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Federated state of the central-eastern USA, 104,661 km², 4,206,074
residents (2006 estimate), 40 inhabitants / km²,
capital: Frankfort. Borders: Indiana and Ohio (N), West
Virginia and Virginia (E), Tennessee (S), Missouri (SW), Illinois (NW).
The boundaries are largely natural and formed by the courses of
the Ohio River to the N and NW, its tributary Big Sandy to the E and
the Mississippi to the SW. From a morphological point of view, Kentucky is
characterized in the W by a flat and uniform region, which rises towards E,
where it rests on the internal side of the Appalachians; the western belt
includes the Western Coal Field, a wavy plain crossed by the Green River and its
numerous tributaries, beyond which open, separated by a low hilly ridge (Knobs),
the very fertile Bluegrass region to the N and the Pennyroyal Plateau to S. The
latter constitutes, together with the Cumberland Plateau further to the E, one
of the most interesting tourist regions of the USA.
The climate favors intensive agriculture; the main products include tobacco,
maize, soy, wheat, barley, fruit and vegetables, and a particular type
of whiskey, called bourbon, is obtained from the distillation of a mixture of
wheat, barley and rye malts.precisely because in Bourbon County, a town in
Kentucky, it originated. Cattle breeding is also flourishing, in particular that
of purebred horses, cattle and pigs. Forests, which once covered much of the
state's territory, are now present only in the Cumberland plateau; made up of
precious trees, they feed a good wood industry. The resources of the subsoil are
not consistent, but rather differentiated: coal and oil stand out, followed by
iron, lead, zinc, phosphates and building materials. The industries
(electrotechnical, mechanical, iron and steel, metallurgical, food, chemical)
are concentrated in the capital and cities
of Louisville, Lexington, Covington, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Paducah
Annexed to the Union as a 15th state in 1792, first explored by the French La
Salle in 1669, it was the first territory west of the Alleghenes to be
colonized. Crossed in 1750-51 by Thomas Walker and Christopher Gist
respectively, in 1769 he was visited by John Finley and Daniel Boone, who stayed
there two years and returned there in 1775. In 1774 in the meantime James Harrod
had founded Harrodstown (today Harrodsburg) and the the region became populated,
despite the ban on expansion to the west established by the Proclamation
Line of 1763 and the ferocity of the Indian attacks. Antifederalist, in
1798 he adopted 9 resolutions against the Alien and Sedition Acts that
supported the rights of states and affirmed the principle of nullification,
to which the subsequent doctrines on the right of annulment and secession
referred. At the time of the civil war (1861), however, Kentucky (border state
between the slave slave south and the anti-slave north) remained in the Union,
with serious internal laceration among its inhabitants, some of whom fought in
the southern ranks and part, about the double, in the northern rows.
City (26,418 residents in 1998) and capital of the state of Kentucky, in
the USA, 80 km E of Louisville, on the right of the Kentucky river and on the
Louisville-Portsmouth railway. There is an active agricultural market (cereals,
tobacco) with food (distilleries), cement, footwear, textile and wood
City (255,045 residents in 1998; 991,765 residents the metropolitan area in
1996) of the State of Kentucky (USA), 140 km SW of Cincinnati, 141 m on the left
of the Ohio River, which forms the border with the Indiana. Important railway
junction and active agricultural and livestock (horse) market, it is the main
city of the state, home to food industries, tobacco factories, alcohol
distilleries (the "bourbon" whiskey is famous), metalworking and chemical
complexes, wood and concrete. Airport. University (1798). Founded between 1776
and 1778, on 6 August 1855 it was the scene of a bloody uprising
of anti-Catholic xenophobes.
City (239,942 residents in 1996) of the State of Kentucky (USA), 110 km ESE
of Louisville, 290 m on the Cincinnati-Chattanooga railway. An important
agricultural (tobacco, cereals) and livestock (horses) market, it is home to the
food, mechanical, electrical, tobacco, paper, wood and clothing
industries. University of Kentucky (founded in 1865). Airport. § A clash between
British and US troops took place near Lexington on April 19, 1775; the battle
was the first episode of the war of independence (1775-83).
City (49,600 residents) of the State of Kentucky (USA), on the left of
the Ohio River, opposite Cincinnati (Ohio). Agricultural (wheat, tobacco) and
animal husbandry market, it is home to the processing, chemical, mechanical,
paper, electrotechnical and tobacco industries.
City (53,500 residents) of the State of Kentucky (USA), 40 km SE
of Evansville. Active river port on the left of Ohio, it is home to
petrochemical, chemical, tobacco, metallurgical, paper, food, electrotechnical,
building materials and ceramics industries. Nearby, oil, natural gas and coal
Bowling Green (Kentucky)
City (40,500 residents) in the state of southern Kentucky (USA), 150 km SSW
of Louisville, on the Big Barren River. Agricultural products market (cereals,
tobacco), it is home to mechanical, food, wood and clothing
industries. Airport. University of Western Kentucky (1906).
City (27,000 residents) of northeastern Kentucky (USA), on the border
with Ohio, 160 km NE of Lexington, on the left of the Ohio River. Steel,
petrochemical, leather industries, sawmills and coking plants; nearby, coal,
iron and oil fields. Airport.