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About Kentucky

Kentucky is one of the 50 US states located in the east south-central region of the United States. The landlocked state is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, and Tennessee to the south. The Ohio River forms the natural border with Illinois, Indiana, Ohio to the north and West Virginia to the east, the Mississippi river forms the border to Missouri to the west. Other major rivers are the Cumberland River, Kentucky River, Licking River and the Green River. Major lakes in the state are, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland, and Kentucky Lake freshwater reservoir.

The region of what is today Kentucky, was ceded by the French to the British in 1763 and then to the US in 1783 by the Treaty of Paris (which ended the American Revolution), it was explored by Daniel Boone. Admission to the Union on 1st June 1792 as the 15th state.

Today Kentucky has a population of 4.4 million people (2014 est), capital is Frankfort, largest city is Louisville largest metro area is Louisville metropolitan area.

Kentucky Geography [show]

The detailed map below is showing the US state of Kentucky with boundaries, the state capital Frankfort,
major cities and populated places, streams and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.

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Reference Map of Kentucky
Reference Map of Kentucky.


Map is based on a state map of The National Atlas of the USA.
 
Cities in Kentucky

Map shows the location of following cities and towns in Kentucky:

Major cities are: Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Paducah and Frankfort (capital city).

Other cities and towns in Kentucky:

Ashland, Bardstown, Berea, Campbellsville, Corbin, Covington, Cynthiana, Danville, Elizabethtown, Florence, Fulton, Glasgow, Harlan, Harrodsburg, Hazard, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Independence, Jackson, Jenkins, La Grange, Lebanon, Leitchfield, London, Madisonville, Marion, Mayfield, Maysville, Middlesboro, Morehead, Mount Sterling, Mount Vernon, Owensboro, Paintsville, Paris, Park, Pikeville, Pleasure Ridge , Princeton, Radcliff, Richmond, Russellville, Scottsville, and Somerset.
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