The US state of Kentucky is located in the southeastern region of the country.

As of 2020, the population of Kentucky was approximately 4.48 million people.

The capital city of Kentucky is Frankfort, and as of 2020, its population was around 27,000 people.

The most populous city in Kentucky is Louisville, with a population of approximately 616,000 people as of 2020.

Kentucky was first explored by European settlers in the late 1600s, and it became a part of Virginia in 1776. In 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state to join the United States.

The state played an important role in the Civil War, with both the Union and the Confederacy fighting for control of the state. Kentucky officially remained neutral throughout the war, but both sides fought for control of key cities and positions.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Kentucky became a center of the tobacco industry, and it remains an important producer of tobacco to this day. The state has also been a major producer of coal since the early 20th century.

In the 20th century, Kentucky became known for its contributions to the world of horse racing, with the famous Kentucky Derby taking place each year in Louisville. The state has also produced a number of famous musicians, including Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe, and Dwight Yoakam.

Today, Kentucky’s economy is diverse, with major industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and tourism. The state is also home to a number of major universities, including the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.