Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus. The state takes its name from the Ohio River, whose name in turn originated from the Seneca word ohiːyo', meaning "good river", "great river" or "large creek". Partitioned from the Northwest Territory, Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803, and the first under the Northwest Ordinance. Ohio is historically known as the "Buckeye State" after its Ohio buckeye trees, and Ohioans are also known as "Buckeyes". Ohio rose from the wilderness of Ohio Country west of Appalachia in colonial times through the Northwest Indian Wars as part of the Northwest Territory in the early frontier, to become the first non-colonial free state admitted to the union, to an industrial powerhouse in the 20th century before transmogrifying to a more information and service based economy in the 21st. Ohio's geographic location has proven to be an asset for economic growth and expansion. Because Ohio links the Northeast to the Midwest, much cargo and business traffic passes through its borders along its well-developed highways. Ohio has the nation's 10th largest highway network and is within a one-day drive of 50% of North America's population and 70% of North America's manufacturing capacity.
Ohio is known under different nicknames; aka Buckeye State, or Birthplace of Aviation, or The Heart of It All and detailed official information about Ohio can be found on the homepage at www. ohio.gov.
As shown in the given Ohio location map that Ohio is located in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Ohio map also shows that Ohio shares its borders with Pennsylvania and West Virginia in the east, Kentucky in the south, Indiana in the west, and Michigan in the north-west.
Major cities of the state are – Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, and Dayton Interestingly, the name Ohio is derived from the Iroquois word "ohi-yo", the meaning of this word is "great river." Columbus is the largest and capital city of the United States. The climate type of Ohio is humid continental.
The manufacturing and financial activities sectors contribute substantially to the state’s economy. Besides, the agriculture and other industries are also important in the state.
A one-of-a-kind museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland pays tribute to the musical greats of the world through interactive, rotating exhibits and displays. Of course, live music is part of the experience too!
The US State Ohio occupies 105,831 m², about 1,16 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Ohio with 11,658,609 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 2,69 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 860,979 fewer people. The capital Columbus alone has 890,228 inhabitants.
Columbus was laid out as the state capital in 1812 but did not take over the government from Chillicothe until 1816.
To the north, Lake Erie gives Ohio 312 miles (502 km) of coastline, which allows for numerous cargo ports. Ohio's southern border is defined by the Ohio River (with the border being at the 1792 low-water mark on the north side of the river), and much of the northern border is defined by Lake Erie. Ohio's neighbors are Pennsylvania to the east, Michigan to the northwest, Lake Erie to the north, Indiana to the west, Kentucky on the south, and West Virginia on the southeast. Ohio is bounded by the Ohio River, but nearly all of the river itself belongs to Kentucky and West Virginia. In 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, based on the wording of the cessation of territory by Virginia (which at that time included what is now Kentucky and West Virginia), the boundary between Ohio and Kentucky (and, by implication, West Virginia) is the northern low-water mark of the river as it existed in 1792. The climate of Ohio is a humid continental climate throughout most of the state, except in the extreme southern counties of Ohio's Bluegrass region section, which are located on the northern periphery of the humid subtropical climate and Upland South region of the United States. Summers are typically hot and humid throughout the state, while winters generally range from cool to cold. Precipitation in Ohio is moderate year-round. Severe weather is not uncommon in the state, although there are typically fewer tornado reports in Ohio than in states located in what is known as the Tornado Alley. Severe lake effect snowstorms are also not uncommon on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, which is located in an area designated as the Snowbelt.