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Ohio, the "Buckeye State"

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Ohio, a major producer of machines, tools, and other products, is one of the leading industrial states. Ohio is an Iroquois word meaning "great water." The name refers to the river that forms its southern border. As part of the Midwestern Corn Belt, agriculture also plays an important role in the state's economy. In addition, however, Ohio's historical attractions, varying landscapes, and recreational opportunities are the basis for a thriving tourist industry. Over 2,500 lakes and 70,000 kilometers of river landscapes are a paradise for boaters, fishermen, and swimmers. Of special historical interest are the Native American archeological sites -- including grave mounds and other sites.

Ohio ist ein führender Industriestaat innerhalb der Vereinigten Staaten; seine Industrien stellen Maschinen, Werkzeuge und viele andere Produkte her. Ohio, das seinen Namen von einem irokesischen Wort mit der Bedeutung „etwas Großartiges" hat, besitzt aber auch ertragreiches Ackerland. Es gehört zu dem großen Midwestern Corn Belt, dem „Maisgürtel" des Mittleren Westens. Ohio bietet jede Menge historische Stätten und landschaftliche Reize sowie vielfältige Erholungsmöglichkeiten. Geschichtliche Anziehungspunkte sind die Indianischen Grabhügel und Lagerstätten aus vorgeschichtlicher Zeit. Die 2.500 Seen und 70.000 Flußkilometer Ohios bieten viele Möglichkeiten zum Bootsfahren, Angeln und Schwimmen.

Governor: Ted Strickland, D (Jan. 2007 to Jan. 2011)
Senators: Sherrod Brown, D (Jan. 2007 to Jan. 2013); George V. Voinovich, R (to Jan. 2011)
House of Representatives: 18 districts |
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Population (July 2005):
11,464,000; National Rank: 7; Percent change since April 2000: 1.0%
Land Area: 40,953 sq mi. (106,067 sq km); National Rank:
10 largest cities (2005 est):
Columbus, 730,657; Cleveland, 452,208; Cincinnati, 308,728; Toledo, 301,285; Akron, 210,795; Dayton, 158,873; Parma, 82,837; Youngstown, 81,469; Canton, 79,478; Lorain, 67,820

Total Gross State Product 2005 prel. (billions of current dollars): 442.4
Per Capita Personal Income 2005:
$32,478; National Rank: 26
State Exports 2002 (millions of dollars): 34,801; National Rank: 7
Soybeans, dairy products, corn, tomatoes, hogs, cattle, poultry and eggs.
Industry: Transportation equipment, fabricated metal products, machinery, food processing, electric equipment.

State of Ohio Official Homepage
· Project VoteSmart
State and Local Government on the Internet (Piper Resources)

· Ohio Profile - Fedstats
· U.S. Census Bureau: 2000 Data for the State of Ohio
· U.S. Census Bureau: State Data Centers: Ohio

· Ohio - Regional Accounts Data

· InfoPlease
Discover Ohio (Ohio Public Library Information Network)
· Wikipedia: Ohio


State Tourist Office
· Map (MapQuest)
· State of Ohio: State Parks

For High School Students
· State Report
Explore the States (Library of Congress)
Stately Knowledge (The Internet Public Library)

Teacher Resources
ProTeacher: Lessons by State: Ohio

Link Lists
· Federal, State & Local Government Site
· Ohio (Google)
· Ohio (Yahoo)

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