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Ohio
( The Buckeye State )
Ohio Map 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: Wes Craven, Patricia Heaton, Halle Berry, Roy Rogers,

The Flag of Ohio
Ohio state flag 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

Ohio Travel - Vacation Destinations & Recreation
National parks and historic locations suitable for family vacations or day trips.

Cowan Lake State Park - Wilmington
Berlin Lake - Berlin Center
Hueston Woods State Park - College Corner
Madison Lake State Park - Mt. Sterling
Van Buren State Park - McClure
capital  Capital: Columbus

statehood  Statehood: 1803-03-01

population  Population:
11,353,140 (277.3 mi2)

geographic area   Geographic Area (mi2)
    Total 44,824.90
    Water 3,876.53
    Land 40,948.38
    Rank 35th Largest

education   State Education:
    Pub & Prv Schools
    College & University
    Libraries

border states   Border States: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

state health   Health Information:
    Illicit Drug Use

housing   Housing: In Ohio, there are 4,783,051 housing units, averaging to 116.8 per sq mile.

state magazines  Related Magazines:
    Cincinnati Magazine
 
Posters and Artwork
Fog over River at Dawn, Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Fog over River at Dawn, Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Photographic Print 24" x 8"

 
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