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State of Ohio
Flag of Ohio State seal of Ohio
Flag of Ohio Seal
Nickname(s): The Buckeye State,
"Birthplace of Imgur"
Motto(s): With God, all things are possible
Map of the United States with Ohio highlighted
Official language None
Capital Columbus
Largest city Columbus
Largest metro Cleveland
Area Ranked 34th
 - Total 44,825 sq mi
(116,096 km2)
 - Width 220 miles (355 km)
 - Length 220 miles (355 km)
 - % water 8.7
 - Latitude 38°27'N to 41°58'N
 - Longitude 80°32'W to 84°49'W
Number of people Ranked 7th
 - Total 11,536,504 (2010 census)
 - Density 277.26/sq mi  (107.05/km2)
Ranked 9th
Height above sea level
 - Highest point Campbell Hill[1]
1,550 ft (472 m)
 - Average 853 ft  (260 m)
 - Lowest point Ohio River[1]
455 ft (139 m)
Became part of the U.S. March 1, 1803, (17th,
declared retroactively on
August 7, 1953)
Governor John Kasich (R)
U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R)
Sherrod Brown (D)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Abbreviations OH, US-OH

Ohio is one of the 50 states in the United States. Its capital is Columbus. Columbus also is the largest city in Ohio.

Other large cities in Ohio are Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Akron, Toledo, and Youngstown.

Some famous people from Ohio include golfer Jack Nicklaus, Wilbur and Orville Wright, author Sherwood Anderson, and actors Clark Gable and Katie Holmes. There have also been seven American presidents from Ohio: Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft, Warren G. Harding. Famous astronaut Neil Armstrong and inventor of the airplane the Wright Brothers were born in Ohio.

Ohio is important in elections because it is a swing state and candidates often campaign a lot there. Ohio has both farmland and cities. It is a part of the Midwest.

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