|Nickname(s): Derby City, River City, Gateway to the South, Falls City, The 'Ville|
Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
|Named for||King Louis XVI of France|
|• Mayor||Greg Fischer (D)|
|• Consolidated city-county||399 sq mi (1,032 km2)|
|• Land||385.09 sq mi (997.38 km2)|
|• Water||13 sq mi (35 km2)|
|Elevation||466 ft (142 m)|
|• Consolidated city-county||741,096 (consolidated)
|• Density||1,866/sq mi (720.6/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0509453|
Louisville is the largest city in the state of Kentucky in the USA. The settlement that became the City of Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark. It is named after King Louis XVI of France. It was an important riverport in the 19th century. Many people come to the city in May for the Kentucky Derby horse race.
Here are some pictures of buildings in Louisville:
A giant baseball bat decorates the outside of Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.
The Belle of Louisville is a very old steamboat
References[change | change source]
- The term "The 'Ville" has been used in print in The Courier-Journal 60+ times since 1999 and appears to have been popularized by a 2003 billboard campaign promoting Louisville as "The best college sports town in America." See Forde, Pat (2003-09-10). "UofL's bogus billboards don't impress experts". The Courier-Journal.
- "Jefferson County, Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer". Uky.edu. http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/21111.html. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
- See Nomenclature, population and ranking for explanation of consolidated vs. balance figures
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