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|Population (1994): 3,827,000
(24th in size)
State size: 40,409 square miles (37th in size)
State Capital: Frankfort (named after the pioneer Stephen Frank who was killed by indians at a crossing in the Kentucky River)
Major cities: Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville and Owensboro
Admission to union: The 15th State
Date entered the union: June 1, 1792
Origin of state name: Named from an indian word "Kenta" meaning "prairie".
Nicknames: The Bluegrass State
Bordering states: West Virginia, Virginia, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee
State bird: Cardinal
State flower: Goldenrod
State tree: Kentucky Coffee Tree
Motto: United We Stand, Divided We Fall
|Mammoth Cave National Park includes 150 miles of tunnels and caverns.|
|Fort Knox is located in Kentucky.|
|Farming includes tabacco, corn, hay and soybeans. Kentucky is well known for breeding racing horses. Natural resources include coal and oil. Manufacturing includes: baseball caps, shoe laces and whiskey.|
|Daniel Boone's wilderness road helped bring many settlers to the area.|
Kentucky State Flag
|Kentucky State Government home page|
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