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Kentucky . USA

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Capital - Frankfort

No. of Counties - 120

Population - 4,509,342

Area - 40,408 sq mi (104,656 km2) sqkm

Pop. Density - 114/sq mi (44/km2)

Median Household Income - $52,295

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About - Kentucky

Here are some key facts about Kentucky:

  1. Capital: Frankfort
  2. Largest City: Louisville
  3. Statehood: Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union on June 1, 1792.
  4. Nickname: "Bluegrass State" - This nickname is derived from the bluegrass that grows in many of its pastures due to the fertile soil.
  5. Population: As of my last update, Kentucky had a population of around 4.5 million people.
  6. Area: Kentucky covers an area of approximately 40,409 square miles (104,656 square kilometers).
  7. Geography: The state is known for its diverse geography, including rolling hills, forests, rivers, and the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern part of the state.
  8. Economy: Historically, Kentucky's economy has been heavily dependent on agriculture, particularly tobacco farming. However, it has diversified in recent years and now includes manufacturing, healthcare, and service industries.
  9. Bourbon: Kentucky is famous for its bourbon whiskey production. It produces around 95% of the world's bourbon.
  10. Horse Racing: Kentucky is home to the famous Kentucky Derby, one of the most prestigious horse races in the world, held annually in Louisville at Churchill Downs.
  11. Natural Attractions: The state boasts several natural attractions, including Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest known cave system in the world.
  12. Education: Kentucky is home to several notable universities, including the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.

These are just some of the key facts about Kentucky, a state rich in history, culture, and natural beauty.

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