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Ohio Facts

Learning about the "Buckeye State"

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Male Northern Cardinal
Johann SchumacherCollection:Photolibrary Ohio Facts

The Trillium - Ohio's State Flower

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The Buckeye -- Ohio's state tree

(Ohio Department of Tourism)

Do you know Ohio's state bird or its state flower? Do you know the largest county, lowest point, and longest river? Find out these and more facts about Ohio.

  • Ohio's State Bird - Cardinal (pictured at right)
  • Ohio's State Tree - Buckeye
  • Ohio's State Flower - Red Carnation
  • Ohio's State Animal - White Tail Deer
  • Ohio's State Insect - Ladybug
  • Ohio's State Motto - With God All Things Are Possible
  • Ohio's State Wildflower - Trillium
  • Ohio's State Song - Beautiful Ohio
  • Ohio's State Stone - Flint

Ohio Geography
  • Number of Counties - 88
  • Largest County - Ashtabula County(711 square miles)
  • Smallest County - Lake County (232 square miles)
  • Population - 11,373,541 (2001 census), the 7th most populous state
  • Size - 44,828 square miles, the 34th largest state
  • Length of the State - 205 miles
  • Width of the State - 230 miles
  • Highest Point - Campbell Hill in Logan County (1549 feet above sea level
  • Lowest Point - Ohio River, near Cincinnati in Hamilton County (455 feet above sea level)
  • Capital City - Columbus

Ohio Government
  • Governor - John Kasich (R)
  • Senators - Sherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R)
  • Seats in Congress - 16

Ohio History

(last updated 5-22-14)

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