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Louisville (pop. 300,000), largest city in Kentucky, on the Ohio River, whose falls provide hydroelectric power for the city. A major river port, transportation hub, and commercial, manufacturing, and cultural center, Louisville produces tobacco products, whiskey, and gin, as well as plumbing equipment, motor vehicles, and baseball bats. Among the several institutions of higher learning is the University of Louisville (1798). Incorporated in 1828, Louisville was named for King Louis XVI of France in recognition of his help during the American Revolutionary War.

See also: Kentucky.

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