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Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville Kentucky
Full nameLouisville
Official nameLouisville-Jefferson County
Metro Government
Settlement typeConsolidated city-county
CountryUnited States
Named forKing Louis XVI of France
MayorGreg Fischer (D)
Total Area399 sq mi (1033.4 km2)
Land Area385.09 sq mi (997.4 km2)
Water Area13 sq mi (33.7 km2)
Elevation466 ft (142 m)
Total Population741,096 (consolidated)
597,337 (balance) (2010)
Density (pop.)720.6/km2 (1866.4/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)1307647
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code502
FIPS code21-48000
GNIS feature ID0509453

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Louisville (c-enaudio=Looeevil.oggˈluːiːvɪl, c-enlocalaudio=Loouhvull.oggˈluːəvəl or c-enaudio=Luhvull is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kentucky, and the county seat of Jefferson County. Since 2003, the city's borders have been coterminous with those of the county because of a city-county merger. The city's population at the 2010 census was 741,096 (consolidated; balance total is 597,337). An important internal shipping port in the 19th century, Louisville today is best known as the location of the Kentucky Derby, the first of three annual thoroughbred horse races making up the Triple Crown.

Louisville is situated on the Ohio River in north-central Kentucky at the Falls of the Ohio. Because it includes counties in Southern Indiana, the Louisville metropolitan area is often referred to as Kentuckiana. The river forms the border between Kentucky and Indiana. A resident of Louisville is referred to as a Louisvillian. Although situated in a Southern state, Louisville is influenced by both Southern and Midwestern culture. It is sometimes referred to as either the northernmost Southern city or the southernmost Northern city in the United States.

The settlement that became the city of Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark and is named after King Louis XVI of France.

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