|Nickname(s): Derby City, River City, (The) Gateway to the South, Falls City, The 'Ville|
highlighted portion of Jefferson County represents the “balance” population of Louisville. Also seen is the location of Louisville in the state of Kentucky.
|Founded by||George Rogers Clark|
|Named for||Louis XVI|
|• Mayor||Greg Fischer (D)|
|• Metro Council||26 council members|
|• Consolidated city-county||397.68 sq mi (1,030 km2)|
|• Land||380.46 sq mi (985.4 km2)|
|• Water||17.23 sq mi (44.6 km2)|
|Elevation||466 ft (142 m)|
|• Consolidated city-county||767,355 (consolidated)|
|• Rank||US: 29th[d]|
|• Density||1,924/sq mi (743.0/km2)|
|• Urban||972,546[b] (US: 43rd)|
|• Metro||1,269,702 (US: 43rd[a])|
|• CSA||1,498,593 (US: 35th[c])|
|• GMP||$67.3 billion (US: 48th)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|ZIP code prefixes||major: 402xx|
minor: 400xx, 401xx
|GNIS feature ID||0509453|
|USDA hardiness zones||6b, 7a|
|Airports||Louisville International Airport, Bowman Field|
|Waterways||Ohio River, Beargrass Creek, Floyds Fork, Harrods Creek|
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]
- "Transit Authority of River City (TARC)". ridetarc.org. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
- "The Gateway to the South: A Beginner's Guide to Louisville". The Virgin Atlantic Blog. January 2014. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
- K'Meyer, Tracy E. (January 1, 2010). Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945–1980. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-3920-3. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
- "Flooded riverfront, Louisville, Kentucky, 1937. :: R. G. Potter Collection". Retrieved August 10, 2015.
View of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, with buildings submerged by floodwater. Neon sign on top of building reads: "The Gateway to the South Louisville Gas & Electric Co."
- Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Louisville, Kentucky". Accessed September 19, 2013.
- "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014 – United States – Combined Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico". 2014 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
- "GNIS Detail – Louisville". Retrieved June 23, 2014.
- The United States MSA table excludes the San Juan, Puerto Rico MSA which has a higher population than Louisville.
- Based on 2010 data.
- 2015 ranking.
- Louisville's "balance" population is considered in determining rank among cities in the U.S.
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