Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803, as the 17th state. It is located in the Midwest region of the country, Central Northeast division, bordering on the northwest with Michigan, on the north with Lake Erie, on the east with Pennsylvania, on the south with the Ohio River that separates it from West Virginia (to the southeast) and Kentucky (to the southwest), and to the west with Indiana.
Ohio is one of the nation's leading industrial centers. In addition to industry, its other major sources of income are finance, coal mining (which helped make Ohio one of the nation's leading industrial powers), agriculture and tourism.
Ohio's three largest cities are Columbus (state capital), Cleveland, and Cincinnati, all three of which anchor major metropolitan areas.
Scioto Mile and Scioto River, Downtown Columbus, capital of Ohio, in June, 2017.
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