Kentucky is located in the central United States. In 2020 it had a population of 4,505,836 in a land area of 39,486 square miles, a mean of 114 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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