The state of Ohio is located in the Northeast of the United States. It is bordered to the north by Lake Erie, which forms the border with neighboring Canada, and to the south by the Ohio River, which gave the state its name. In the north, Ohio borders the neighboring state of Canada with the province of Ontario. The contiguous U.S. states are Pennsylvania to the east, West Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Indiana to the west, and Michigan to the northwest.
- Liuxers: List of Federal school codes for educational institutions located in Ohio. Includes FAFSA codes in the state of Ohio.
The US state of Ohio
The name Ohio comes from the Iroquois language and means “beautiful river”. Ohio’s nickname is Buckeye State, due to the chestnut (buckeye) trees commonly found there.
The state of Ohio is 116,096 km² in size and has around 11.5 million inhabitants. Many of them, or rather most of them, live in the capital, Columbus. This makes Ohio slightly larger than Bulgaria, which has an area of 111,000 km².
The landscape is characterized by a mixture of mountains and flat plains with lots of pasture and cultivated land. These are also crossed by some rivers, so that a nice change awaits the visitor here. In the northwest of the state is the Great Black Swamp, formerly a difficult-to-access swamp that stretched as far as Indiana. When the swamp area was then drained in the 19th century, a very fertile pasture was created.
Amish horse-drawn carriage
Also home to the Amish people, Ohio’s Amish Country is the largest Amish settlement in the world.
These peace-loving people are known to reject modern conveniences such as cars, televisions, cell phones, and even motorbikes.
They are known from films in which they drive through the villages in the USA in their typical simple clothes in a black horse-drawn carriage.
They are known for their high-quality, hand-made furniture, their high-quality sewing work, the quilted quilts, and last but not least, their excellent cuisine.
World-class zoos, water parks, and great amusement parks can be found throughout Ohio. One of the largest and oldest amusement parks in the USA is Cedar Point in Ohio. He has already made a name for himself worldwide thanks to his super roller coasters.
Capital Columbus, Ohio
The five largest cities in Ohio are listed quickly, the population figures are rounded. See Ohio counties list.
- Columbus with about 787,000 inhabitants
- Cleveland 397,000
- Cincinnati 297,000
- Toledo 287,000
- Akron 199,000
Climate and weather
Ohio’s weather conditions are similar to those of Central Europe. In other words, winter runs from December to the end of March, from May the daily temperatures then climb above 20 degrees and from this time we would also see the best travel time for this state. In midsummer, days with over 35 degrees Celsius are more common, which is quite pleasant given the dry climate in the north. In the south it is generally a bit wetter than in the northern part of Ohio, but there you can also feel the fresh, mostly westerly winds. From October, autumn moves in quite quickly and brings with it cooler temperatures, from November the frost can usually already be felt at night, the temperature falls below zero. When the cold season sets in, winter sports enthusiasts come into their own, for example in Alpine Valley, Ohio’s largest ski area. There are 25 slopes with 14 lifts available to skiers.