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Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light on Lake Erie, Ohio
Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light on Lake Erie at the mouth of Ohio's Grand River.
Image: Tom Gill

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About Ohio

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Location map of Ohio state USA
Where in the United States is Ohio? Location map of Ohio in the US.

Ohio is a state in the northeastern United States, with a shoreline at Lake Erie. It borders Ontario Canada across Lake Erie to the north, the US states of Michigan to the north west, Pennsylvania to the east, and Indiana to the west. The Ohio River forms its border with West Virginia in south east, and Kentucky in the south.

Ohio was acquired by Britain from France in 1763 and by the US in 1783 after the American Revolution. Admission to the Union on 1st of March 1803, it was admitted as the 17th state.

Ohio Topographic Regions Map Topographic Regions Map of Ohio showing major geographical regions of the state. (click map to enlarge)
The Buckeye state (its nickname) occupies an area of 116,096 km² (44,825 sq mi) [1], compared it is somewhat larger than Bulgaria (110,879 km²) or somewhat smaller than Nicaragua (130,370 km²). Compared with other US states, Ohio would fit into Texas 6 times.

Geographic Regions of Ohio
Ohio's features basically three major geographic regions, the 330 km (210 mi) long Lake Erie coast, the Central Lowlands in west and the Appalachian Plateaus in east.

1. Shallow Lake Erie is the southernmost of the five Great Lakes in North America, it is the 11th largest freshwater lake in the world. The Lake and its surroundings are a major source of many minerals. Several islands in the lake belong to Ohio all situated in Ottawa County. Kelleys Island is the largest of the American Lake Erie Islands, South Bass Island, Middle Bass Island, and North Bass Island with a village known as Isle St George.

Cedar Falls in the Hocking Hills, Ohio
Rock House cave in the Hocking Hills State Park official website in Hocking County, Ohio.
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2. The western portion of the Ohio's landscape is dominated by the Central Lowlands with its Till Plains and the Lake Plains at Lake Erie. The Huron-Erie Lake Plains are the portion of north western Ohio along Lake Erie and the state's border with Pennsylvania, the nearly flat region marks the former extent of Lake Erie as the last (Wisconsinan) glacier retreated from Ohio.
The nearly flat surface of the Central Lowlands Province was created by several glaciers across the area during the Ice Age, the massive ice sheets gouged and smooth the bedrock, destroyed drainage systems and filled existing valleys with sediment. [2]

Highest point
Within the Central Lowlands, in Logan County, sits Campbell Hill at 472 m (1,549 ft), it is the highest natural point in Ohio.

3. In east is Ohio's largest region, the large area of the Appalachian Plateaus. The western and northern part of the Appalachian Plateaus was glaciated during the Pleistocene Ice Age, it was the ice that rendered the landscape of rolling hills and broad, flat valleys. The unglaciated portion of the Appalachian Plateaus is known as the Allegheny Plateaus. The boundary between the plateaus and the lowlands is marked by the Allegheny escarpment.

Ohio's major rivers are Cuyahoga River, Great Miami River, Maumee River, Muskingum River, and Scioto River. The rivers in the southern part of the state drain into the Gulf of Mexico via the Ohio River.

Rendered image of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio
Rendered image of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. It is the state capitol building for Ohio. The Greek Revival building houses the Ohio General Assembly, it is one of the oldest working statehouses in the US.
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Ohio has a population of 11.6 million people (est. in 2018) [2]. Largest city and capital is Columbus. Greater Cleveland is the largest Metropolitan Area that is entirely within Ohio, and Greater Cincinnati is the largest metropolitan area that is at least partially within Ohio, each with about 2.1 million inhabitants. Other major cities are Toledo, Akron, and Dayton.

Largest airports in the state are Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (IATA code: CLE), John Glenn Columbus International Airport (IATA code: CMH), and James M. Cox Dayton International Airport (IATA code: DAY).

Cities and Towns in Ohio

Skyline of Columbus at Scioto River, Ohio
The skyline of Columbus, Ohio mirrored in the Scioto River.
Image: Julian Rosario

The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Ohio:

Largest cities in Ohio with a population of more than 100,000:
Columbus (823,000), Cleveland (390,000), Cincinnati (298,000), Toledo (282,000), Akron (198,000), Dayton (143,000)
Population figures in 2014

Other cities and towns in Ohio:
Alliance, Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Barberton, Beavercreek, Bellefontaine, Bowling Green, Bucyrus, Cambridge, Canton, Chillicothe, Circleville, Coshocton, Cuyahoga Falls, , Defiance, East Liverpool, Elyria, Euclid, Fairfield, Findlay, Fostoria, Fremont, Gahanna, Gallipolis, Greenville, Hamilton, Hillsboro, Ironton, Jackson, Kent, Kettering, Lancaster, Lima, Lorain, Mansfield, Marietta, Marion, Massillon, Middletown, Mt Vernon, New Philadelphia, Newark, Norwalk, Parma, Portsmouth, Sandusky, Sidney, Springfield, Steubenville, Strongsville, Upper Arlington, Van Wert, Warren, Washington Court House, Westerville, Wooster, Youngstown, and Zanesville.

Skyline of Cleveland, Ohio with Terminal Tower
Skyline of Cleveland, Ohio. The Terminal Tower, a landmark skyscraper, to the left, the tower was built during the skyscraper boom of the 1920s and 1930s, it was the second-tallest building in the world when it was completed.
Image: Erik Drost

The detailed map below is showing the US state of Ohio with boundaries, the location of the state capital Columbus, major cities and populated places, rivers, streams and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.

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Reference Map of Ohio
Reference Map of Ohio

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