Kentucky State
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Kentucky State collage of images.
Kentucky State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Kentucky as the 15th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Kentucky.

State Name:
Kentucky

Abbreviation:
KY

Capital:
Frankfort

Date of Statehood:
June 1, 1792

Population:
4,173,405 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
Kentucky produces some of the nation's best tobacco, horses, and whiskey. While corn, soybeans, wheat, fruit, hogs, cattle, and dairy products are among the agricultural items produced.

Primary Industry:
Manufactured items produced in Kentucky include motor vehicles, furniture, aluminum ware, brooms, apparel, lumber products, machinery, textiles, and iron and steel products. Kentucky also produces significant amounts of petroleum, natural gas, fluorspar, clay, and stone. Coal accounts for 90% of the total mineral income.

Nickname:
The Bluegrass State

Motto:
United we stand, divided we fall.

Flower:
Goldenrod (Legislation of 1926)
Picture of the Goldenrod, the official state flower of Kentucky.

Tree:
Tulip Poplar (Legislation of 1994)

Bird:
Cardinal (Legislation of 1926)
Picture of the Cardinal, the official state bird of Kentucky.
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Fish:
Kentucky Spotted Bass (Legislation of 1956)

Insect:
Viceroy Butterfly (Legislation of 1990)

Gemstone:
Freshwater Pearl (Legislation of 1986)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Kentucky.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Kentucky.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Kentucky.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Kentucky state.
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