( The Buckeye State )
Ohio, a major producer of machines, tools, and other products, is one of the leading industrial states. Ohio is an Iroquois word meaning "great water." The name refers to the river that forms its southern border. As part of the Midwestern Corn Belt, agriculture also plays an important role in the state's economy. In addition, however, Ohio's historical attractions, varying landscapes, and recreational opportunities are the basis for a thriving tourist industry. Over 2,500 lakes and 70,000 kilometers of river landscapes are a paradise for boaters, fishermen, and swimmers. Of special historical interest are the Native American archeological sites - including grave mounds and other sites.
Some of the famous celebrities that were born in Ohio include:
Sarah Jessica Parker,
The Flag of Ohio|
Entered the Union in 1803 as the 17th State; flag adopted in 1902. The only non-rectangular State flag has stars indicating Ohio's order of Statehood. The red disk and white ring are for the State tree and first letter of the State name.
Largest Cities in the State|
(2000) Columbus, 711,470; Cleveland, 478,403; Cincinnati, 331,285; Toledo, 313,619; Akron, 217,074; Dayton, 166,179; Parma, 85,655; Youngstown, 82,026; Canton, 80,806; Lorain, 68,652
Business and Trade in Ohio
Agriculture: Soybeans, dairy products, corn, tomatoes, hogs, cattle, poultry and eggs.
Industries: Transportation equipment, fabricated metal products, machinery, food processing, electric equipment.
State Symbols and Emblems
- Bird: Cardinal
- Flower: Scarlet Carnation (dianthus caryophyllus)
- Tree: Buckeye (aesculus glabra)
- Song(s): Beautiful Ohio
- Motto: With God, All Things are Possible
11,353,140 (277.3 mi2)
Geographic Area (mi2)
Rank 35th Largest
Pub & Prv Schools
College & University
Border States: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Illicit Drug Use
Housing: In Ohio, there are 4,783,051 housing units, averaging to 116.8 per sq mile.