Kentucky State Facts and Symbols
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Kentucky Facts and Symbols

Kentucky became the 15th state in 1792 and is the 26th largest state by population with about 4.3 million residents. It is also the 36th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 40,409 square miles. Kentucky is home to Louisville, which is the nation's 30th largest city with a population of approximately 557,000 people.

The name Kentucky is of Native American origin and originally referred to the Kentucky River. The name has been associated with more than one language producing several meanings which include "land of tomorrow", "cane and turkey lands" and "meadow lands."

Kentucky is one of four states which consider themselves to be a Commonwealth. The other three are Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia. A State and a Commonwealth are considered to be the same and equal in regards to their status in the United States of America.

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current Kentucky Governor, a state map, Kentucky members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map, the state song and more views of the Kentucky State Quarter.

Kentucky State Quarter

Kentucky
State Quarter

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Kentucky State Capital - Frankfort

State Nickname - The Bluegrass State

State Motto - "United We Stand, Divided We Fall"

State Flower - Goldenrod

State Tree - Tulip Poplar

State Bird - Cardinal

State Fish - Kentucky Spotted Bass

State Animal - Grey Squirrel

State Dance - Clogging

State Mineral - Coal

State Food - Milk

State Gemstone - Freshwater Pearl

State Fossil - Brachiopod

State Fruit - Blackberry

State Rock or Stone - Kentucky Agate

State Butterfly - Viceroy Butterfly

State Horse - Thoroughbred

Official State Web Site - www.kentucky.gov

 
 

Kentucky State Governor:

Steve Beshear

Office of the Governor
 

700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 100
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Main Line: (502) 564-2611
Fax: (502) 564-2517
TDD: (502) 564-9551 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf)

 
 

Kentucky State Map:
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Kentucky State Map - Click for Larger View

 

Kentucky State Congressional District Map:

Kentucky State Congressional District Map

 

Kentucky Members of the United States Congress (112th Congress)

United States Senate(Kentucky Members):

  Rand Paul - (R-KY) Mitch McConnell - (R-KY)  
 

United States House of Representatives(Kentucky Members by District):

 

Ed Whitfield - 1st

S. Brett Guthrie - 2nd

John A. Yarmuth - 3rd

Geoff Davis - 4th

Harold Rogers - 5th

Ben Chandler - 6th

 
 

Kentucky State Song:

"My Old Kentucky Home"

         
    Kentucky State Quarter:    
    Kentucky State Quarter - FrontKentucky State Quarter - Back    
    United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
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