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Capital - Frankfort
Nickname. Bluegrass State.
Motto. United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

Population ( 2010 census ) 4,339,367 -- rank, 23rd state. Urban, 50.8%; rural, 49.2%. Persons per square mile, 92.3 (persons per square kilometer, 35.0)-- rank, 23rd state.

Extent. Area, 40,395 square miles (104,623 square kilometers), including 745 square miles (1,930 square kilometers) of water surface (37th state in size).

Elevation. Highest, Black Mountain, 4,145 feet (1,263 meters), near Lynch; lowest, Mississippi River near Hickman, 257 feet (78 meters); average, 750 feet (229 meters).

Geographic Center. 3 miles (5 kilometers) northwest of Lebanon.

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