The capital of Kentucky is Frankfort. The state prides itself on producing the nation's best quality tobacco, horses and whiskey. Other agricultural products include corn, soybeans, wheat, fruit, hogs, cattle and dairy products. Kentucky produces significant amounts of petroleum and natural gas, but coal still accounts for almost 85% of its total mineral income. The state is best known for raising thoroughbred horses and horseracing, namely the Kentucky Derby hosted in Louisville, as well as its bluegrass music found mostly in the east, its large population of deer and wild turkeys, and its bourbon distilleries in Bourbon County.
Area: 52,419 sq mi (ranks 30th)
Governor: Steve Beshear
Largest cities: Louisville