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State of Ohio
The Buckeye State;
Birthplace of Aviation; The Heart of It All
Anthem: Beautiful Ohio (1969)[2]
Hang On Sloopy (1985)[3]
Map o the Unitit States wi Ohio hielichted
Map o the Unitit States wi Ohio hielichted
KintraUnitit States
Admittit tae the UnionMarch 1, 1803[4] (17t,
declared retroactively on
7 August 1953[5])
(an lairgest ceety)
Lairgest ceetycaipital
Lairgest metroGreater Cincinnati
Greater Columbus
(see fitnotes)[8]
 • GovrenorMike DeWine (R)
 • Lieutenant GovernorJon A. Husted (R)
LegislaturGeneral Assemmly
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
JudiciarSupreme Coort o Ohio
U.S. senatorsSherrod Brown (D)
Rob Portman (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation12 Republicans
4 Democrats (leet)
 • Total116,096 km2 (44,825 sq mi)
 • Laund106,156 km2 (40,948 sq mi)
 • Water10,040 km2 (3,877 sq mi)  8.7%
Area rank34th
 • Length355 km (220 mi)
 • Width355 km (220 mi)
260 m (850 ft)
Highest elevation472 m (1,549 ft)
Lowest elevation139 m (455 ft)
 • Total11,689,100
 • Rank7t
 • Density109/km2 (282/sq mi)
 • Density rank10t
 • Median hooseaud income
 • Income rank
Demonym(s)Ohioan; Buckeye[12] (colloq.)
 • Offeecial leidDe jure: Nane
De facto: Inglis
 • Spoken leidInglis 93.3%
Spaingie 2.2%
Ither 4.5%[13]
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastren)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
USPS abbreviation
ISO 3166 codeUS-OH
Trad. abbreviationO., Oh.
Latitude38°24′ N tae 41°59′ N
Longitude80°31′ W tae 84°49′ W

Ohio is a state in the Unitit States o Americae. The caipital is Columbus.

The state taks its name frae the Ohio River, whilk is Anglicised frae the Seneca wird ohiːyo', meanin "guid watter", "muckle watter" or "muckle boucht".[15][16][17] Pairtitioned frae the Northwast Territory, Ohio wis the 17t state amettit tae the Union on 1 Mairch 1803, an the furst unner the Northwast Ordinance.[4][18] Ohio wis i the bygane cryed "the Buckeye State" efter its Ohio buckeye trees, and Ohioans are kent forbye as "Buckeyes".[12]

The govrenment o Ohio is componed o the executive brainch, led bi the Govrenor; the legislative brainch, whilk comprises the bicameral Ohio General Assemmly; an the judicial brainch, led bi the state Supreme Coort. Ohio occupies 16 seats in the Unitit States Hoose o Representatives.[19] Ohio is weel kent for its status as baith a swing state[20] and a bellwether[20] in naitional elections. Sax Preses o the Unitit States hae been electit that haed Ohio as thair hame state.

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  1. "Ohio's State Motto". Ohio Historical Society. 1 Julie 2005. Archived frae the original on 6 October 2007. Retrieved 27 Mairch 2009.
  2. "Ohio's State Symbols". Ohio Governor's Residence and State Garden. Archived frae the original on 23 Apryle 2009. Retrieved 26 Mairch 2009.
  3. "Ohio's State Rock Song". Ohio Historical Society. 1 Julie 2005. Archived frae the original on 7 Februar 2009. Retrieved 27 Mairch 2009.
  4. a b Mary Stockwell (2006). Ohio Adventure. Gibbs Smith. p. 88. ISBN 978-1-4236-2382-3.
  5. "The Admission of Ohio as a State". United States House of Representatives. Archived frae the original on 10 November 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  6. "Ohio Quick Facts". Ohio Historical Society. Archived frae the original on 8 Februar 2009. Retrieved 26 Mairch 2009.
  7. "City of Columbus: Fun Facts". City of Columbus, Ohio. 2006. Archived frae the original on 1 Mey 2009. Retrieved 26 Mairch 2009. Archived 2009-05-01 at the Wayback Machine
  8. Accordin tae the U.S. Census July 2017 Annual Estimate , Greater Columbus is the lairgest Metropolitan statistical aurie (MSA) that is enteerly within Ohio, wi a population o 2,078,725; an Greater Cincinnati is the lairgest MSA that is at least pairtially within Ohio, wi a population o 2,179,082, approximately 25% o that is in Indiana or Kentucky. Which MSA is the lairgest in Ohio depends on the context.
  9. a b "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the original on 22 Julie 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  10. a b Elevation adjuistit tae North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  11. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Archived frae the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  12. a b "Why is Ohio known as the Buckeye State and why are Ohioans known as Buckeyes?" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 28 Apryle 2008. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2008. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  13. Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder—Results". factfinder2.census.gov. Archived frae the original on 12 Februar 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2012. Archived 2020-02-12 at Archive.today
  14. "Official USPS Abbreviations". United States Postal Service. 1998. Archived frae the original on Mairch 28, 2009. Retrieved Mairch 26, 2009.
  15. "Quick Facts About the State of Ohio". Ohio History Central. Retrieved 2 Julie 2010. From Iroquois word meaning 'great river'
  16. Mithun, Marianne (1999). "Borrowing". The Languages of Native North America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 311–3. ISBN 978-0-521-29875-9. Ohio ('large creek')
  17. "Native Ohio". American Indian Studies. Ohio State University. Archived frae the original on 2 Februar 2007. Retrieved 25 Februar 2007. Ohio comes from the Seneca (Iroquoian) ohiiyo' 'good river'
  18. William M. Davidson (1902). A History of the United States. Scott, Foresman and Company. p. 265.
  19. Berg-Andersson, Richard E. (2000). "The Math Behind the 2000 Census Apportionment of Representatives". The Green Papers. Retrieved 25 Mairch 2009.
  20. a b Pollard, Kelvin (2008). "Swing, Bellwether, and Red and Blue States". Population Reference Bureau. Retrieved 25 Mairch 2009.

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