Kentucky is a state in the Southern region of the United States. It is bordered by Indiana and Ohio in the north, West Virginia (separated from Kentucky by the Big Sandy River) and Virginia to the east, Tennessee to the south, and Missouri and Illinois to the west. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 States with a population of 4,467,673 inhabitants. Its capital is Frankfort but its two largest cities are Louisville and Lexington. Its governor is Andy Beshear.
Kentucky lies within three major physiographic regions of the United States: the Appalachian Highlands (the Appalachian Plateau), the Interior Lowlands, and the Coastal Plain, which makes its climat enjoyable with mild temperatures and generally plentiful rainfall. Kentucky’s climate and distinctive soils combine to create a variety in vegetation, animal life, and landscapes: black bears, bobcats, red foxes, minks, and river otters are common Kentucky mammals, but also reptiles like the six-lined racerunner, broadhead skink, or the Eastern corn snake.
The state of Kentucky is also known for its famous places like Fort Knox, home to the United States Bullion Depository, an underground vault containing one of the world’s largest gold reserves — estimated to be about 260 billion dollars’ worth! But also Louisville Slugger factory, where the first of its now-famous baseball bats were manufactured in the 1880s.
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Complete List of Cities in Kentucky
Louisville is a Consolidated city-county in Jefferson county with -750 000 inhabitants.
Lexington is a Consolidated city-county in Fayette county with -300 000 inhabitants.
Bowling Green is a City in Warren county with -75 000 inhabitants.
Owensboro is a City in Daviess county with -75 000 inhabitants.
Covington is a City in Kenton county with -50 000 inhabitants.
Hopkinsville is a City in Christian county with -40 000 inhabitants.
Richmond is a City in Madison county with -40 000 inhabitants.
Florence is a City in Boone county with -30 000 inhabitants.
Georgetown is a City in Scott county with -30 000 inhabitants.
Elizabethtown is a City in Hardin county with -30 000 inhabitants.
Nicholasville is a City in Jessamine county with -30 000 inhabitants.
Henderson is a City in Henderson county with -30 000 inhabitants.
Jeffersontown is a City in Jefferson county with -30 000 inhabitants.
Frankfort is a City in Franklin county with -30 000 inhabitants.
Paducah is a City in McCracken county with -30 000 inhabitants.