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Ohio became the 17th state in 1803 and is the 7th largest state by population with about 11.5 million residents. It is also the 35th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 44,825 square miles. Columbus, the state's capital city, is the largest city in Ohio with a population of approximately 750,000 people.

The name Ohio is from the Seneca Indian word "ohi-yo" meaning "beautiful river" or "large creek."

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current Ohio Governor, a state map, Ohio members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map, the state song and more views of the Ohio State Quarter.

Ohio State Quarter

State Quarter

(United States Mint Image)


Ohio State Capital - Columbus

State Nickname - The Buckeye State

State Motto - "With God All Things Are Possible"

State Flower - Red Carnation

State Wildflower - White Trillium

State Tree - Ohio Buckeye

State Bird - Cardinal

State Mammal - White-tailed Deer

State Insect - Ladybug

State Reptile - Black Racer Snake

State Gemstone - Ohio Flint

State Fossil - Isotelus

State Fruit - Tomato

State Native Fruit - Pawpaw

State Beverage - Tomato Juice

State Prehistoric Monument - Newark Earthworks

State Rock Song - "Hang On Sloopy"
(Recorded by the McCoys, a band from Dayton, Ohio)

Official State Web Site - www.ohio.gov


Ohio State Governor:

Ted Strickland

Governor's Office
  Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6108
General Info: (614) 466-3555
Fax: (614) 466-9354

Ohio State Map:
(Click For Larger View)
Ohio State Map - Click for Larger View


Ohio State Congressional District Map:

Ohio State Congressional District Map


Ohio Members of the United States Congress (112th Congress)


United States Senate (Ohio Members):

  Sherrod Brown - (D-OH) Rob Portman - (R-OH)  

United States House of Representatives (Ohio Members by District):


Steve Chabot - 1st

Jean Schmidt - 2nd

Michael R. Turner - 3rd

Jim Jordan - 4th

Robert E. Latta - 5th

Bill Johnson - 6th

Steve Austria - 7th

John A. Boehner - 8th

Marcy Kaptur - 9th

Dennis J. Kucinich - 10th

Marcia L. Fudge - 11th

Patrick J. Tiberi - 12th

Betty Sutton - 13th

Steven C. LaTourette - 14th

Steve Stivers - 15th

Jim Renacci - 16th

Tim Ryan - 17th

Bob Gibbs - 18th


Ohio State Song:

Beautiful Ohio

I sailed away; Wandered afar;
Crossed the mighty restless sea;
Looked for where I ought to be.
Cities so grand, mountains above,
Led to this land I love.

Beautiful Ohio, where the golden grain
Dwarf the lovely flowers in the summer rain.
Cities rising high, silhouette the sky.
Freedom is supreme in this majestic land;
Mighty factories seem to hum in tune, so grand.
Beautiful Ohio, thy wonders are in view,
Land where my dreams all come true!

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