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Kentucky is located in the central United States. In 2010 it had a population of 4,339,367 in a land area of 39,486 square miles, an average of 109.9 people per square mile. The capital of Kentucky is Frankfort.
Kentucky can be divided into five major physiographic regions (which can be further subdivided): the Mississippi Embayment or Jackson Purchase in the west, the Mississippian Plateaus or Pennyrile, the Western Coal Field, the Bluegrass, and the Eastern Coal Field.
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