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Louisville, Kentucky
Consolidated city-county
Louisville/Jefferson County
Metro Government
From top: Louisville downtown skyline at night, Cathedral of the Assumption, Thunder Over Louisville fireworks during the Kentucky Derby Festival, Kentucky Derby, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Fourth Street Live!, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
From top: Louisville downtown skyline at night, Cathedral of the Assumption, Thunder Over Louisville fireworks during the Kentucky Derby Festival, Kentucky Derby, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Fourth Street Live!, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Flag of Louisville, Kentucky
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Official seal of Louisville, Kentucky
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Derby City, River City,[1] (The) Gateway to the South,[2] Falls City, The 'Ville[3]
highlighted portion of Jefferson County represents the "balance" population of Louisville[citation needed] Also seen is the location of Louisville in the state of Kentucky.
highlighted portion of Jefferson County represents the "balance" population of Louisville[citation needed] Also seen is the location of Louisville in the state of Kentucky.
Louisville is located in Kentucky
Louisville
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Louisville is located in the United States
Louisville
Louisville
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Louisville is located in North America
Louisville
Louisville
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Coordinates: 38°13.52′N 85°44.5′W / 38.22533°N 85.7417°W / 38.22533; -85.7417Coordinates: 38°13.52′N 85°44.5′W / 38.22533°N 85.7417°W / 38.22533; -85.7417
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jefferson
Founded by George Rogers Clark
Named for Louis XVI
Government
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Mayor Greg Fischer (D)
 • Metro Council 26 council members
Area
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 • Consolidated city-county 397.68 sq mi (1,030 km2)
 • Land 380.46 sq mi (985.4 km2)
 • Water 17.23 sq mi (44.6 km2)
Elevation
466 ft (142 m)
Population
 (2018)
 • Consolidated city-county 770,557[4] (consolidated)
620,118[5] (balance)
 • Rank US: 29th[d]
KY: 1st
 • Density 1,924/sq mi (743.0/km2)
 • Urban
972,546[b] (US: 43rd)
 • Metro
1,297,310[7] (US: 45th[a])
 • CSA
1,488,015[7] (US: 38th[c])
 • GMP
$67.3 billion (US: 48th)
Demonym(s) Louisvillian
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code prefixes
major: 402xx
minor: 400xx, 401xx
Area code 502
FIPS code 21-48006
GNIS feature ID 0509453[8]
USDA hardiness zones 6b, 7a[9]
Interstates I-64.svg I-65.svg I-71.svg I-264.svg I-265.svg
Airports Louisville International Airport, Bowman Field
Waterways Ohio River, Beargrass Creek, Floyds Fork, Harrods Creek
Website LouisvilleKy.gov