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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

Location map of Ohio state USA
Where in the United States is Ohio? Location map of the State 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 northwest, Pennsylvania to the east, and Indiana to the west. The Ohio River forms its border with West Virginia in the southeast 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 1 March 1803, it was admitted as the 17th state.

Ohio State Map
Reference Map of Ohio
General Map of Ohio, United States.

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

You are free to use this map for educational purposes (fair use); please refer to the Nations Online Project.

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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 slightly smaller than Nicaragua (130,370 km²). Compared with other US states, Ohio would fit into Texas 6 times.

Geographic Regions of Ohio

Ohio features basically three major geographic regions, the 330 km (210 mi) long Lake Erie coast, the Central Lowlands in the west, and the Appalachian Plateaus in the 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 significant source of many minerals.
Several islands in the lake belong to Ohio; they are all situated in Ottawa County.
Kelleys Island is the largest of the American Lake Erie islands, others are 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.
Image: See1,Do1,Teach1

2. The Central Lowlands dominate the western portion of Ohio's landscape with its Till Plains and the Lake Plains at Lake Erie.

The Huron-Erie Lake Plains are the part of northwestern 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.

Several glaciers across the area created the flat surface of the Central Lowlands Province during the Ice Age, the massive ice sheets gouged and smoothed 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 the east is Ohio's largest region, 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 Allegheny escarpment marks the boundary between the plateaus and the lowlands.

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.
Image: Google

Ohio has a population of 11.6 million people (est. in 2019). About 80% of the population of Ohio is white. [2]
The 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.

The 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

The map shows the location of following 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

Largest cities in Ohio with a population of more than 100,000:
Columbus (873,000), Cleveland (384,000), Cincinnati (302,000), Toledo (275,000), Akron (198,000), Dayton (140,000)
Population figures in 2018

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

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