Ohio, abbreviation OH, is a state in the north of the United States of America. The word Ohio is derived from the Iroquois word ‘ohi-yo’, which means ‘great river’. This name refers to the Ohio River, which forms the boundary between the State of Ohio and the States of West Virginia and Kentucky.
Ohio’s nickname is “the Buckeye State”, which refers to the Ohio Buckeye Tree, or the smooth pavia tree.
The capital of is Columbus. Other major cities include Cleveland, Cincinnati. See all cities in Ohio. Ohio is a flat area with a lot of farmland. Nevertheless, there are beautiful areas to be found. If you like nature, the Ohio River and Lake Erie area are especially worth a visit.
Ohio belongs to the Midwest and is its easternmost state. It is located on Lake Erie, which forms the border with Canada (Ontario). The state also borders Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. The state measures a maximum of 360 kilometers from west to east and 360 kilometers from north to south. The Ohio River, after which the state is named, forms the southern border of the state. Other rivers are small, only the Scioto River and Maumee River are slightly larger rivers.
The state is flat with prairies in the west and center, flat with more forest in the east, and hilly and forested in the southeast. The landscape is therefore diverse, although Ohio has no really high mountains, the 472-meter high Campbell Hill is the highest point in the state. Lake Erie is so large that it is practically a shoreline.
Ohio has a very diverse economy and is often seen as reflecting the US average. Almost all sectors are strongly represented. Geographically, the state is largely made up of agricultural areas, but has a number of strong urban economies. The city of Cleveland is one of the larger ‘Rust Belt’ cities, but with cities further south it is doing much better economically. No sector in Ohio dominates, making the state somewhat less affected by economic fluctuations than states that rely heavily on one sector. Ohio scores around the US average on many indicators.
|Joined the US as the 17th state on:||March 1, 1803|
|Geography:||Neighbors include Canada, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan|
|state motto:||With God all things are possible|
|California official website:||ohio.gov|