The largest city in the state of Kentucky, Louisville is bounded to the west, north and east by three rivers; the Mississippi, Ohio, and Big Sandy Rivers. A resident of Louisville is referred to as a Louisvillian. Depending on how the population is calculated, the city ranked either the 16th or 27th largest city in the US.
The Louisville has a total area of 1,032 km², out of which 997 km² is of land and 35 km² is of water. The city is famous as the home of "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" where the energy-filled Kentucky Derby is held that is one of the most popular horseracing event in the United States of America.
Louisville is located at latitude 38 14' 47" and longitude 85 45' 49". The Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area is the 43rd largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the United States.
The Louisville has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are very hot and mild while winters are moderately cold. The mean annual temperature is 56 degrees Fahrenheit, with an average annual snowfall of 17.5 inches and an average annual rainfall of 43.56 inches. January is the coldest month and July is the hottest month.
Spring and summer are the wettest seasons. The city is prone to almost all types of non-tropical weather extremes, including tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, ice storms and extreme heat and cold.
To make your vacations wonderful, the city offers you more than 120 unique attractions that include the Frazier International History Museum, Muhammad Ali Center, Kentucky Derby Museum, Belterra Casino, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, Louisville Science Center, the Louisville Zoo and many more…
The city is also flourishing with more than 120 city parks. Cherokee Park situated in the city allows you to explore bike and nature trails. Varieties of shopping malls are also situated in the city such as: Jefferson Mall, Oxmoor Center, The Summit Louisville and more.
Louisville, KY shares a culture with both the Midwestern and the Southern U.S. Food lovers won’t go hungry as the Louisville boasts more than 2,500 restaurants serving an astounding variety of cuisines. Louisville International Airport is located just six miles (10km) from central Louisville.
Regarding education various private and public schools are also situated in the city. Jefferson County Public Schools system consists of 87 elementary schools, 23 middle schools, 20 high schools and 23 other learning centers. As majority of population is Catholic, the city has 27 catholic schools in the city, as well as several Protestant schools
Various cultural events also held every year in the city. Some of the events are: the Kentucky Derby, held during the first Saturday of May each year; Humana Festival of New American Plays, usually held in the month of February; Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Kentucky State Fair, Adam Matthews Balloon Festival and more.
Various museums are also situated in the city such as: Frazier International History Museum, Speed Art Museum, Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Howard Steamboat Museum and more.
For sports fans, the city has four professional and semi-professional sports teams. Louisville Bats is a baseball teram, Louisville Fire is an arena football team, Louisville Bulls is a football team.
There are so many wonderful restaurants in the Louisville area to choose from. You’ll also enjoy a colorful assortment of seafood appetizers, the occasional wine dinner. Dining out in Louisville is guaranteed to be a delightful experience.
Visitors will find that Louisville offers just about anything they may want, from world-class dining to exhilarating adventure, trendy shopping, modern nightlife, and enriching culture, arts, sports, recreation, and lodging.