Kentucky USA

The Commonwealth of Kentucky - US State

Kentucky is one of the border states of south-central United States. It is is bordered by West Virginia and Virginia (E); Tennessee (S); the Mississippi River, across which lies Missouri (SW); and Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, all across the Ohio River. (W, N).

The Commonwealth of Kentucky became the 15th U.S. state when it was admitted to the U.S. in 1792.

The U.S. postal abbreviation for Kentucky is KY

Kentucky Time

The eastern part of Kentucky , including capital Frankfort, is in the Eastern Time Zone.

Eastern Standard Time

is 5 hours behind GMT (GMT-5)

The western part is in the Central Time Zone. Central Standard Time is 6 hours behind GMT, GMT-5.

For details see Kentucky Towns & Cities and Kentucky Counties for time adopted in individual places.

The Ohio River forms the entire northern boundary of the state, flowing generally SW below Covington, until it joins the Mississippi River west of Paducah. At the southwest tip of the state about 5 sq mi (13 sq km) of Kentucky territory, created by a double hairpin turn in the Mississippi River, protrudes N from Tennessee into Missouri and is entirely separate from the rest of the state.

The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site and Cumberland Gap National Historic Park are historic landmarks. At Fort Knox is the U.S. Depository.

Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky; Louisville and Lexington are the largest cities.

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