Commonwealth of Kentucky
Flag of Kentucky Seal of Kentucky
Flag of Kentucky Seal of Kentucky
Nickname(s): Bluegrass State
Motto(s): United we stand, divided we fall
Official language(s) English
Capital Frankfort
Largest City Louisville
Largest Metro Area Louisville Metro
Area  Ranked
 - Total  sq mi
( km²)
 - Width  miles ( km)
 - Length  miles ( km)
 - % water
 - Latitude 36° 30′ N to 39° 09′ N
 - Longitude 81° 58′ W to 89° 34′ W
Population  13th in the C.S.
 - Total (2000) 4,314,113
 - White (Citizens)
 - Slaves
 - Non-White
 - Density /sq mi 
/km² (8th in the C.S.)
 - Highest point Black Mountain
4,145 ft  (1,263 m)
 - Mean 755 ft  (230 m)
 - Lowest point Mississippi River
257 ft  (78 m)
Confederate Admission  May 20th, 1861 (12th)
Old Union Admission  June 1, 1792 (15th)
Governor Steve Beshear (W)
C.S. Senators Mitch McConnell (R)
Jim Bunning (R)
C.S. Representatives 4 Republicans, 2 Democrats
Time Zone UTC-5/-4
Abbreviations KY CS-KY

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