Welcome to Kentucky
Kentucky is a state located in the east south central region of the United States.
Kentucky´s nickname is “Bluegrass State” because that the bluegrass is found in many of the lawns and pastures due to the fertile soil.
Kentucky bluegrass has a beautiful green-blue color and barefoot-soft feel and is the most popular grass in the U.S.
The bluegrass is often used for golf courses, sport fields and also homes.
The bluegrass is very common in Lexington and if you visit Lexington you will probobly land on “Lexington Blue Grass Airport”.
The capital city of Kentucky is Frankfort and the largest city is Louisville.
In Kentucky you will also find Mammoth Cave National Park with the longest cave system known in the world.
Kentucky is known for horse racing and Bourbon distelleries.
Kentucky is bordering seven states, West virginia to the east, Ohio to the north and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Tennessee to the south, Illinois and Indiana to the northwest and Missouri to the west.
Only Missouri and Tennessee borders more states than Kentucky, with eight states each.
Kentucky is the only U.S. state to have a continuous border of rivers running along three of its sides and Kentucky also have more navigable miles of water than any other state except form Alaska.
Kentucky has a humid tropical climate with hot and humid summers, and mild winters and Kentucky also have four distinct seasons.
Kentucky has a big variation of the climate within the state but generally they have relatively humid warm rainy summers and the winters are moderately cold and snowy.
Kentucky was the first state in the United States with a commercial winery and also had excellent farming conditions.
Because of the high calcium content of the soil in the Bluegrass region, Kentucky became a major horse breeding and today a well known racing area.
For a long time Kentucky also has been center of the tobacco industry and produces 95% of the world´s supply of Bourbon Whiskey.
The production of Bourbon is a growing market.
Today the economy in Kentucky is expanding to other areas like medical facilities, energy fuel production and auto manufacturing.
Kentucky rankes 4th among all United States in number of automobiles and trucks assembled.
The tourism in Kentucky is growing and according to a report from 2014 tourism supported 179 963 jobs.
If you travel through Bluegrass Parkway you will see rolling hills of bluegrass and also pass through the Bourbon Country and lear about how the Bourbon history took place. The Bluegrass Parkway also passes throug central Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln was born.
In Frankfort you can visit Buffalo Trace Distillery, The World´s Most Award Winning Distillery.
If you like horse racing Kentucky is the place for you.
Cities in Kentucky
Quick facts about Kentucky
- Nickname: Bluegrass State
- Capital city: Frankfort
- Largest city: Louisville
- Area: 40 409 sq mi (104 659 km²) (ranked 37th of 50)
- Population: Est, 4 454 189 (ranked 26 of 50)
- Highest point: Black Mountain
- Lowest point: Mississippi River at Kentucky Bend
- Latitude: 36° 30′ N to 39° 09′ N
- Longitude: 81° 58′ W to 89° 34′ W
- Bordering states: West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio