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Nickname: Bluegrass
State Area: 39 674 sq.mi. (102 755.2 km2)
Highest point: Black Mountain 4 139 ft. (1 261.6 m)
Population: 3 958 300
Capital: Frankfort
Largest city: Louisville

Kentucky is situated in the Middle-Eastern part of the USA, and it is bordered by 7 other states. Several important highways cross it, which are mainly directed from North to South. Its Eastern borders are the Appalachian and the Cumberland Mountains with huge forests. The majority of the central and Western territories are flatlands with rich meadows. The largest cities are found in the central part, Louisville and Lexington. Frankfort, the capital, is situated just between these two cities.
Photo: Country, Kentucky, USA, flickr.com, by lumierefl

Photo: State Capitol, Frankfort, Kentucky, USA, flickr.com, by OZinOH



Louisville, which lies on the riverside of the Ohio, is the most populated cities of Kentucky. The city is the host of the Kentucky Derby horse-race each year. One can get to know the history and the evolution of the derby in the Kentucky Derby Museum. The city features a vivid cultural life, and we’ll have the chance to visit several museums here as well. The recommended museums are the J.B. Speed Art Museum, which is a fantastic collection of Renaissance paintings and statues; and the Louisville Slugger Museum, which is about the history of baseball. If you have a little extra time, check out the Louisville Zoo.
Photo: Louisville, Kentucky, USA, flickr.com, by fusionpanda


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The second largest city of the state is Lexington, primarily famous for horse-breeding. The farms around the city breed the best horses in the world. There are several museums related to the topic, like the Saddlebred Museum or the Kentucky Horse Park.
Photo: Lexington, Kentucky, USA, flickr.com, by way opening

There are a few other interesting places to visit too. One of them is the city of Hodgenville, where the former president, Abraham Lincoln was born. The sight is called the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial. The state is also famous for its charmingly beautiful national parks, like: the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, which is a wonderful forest with rich vegetation and fauna; the Daniel Boone National Forest, where we might try the exciting rafting; and the Mammoth Cave National Park in the central part of the state, where the largest system of caves can be found in the world.
Lincoln Memorial
Photo: Lincoln Memorial, USA, Hodgenville, Kentucky, flickr.com, by simplerich

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