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Columbus, Ohio (OH)

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Where is the Capital of Ohio?
The Map of Ohio (OH) shows the location of the state capital in the "Buckeye State". Ohio has 88 counties, and the capital of the State is Columbus. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Columbus including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Columbus, Ohio.


The Map of Ohio provides an outline of the state, which covers 44,828 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Columbus, is 223.1 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Columbus located?
The location of Columbus is in the center of the state at the meeting of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers. The city is located in the counties of Delaware, Fairfield and Franklin, Ohio.

Capital of Ohio - Columbus
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Columbus is the capital of the state of , Ohio. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Ohio? (OH)

The State of Ohio is located the north central United States in the Great Lakes region.


History & Facts on Columbus, the Capital of Ohio
The History and Fast, fun facts about Columbus, the capital city of Ohio:

History & Facts about Columbus, Ohio - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Columbus although the largest city is Columbus

Fact 2: The state covers 44,828 square miles and the size of the capital is 223.1 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city - 809,798. Nickname "The Fountain City"

Fact 4 on History: The first inhabitants of the area were the ancient Mound Builders. Native American Indian tribes later settled in the area, notably the Iroquois

Fact 5 on History: The first European settlement in the area was founded in 1797 by Lucas Sullivant and named Franklinton.

Fact 6 on History: The nearby area became the capital of Columbus in 1816. The new city was named in honor of Christopher Columbus

Fact 7 on History: James Monroe was the first president to visit Columbus in 1817

Fact 8 on History: The state capital of Columbus was chartered as a city in 1834 and annexed Franklinton in 1870.

Fact 9 on History: In 1850 the first passenger train arrived at the Columbus Union Depot on the Columbus and Xenia Railroad.

Facts about the Population of Columbus, Ohio
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Columbus, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Columbus was 809,798, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Columbus, Ohio - Homework Help for Kids
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