Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville, Kentucky
Louisville/Jefferson County
Metro Government
From top: Louisville downtown skyline at night, Cathedral of the Assumption, Thunder Over Louisville fireworks during the Kentucky Derby Festival, Kentucky Derby, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Fourth Street Live!, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Nickname(s): 
Derby City, River City,[1] (The) Gateway to the South,[2] Falls City, The 'Ville[3]
highlighted portion of Jefferson County represents the "balance" population of Louisville[source?] Also seen is the location of Louisville in the state of Kentucky.
highlighted portion of Jefferson County represents the "balance" population of Louisville[source?] Also seen is the location of Louisville in the state of Kentucky.
Louisville is located in Kentucky
Louisville
Louisville
Location within Kentucky
Louisville is located in the United States
Louisville
Louisville
Location within the United States
Louisville is located in North America
Louisville
Louisville
Location within North America
Coordinates: 38°15′22″N 85°45′05″W / 38.25611°N 85.75139°W / 38.25611; -85.75139Coordinates: 38°15′22″N 85°45′05″W / 38.25611°N 85.75139°W / 38.25611; -85.75139
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyJefferson
Founded byGeorge Rogers Clark
Named forLouis XVI
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorGreg Fischer (D)
 • Metro Council26 council members
Area
 • Consolidated city-county397.68 sq mi (1,030 km2)
 • Land380.46 sq mi (985.4 km2)
 • Water17.23 sq mi (44.6 km2)
Elevation
466 ft (142 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Consolidated city-county782,969[4] (consolidated)
633,045[5] (balance)
 • Rank29th in the United States
1st in Kentucky
 • Density1,663.89/sq mi (642.42/km2)
 • Metro1,285,439 (45th)
Demonym(s)Louisvillian[7]
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code prefixes
major: 402xx
minor: 400xx, 401xx
Area code502
FIPS code21-48006
GNIS feature ID0509453[8]
USDA hardiness zones6b, 7a
InterstatesI-64.svg I-65.svg I-71.svg I-264.svg I-265.svg
AirportsLouisville International Airport, Bowman Field
WaterwaysOhio River, Beargrass Creek, Floyds Fork, Harrods Creek
WebsiteLouisvilleKy.gov

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:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Transit Authority of River City (TARC)". ridetarc.org. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  2. * "The Gateway to the South: A Beginner's Guide to Louisville". The Virgin Atlantic Blog. January 2014. Archived from the original on September 11, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  3. "QuickFacts: Jefferson County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  4. "QuickFacts: Louisville city, Kentucky; Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  5. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  6. "Definition of Louisvillian". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  7. "GNIS Detail—Louisville". Retrieved June 23, 2014.
  8. Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Louisville, Kentucky". Accessed September 19, 2013.