map of Kentucky UNITED STATES


  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Frankfort // state code ISO: KY ; FIPS: US21
    surface: 102916 = 40060 sq.mi // rank in USA: 36 // location: East South Central
    climate: moderate, with plentiful rainfall
    entered USA as 15th state on: 1792-06-01
    administrative division: 120 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 4,041,769
    population density 2000: 39 per = 102 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 9,7%
    main ethnic groups: white 90,1%; black 7,3%; Asian 0,7%; other 2%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: tobacco, corn, soybeans
    livestock (million): cattle: 2,3 / pigs: 0,4 / poultry: 5,8 ; broilers 188,8
    timber/lumber: hardwoods, pines
    chief industries: manufacturing, services, finance, insurance & real estate, retail trade, public utilities
    chief industrial products: transportation & industrial machinery, apparel, printing & publishing
    chief mining products: crushed stone, lime, portland cement, sand & gravel, clays
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Black Mountain 1263 m = 4145 ft
    other mountains: of little importance on available maps
    lowest point in the state: ca 80 m in the SW corner
    lakes: hardly any natural lakes are shown on available maps
    artificial lakes: Lake Cumberland, Lake Barkley, Rough River Lake
    rivers: Ohio, Kentucky, Green, Tennessee
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Bluegrass State
    motto: United we stand, divided we fall
    song: My Old Kentucky Home
    flower: Goldenrod // bird: Cardinal // tree: Tulip Poplar
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.02.26 by Jan Lahmeyer
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