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Kentucky is a state locatit in the east sooth-central region o the Unitit States. Awtho styled as the "State o Kentucky" in the law creautin it,[3] Kentucky is ane o fowr U.S. states constitutit as a commonweel (the ithers bein Virginie, Pennsylvanie, an Massachusetts). Oeeginally a pairt o Virginie, in 1792 Kentucky becam the 15t state tae jyne the Union. Kentucky is the 37t maist extensive an the 26t maist populous o the 50 Unitit States.

KintraUnitit States
Afore stateheidpairt o Virginie
Admittit tae the UnionJune 1, 1792 (15th)
Lairgest ceetyLouisville
Lairgest metroLouisville metropolitan aurie
 • GovrenorMatt Bevin (R)
 • Lieutenant GovernorJenean Hampton (R)
LegislaturKentucky General Assembly
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. senatorsMitch McConnell (R)
Rand Paul (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation5 Republicans, 1 Democrat (leet)
 • Total4,436,974 (2,016 est)[1]
 • Density42.5/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Offeecial leidInglis[2]
Trad. abbreviationKy.
Latitude36° 30′ N tae 39° 09′ N
Longitude81° 58′ W tae 89° 34′ W

Kentucky is kent as the "Bluegrass State," a nickname based on the bluegrass foond in mony o its pasturs due tae the fertile sile. Ane o the major regions in Kentucky is the Bluegrass Region in central Kentucky, that hooses twa o its major ceeties, Louisville an Lexington. It is a laund wi diverse environments an abundant resoorces, includin the warld's langest cave seestem, Mammoth Cave Naitional Pairk, the greatest lenth o navigable watterweys an streams in the contiguous Unitit States, an the twa lairgest man-made lochs east o the Mississippi River.

Kentucky is an aw kent for horse racin, bourbon distilleries, moonshine, coal, the "My Old Kentucky Home" historic naitional pairk, automobile manufacturin, tabaccae, bluegrass muisic, college basketbaw, an Kentucky Fried Chicken.


  1. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. December 2016. Retrieved 5 Mairch 2017.
  2. "Kentucky State Symbols". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Archived frae the original on 2007-07-31. Retrieved November 29, 2006. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. United States Congress. "Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America". Statutes at Large: 1st Congress. p. 189. Retrieved 4 Juin 2017.

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