Ohio is a midwestern U.S. state stretching from the Ohio River and Appalachian Mountains in the south to Lake Erie in the north. On the shores of the lake is the city of Cleveland, site of the Cleveland Museum of Art and its renowned collection of European paintings and especially Asian art. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and close to expansive Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
State Capital: Columbus.
Ohio state is located at the northeastern part of the Midwest region. Lake Erie is located to Ohio's north, Kentucky and West Virginia to the south and south east, Pennsylvania on the east, Michigan on the northwest and Indiana on the west.
In terms of geographical area, Ohio state ranks 35th among the 50 states. Ohio is one of the smallest states west of the Appalachian Mountains. However despite it's relatively small land area, Ohio is one of the top US states in terms of population. During the early history, Ohio's capital was in Chillicothe and Zanesville. The state capital Columbus was established in 1816. The name Ohio comes from the Ohio River, whose name means "great water" in Iroquoian.
Ohio was the first state to be carved from the Northwest Territory and on 1st March 1803, Ohio became the 17th member of the union. In many areas, Ohio reflects the industrialized, urbanized and ethnically mixed United States that developed over time from the agrarian period. The way of life in Ohio is representative of the country as a whole so much that Ohio is often used as a test bed for ideas, attitudes and commercial products.
Historically, Ohio is the birth place or residence of 8 United States presidents: William H. Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William H. Taft, and Warren G. Harding.
Key to Ohio's economic growth is its strategic location in the heart of the Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard. The lack of natural barriers to the movement made it an ideal corridor for west-east travel.
At the same time, Ohio state lies in the middle of US' old industrial belt with easy and quick access to raw materials and labor as well as access to the markets of the East, Midwest, and South of the United States.
The Main Cities in Ohio
Below are the largest cities in the state of Ohio and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Columbus - 787,033
2. Cleveland - 396,815
3. Cincinnati - 296,943
4. Toledo - 287,208
5. Akron - 199,110
6. Dayton - 141,527
7. Parma - 81,601
8. Canton - 73,007
9. Youngstown - 66,982
10. Lorain - 64,097
Famous Landmarks in Ohio
Below are some of Ohio’s most visited landmarks:
-From handwritten Jimi Hendrix lyrics to John Lennon's Sgt Pepper suit and a pair of Ray Charles' sunglasses, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum pays tribute to rock and roll's most legendary artists and producers in the form of 150,000 square feet of memorabilia.
Tallest Buildings in Ohio
Below are the tallest buildings in Ohio:
-The Key Tower in Cleveland, Ohio is the tallest building in the state and the 23rd tallest in the US. Built in 1991, it is 57 floors and 947 feet tall and contains 1.5 million square feet of office space.
1. Key Tower (57 stories; 947 feet)
2. Terminal Tower (52 stories; 771 feet)
3. Great American Tower at Queen City Square (41 stories; 660 feet)
4. 200 Public Square (45 stories; 658 feet)
5. Rhodes State Office Tower (45 stories; 629 feet)
6. Carew Tower (49 stories; 574 feet)
7. LeVeque Tower (49 stories; 555 feet)
8. William Green Building (33 stories; 530 feet)
9. Tower at Erieview (40 stories; 529 feet)
10. Huntington Center (37 stories; 512 feet)
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