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Ratification or Admission:  June 1, 1792 (15th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1891
State Abbreviation:  KY
State Capital:  Frankfort
Largest City - Population:  Louisville/Jefferson County
Origin of the Name:  From the Iroquian Indian word, meaning “Land of Tomorrow”.
State Motto:  “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”
State Nickname:  The Bluegrass State
State Song:  “My Old Kentucky Home” | Lyrics & Music: Stephen Foster
State Animal:  Gray Squirrel
State Bird:  Northern Cardinal
State Fish:  Kentucky Spotted Bass
State Flower:  Goldenrod
State Fruit:  Blackberry
State Gemstone:  Freshwater Pearl
State Insect:  Honeybee
State Mineral:  Coal
State Tree:  Tulip Poplar
State Flag:  The State’s (Commonwealth’s) seal on navy blue, surrounded by the words “Commonwealth of Kentucky” above, and Sprays of goldenrod extend in a half-circle around the picture which is Kentucky’s state flower. The seal depicts a pioneer and a statesman embracing.


cattle, corn, eggs, hay, milk soybeans, tobacco.

coal, natural gas, petroleum, sand, stone.

chemicals, clothing, electronics, food processing, machinery, metal products, paper products, printing, rubber, tobacco, whiskey.

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