Capital - Columbus
Nickname. Buckeye State.
Motto. With God, All Things Are Possible.
Population ( 2010 census ). 11,536,504 - rank, 7th state. Urban, 73.3%; rural, 26.7%. Persons per square mile, 263.5 (persons per square kilometer, 101.7) - rank, 9th state.
Extent. Area, 41,222 square miles (106,764 square kilometers), including 247 square miles (640 square kilometers) of water surface (35th state in size; 34th if Great Lakes area of 3,457 square miles [8,954 square kilometers] is added).
Elevation. Highest, Campbell Hill, 1,550 feet (472 meters), near Bellefontaine; lowest, Ohio River at southwestern corner of state, 433 feet (132 meters); average, 850 feet (259 meters).
Geographic Center. 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Columbus.
The top 15 cities in Ohio by population according to the latest 2010 census ranks Columbus as #1 with over 787,000 people followed by Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Parma, Canton, Youngstown, Lorain, Hamilton, Springfield, Kettering, Elyria, and Lakewood. The state of Ohio is a link between the Northeast and the Midwest by virtue of its geographical location. Michigan borders Ohio on the north along with Lake Erie, which is the 4th largest lake in surface area of the five Great Lakes in North America. Ohio is bordered on the west by Indiana, by Kentucky and West Virginia to the south and by Pennsylvania to the east.
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