Kentucky is a southeastern state bounded by the Ohio River in the north and the Appalachian Mountains in the east, with Frankfort the state capital. The state's largest city, Louisville, is home to the Kentucky Derby, the renowned horse race held at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. The race is preceded by a 2-week festival and celebrated in the Kentucky Derby Museum year-round.
State Capital: Frankfort.
Kentucky is a state where rivers define its boundaries except on the southern part where Kentucky shares a border with Tennessee state which is nearly a straight line stretching some 430 miles. In the southeast area, Kentucky shares a mountainous border with Virginia with an irregular border.
The Big Sandy and Tug rivers separate Kentucky from West Virgina on the northeast and east area. To Kentucky's north, Kentucky's boundary is defined by the Ohio River to the Mississippi which meets the states of Indiana, Ohio and Illinois en route. The Mississippi River demarcates Kentucky's southwestern border with Missouri. The capital of Kentucky is Frankfort, which is situated between the 2 major cities of Louisville and Lexington.
Long the home of the Native American people before the arrival of the Europeans in 1769, The name Kentucky is probably derived from the Iroquois word for "prairies".
Kentucky was admitted as the 15th State of the union in 1792 and by then, Kentucky was already home to some 73 000 settlers. By 1800 this number has grown to approximately 230 000 settlers.
The northern top of Kentucky consists of residents of mainly German heritage and as a state that is located in the middle of the US, it was a territory that had varying allegiance during the American Civil War. In fact, Civil war presidents Abraham of the Union and Jefferson Davis of the Confederacy were both born in Kentucky.
The Main Cities in Kentucky
Below are the largest cities in the state of Kentucky and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Louisville - 597,337
2. Lexington-Fayette - 295,803
3. Bowling Green - 58,067
4. Owensboro - 57,265
5. Covington - 40,640
Famous Landmarks in Kentucky
Below are some of Kentucky’s most visited landmarks:
-Churchill Downs in Louisville hosts the Kentucky Derby every year, which is the longest continually running sports event in America. The racetrack first opened in 1875 and ever since it's been a place to enjoy a mint julep and an exciting race.
Tallest Buildings in Kentucky
Below are the tallest buildings in Kentucky:
-400 West Market is located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky and is 35 stories and 549 feet tall. In the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the tower displays red and green lights. It’s been the tallest building in the state since it opened in 1993.
1. 400 West Market (35 stories; 549 feet)
2. National City Tower Capitol (40 stories; 512 feet)
3. PNC Plaza (30 stories; 420 feet)
4. Humana Building (27 stories; 417 feet)
5. Lexington Financial Centre (32 stories; 410 feet)
6. Waterfront Park Place(23 stories; 364 feet)
7. B&W Tower (26 stories; 363 feet)
8. Meidinger Tower (26 stories; 363 feet)
9. Waterfront Plaza (25 stories; 340 feet)
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