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Capital City:

Frankfort

Statehood:

June 1, 1792 (15th)

Population:

3,989,000

Nickname:

Bluegrass State

Motto:

United we stand, divided we fall

Origin of State Name:

Based on the Iroquois Indian word "Ken-tah-ten," meaning "land of tomorrow." or "dark and bloody ground"

Counties:

120

Largest Cities:

Louisville

Border States:

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

Land Area:

39,674 sq. mi.; 37th largest

Highest Point:

Black Mountain, 4,139 ft.

Lowest Point:

Mississippi River, 257 ft.

State Bird:

Cardinal

State Flower:

Goldenrod (solidago altissima)

State Tree:

Tulip Poplar

State Song:

'My Old Kentucky Home', 'Blue Moon of Kentucky (bluegrass song)'

State Web Site:

www.state.ky.us


For more websites on Kentucky check out Kentucky Links.

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