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Ohio . USA

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Capital - Columbus

No. of Counties - 88

Population - 11,780,017

Area - 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km2) sqkm

Pop. Density - 282/sq mi (109/km2)

Median Household Income - $54,021

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About - Ohio

Ohio, located in the Midwestern region of the United States, is known for its diverse geography, rich history, and vibrant culture. Here are some key facts about Ohio:

  1. Capital and Largest City: Columbus is both the capital and the largest city in Ohio.

  2. Nickname: Ohio is often referred to as the "Buckeye State" due to the prevalence of Ohio Buckeye trees throughout the state.

  3. Statehood: Ohio became the 17th state to join the Union on March 1, 1803.

  4. Geography: The state is characterized by diverse geography, including the Appalachian Plateau, the Central Lowlands, and the Lake Erie shoreline. The Ohio River forms its southern border.

  5. Population: With over 11.7 million residents, Ohio is the seventh most populous state in the U.S.

  6. Economy: Ohio has a diverse economy, with major industries including manufacturing, finance, healthcare, and agriculture. It is home to several Fortune 500 companies.

  7. Education: Ohio is known for its prestigious universities, including The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and University of Cincinnati.

  8. Sports: Ohioans are passionate about sports, particularly football. The Ohio State Buckeyes football team is a powerhouse in college football, and Ohio boasts several professional sports teams, including the Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA).

  9. Inventions and Innovations: Ohio has been the birthplace of numerous inventions and innovations, including the airplane (by the Wright brothers), the cash register, and the first professional baseball team (Cincinnati Red Stockings).

  10. Cultural Contributions: Ohio has made significant contributions to American culture, particularly in music. It's the birthplace of several famous musicians, including the "King of Rock and Roll," Elvis Presley, and the "King of Pop," Michael Jackson.

  11. Presidential History: Ohio is known as the "Mother of Presidents" because it has been the birthplace of seven U.S. presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft, and Warren G. Harding.

  12. Tourist Attractions: Ohio offers a variety of attractions for visitors, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Cedar Point amusement park, and the Hocking Hills region known for its stunning natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities.

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