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The State of
Kentucky (KY)


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The capital of Kentucky is Frankfort.

The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Kentucky: KY

Typical abbreviations for Kentucky: Ky., Ken.

The pronunciation of Kentucky:

When the people of Kentucky refer to themselves: 1:

Time Zone: The western portion of Kentucky is in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone. The eastern portion is in the Eastern Time (EST/EDT) zone. All of Kentucky observes daylight saving time.

Nickname for Kentucky: "The Bluegrass State"

State Motto: "United We Stand, Divided We Fall"

State Bird: Kentucky Cardinal (cardinalis cardinalis)

State Tree: Yellow Poplar/Tulip Poplar/Tulip Tree (liriodendron tulipifera)

State Flower: Goldenrod (solidago altissima)

State Song: "My Old Kentucky Home" or "Blue Moon of Kentucky"

Statehood: Kentucky became the 15th state on Jun 1, 1792.

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