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Quick Facts: Kentucky

Capital City: Frankfort

Kentucky: Map and State Flag

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Nickname: Bluegrass State
Motto: United we stand, divided we fall
Statehood: June 1, 1792 (15th)
Origin of State's Name: Based on the Iroquois Indian word "Ken-tah-ten," meaning "land of tomorrow." or "dark and bloody ground"
Largest City: Louisville
Border States: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Land Area: 39,732 sq. mi.; 36th largest
State Bird: Cardinal
State Flower: Goldenrod (solidago altissima)
State Tree: Tulip Poplar
State Songs: My Old Kentucky Home
Blue Moon of Kentucky (bluegrass song)
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