The official name Commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky called states of the Southeast Center. The population is 4,042,000 people. The capital is Frankfort. The largest city is Louisville, the other major cities are Lexington-Fayette, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Hopkinsville. Official nickname Kentucky - Bluegrass State. Kentucky has an area - 104 749 thousand km ². An the east it borders with West Virginia and Virginia at the south - Tennessee, at the west - Missouri, at the north with Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. The main part of the territory falls on the mountains of Appalachia.