Frankfort, major towns and other towns.

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About Kentucky

Nicknamed as the 'Bluegrass State', it is bordered by West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. It is one of the four US states constituted as a commonwealth, others being Virginia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. There are 120 counties in Kentucky. Louisville and Lexington are the largest cities in the state. Frankfort is the state capital.

History of Kentucky

The land was primarily inhabited by Native American tribes since 1000 BC up until the European contact in the mid-eighteenth century. Originally part of the state of Virginia, Kentucky achieved full statehood in 1792.

The area known as Central Kentucky in the nineteenth century was a major slave-holding region. During the American Civil War, Kentucky was considered one of the “border states”. The state is birthplace of US President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Geography of Kentucky

The state of Kentucky is part of the east south-central region (also known as the Upland South) in the US. Eastern Kentucky lies in the Appalachian mountain ranges. Kentucky is best divided into five separate regions geographically. These are the Cumberland plateau, the Bluegrass region, the PennyRoyal plateau, the Western Coal fields and finally, the Jackson purchase. Kentucky has a humid subtropical climate.

Travel Destination in Kentucky

Kentucky is a land of diverse environs and abundant resources. Pay heed to soul-stirring tunes of Bluegrass music and absorb the unbridled spirit that runs wild in the state.

Major points of interest in Kentucky include Mammoth Cave National Park, Newport Aquarium, Beech Bend Park, Louisville Zoo, National Corvette Museum, Cumberland Gap, Buffalo Trace Distillery and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

Transportation in Kentucky

By Air- Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and Louisville International Airport (SDF) are major airports in the state.

By Train- The Cardinal and City of New Orleans are two Amtrak routes serving the state.

By Road- Interstate Highways (I-24, I-64, I-65, and I-71) and U.S. Highways (US 23, US 25, US 27, and US 62) connect major cities in Kentucky.

Education in Kentucky

There are eight major public universities in Kentucky. Out of these, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville are the ones aimed at research. Other famous universities in the state are Transylvania University and Berea College. The state has 173 school districts. Read more here.

Facts about Kentucky

  • Standing at 1,263 meters, Black Mountain is the highest point in the state.
  • 'Thunder over Louisville' remains the largest annual fireworks display in the US.
  • The world's first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant is located in Corbin, Kentucky.

Map of Cities in Kentucky

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Richmond city MapFlorence city MapGeorgetown city Map
Henderson city MapElizabethtown city MapNicholasville city Map
Jeffersontown city MapPaducah city MapIndependence city Map

Map of Kentucky Counties

Adair county MapAllen county MapAnderson county Map
Ballard county MapBarren county MapBath county Map
Bell county MapBoone county MapBourbon county Map
Boyd county MapBoyle county MapBracken county Map

Last Updated : September 05, 2016

Flag of Kentucky
The official flag of Kentucky was adopted on March 26, 1918. Kentucky flag consists of the state's seal on a navy blue background.
Facts about Kentucky
Official Name Kentucky
Area40,409 sq mi (104,659 km2)
Population4,413,457 (2014 est)
Largest CityLouisville
Official LanguagesEnglish
Time ZoneEastern: UTC 5/4, Central: UTC 6/5
GovernorSteve Beshear
Lt. GovernorCrit Luallen
U.S. SenatorMitch McConnell, Rand Paul
AbbreviationKY, US-KY
Joined the UnionJune 1, 1792 (15th)
NicknameBluegrass State
Highest PointBlack Mountain
Lowest PointMississippi River at Kentucky Bend
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