Lexington, Kentucky

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Lexington, Kentucky
Lexington-Fayette
Urban Coonty
Nickname(s): 
"Horse Caipital o the Warld", "Athens o the Wast"
Location in the Commonweel o Kentucky
Location in the Commonweel o Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky is locatit in the US
Lexington, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 38°01′47″N 84°29′41″W / 38.02972°N 84.49472°W / 38.02972; -84.49472Coordinates: 38°01′47″N 84°29′41″W / 38.02972°N 84.49472°W / 38.02972; -84.49472
KintraUnitit States
StateKentucky
CoontiesFayette
Established1782[1]
Incorporatit1831[1]
Govrenment
 • MayorJim Gray (D)
Area
 • Consolidatit ceety-coonty739.4 km2 (285.5 sq mi)
 • Land736.9 km2 (284.5 sq mi)
 • Water2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
 • Urban
226.7 km2 (87.5 sq mi)
Elevation
298 m (978 ft)
Population
 (2014)
 • Consolidatit ceety-coonty310,797
 • RankUS: 61st
 • Density364.5/km2 (1,042.8/sq mi)
 • Urban
290,263
 • Metro
489,435
 • Demonym
Lexingtonian
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
40502–40517, 40522–40524, 40526, 40533, 40536, 40544, 40546, 40550, 40555, 40574–40583, 40588, 40591, 40598
Aurie code(s)859
Wabsteidwww.lexingtonky.gov

Lexington, consolidatit wi Fayette Coonty, is the seicont-lairgest ceety in Kentucky an the 61st lairgest in the Unitit States.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lexington haes fower sister ceeties, as designate bi Sister Cities International:

  • Fraunce Deauville, Fraunce syne 1957
  • Republic o Ireland Coonty Kildare, Ireland syne 1984
  • Unitit Kinrick Newmarket, Unitit Kinrick syne 2003
  • Japan Shinhidaka, Japan syne 2006
    • Shinhidaka wis formed bi a 2006 local govrenment merger. Ane o the entities involved in the merger wis Shizunai, which established a sister ceety relationship wi Lexington in 1988.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Lexington, Kentucky". Accessed September 18, 2013.