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8 Facts About Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Bowling Green is a city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States.

Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish.

Warren County is the name of fourteen counties in the USA.

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As of 2015, its population of 63,616 made it the third most-populous city in the state after Louisville and Lexington; its metropolitan area had an estimated population of 165,732; and the combined statistical area it shares with Glasgow has an estimated population of 218,870.

A combined statistical area is composed of adjacent metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas in the United States and Puerto Rico that can demonstrate economic or social linkage.

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Founded by pioneers in 1798, Bowling Green was the provisional capital of Confederate Kentucky during the American Civil War.

The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States fought from 1861 to 1865.

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The city was the inspiration for the 1967 Everly Brothers song "Bowling Green".

The Everly Brothers were American country-influenced rock and roll singers, known for steel-string guitar and close harmony singing.

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It is the home of numerous manufacturers, including General Motors and Fruit of the Loom.

General Motors Company, commonly known as GM, is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services.

Fruit of the Loom is an American company that manufactures clothing, particularly underwear.

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The Bowling Green Assembly Plant has been the source of all Chevrolet Corvettes built since 1981.

A factory or manufacturing plant is an industrial site, usually consisting of buildings and machinery, or more commonly a complex having several buildings, where workers manufacture goods or operate machines processing one product into another.

The Chevrolet Corvette, known colloquially as the Vette, or Chevy Corvette, is a sports car manufactured by Chevrolet.

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Bowling Green is also home to the state's second-largest public university, Western Kentucky University.

A public university is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities.

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In 2014, Forbes magazine listed Bowling Green as one of the Top 25 Best Places to Retire in the United States.

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