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Country United States
State Ohio
Founded 1833
Government
 • Mayor D. Michael Collins
Area
 • City 84.1 sq mi (217.8 km2)
 • Land 80.6 sq mi (208.8 km2)
 • Water 3.5 sq mi (8.9 km2)
Elevation
614 ft (187 m)
Population
 (2006)
 • City 298,446
 • Density 3,890.2/sq mi (1,502/km2)
 • Metro
653,695

Toledo is a city in Ohio, USA. It was named after Toledo, Spain. It is a large industrial city, and has many factories that make things like car parts and glass. In 1835 and 1836, Ohio and Michigan both claimed to own the city and surrounding territory. Michigan gave up its claim and got other land instead. Toledo is about an hour from Detroit, Michigan. The main highways in and out of Toledo are Interstate 75, Interstate 90, and U.S. 24 (Detroit Boulevard, Telegraph Road). It is the 59th largest city in the United States.

In 1936, the first building covered in glass was built here.[source?]

Toledo has a humid continental climate (Dfa in the Koeppen climate classification).

Famous people from Toledo