Ohio is one of the 50 states of the United States of America. The state is located in the Midwestern region of the US and has a population of 11,544,951 (2011). The capital is Columbus and the standard abbreviation for the state is OH.
Ohio borders Michigan to the north, Pennsylvania to the east, Kentucky and West Virginia to the south, and Indiana to the west.
In the north, the state is located on Lake Erie. Canada is on the other side of Lake Erie.
The Ohio River forms much of the eastern and southern borders of the state of the same name.
The northern half of Ohio is quite flat, the south is hillier.
Western Ohio is characterized by an undulating prairie landscape. Several mountain ridges rise from this. Campbell Hill, with a height of 472 meters, is the highest point in the state.
To the east, the prairie landscape gradually fades into the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Here lies the Allegheny Plateau.
To the north, the landscape merges into the coastal plain of Lake Erie.
Lakes and Rivers
Ohio has more than 2,500 lakes. Right across Ohio is the watershed between the Mississippi River basin and Lake Erie, which communicates with the Atlantic Ocean.
There are many short, north-flowing rivers that flow north and empty into Lake Erie, such as the Sandusky River.
Other important rivers in the state of Ohio include the Cuyahoga River, Great Miami River, Maumee River, Muskingum River, Scioto River.
Rivers in the north of the state drain into the northern Atlantic Ocean through Lake Erie and the St. Lawrence River.
The rivers in the southern part of Ohio drain into the Gulf of Mexico via the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Climate and holidays
Ohio, like the entire Mid-West of the United States, has large temperature differences.
Historic sites in Ohio include Native American burial mounds. Famous are those of Mount City Group National Monument and the Great Serpent Mound.
The pioneer days are relived at the Schoenbrunn Village State Memorial. Here is a reconstruction of a Hernhutter settlement from 1772.
Popular tourist attractions are also the places on Sandusky Bay (Lake Erie) and the islands that lie off the coast.
Other major places in Ohio are next to the capital Columbus: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Parma, Canton, Youngstown, Lorain, Hamilton.
Springfield, Kettering, Elyria, Lakewood, Cuyahoga Falls, Euclid, Middletown, Mansfield, Newark.
According to countryaah.com, Ohio is divided into 88 counties.
National Aviation HA
The National Aviation Heritage Area (abbreviated NAHA) consists of ten historical monuments under the National Park Service. Thanks to these places, people can recall the rich history and various human destinies. The area is exclusively associated with the history of aviation, we can find here not only monuments, but also various artefacts and museums. Visitors will learn how important the invention of the airplane by the Wright brothers was to society. This invention changed the history of mankind and was a significant step forward in the development of transportation.
Specifically, these are places like the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the National Aviation Hall of Fame, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park (which includes four monuments: Carillon Historical Park, Huffman Prairie Flying Field and Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial), The Wright B Flyer, Grimes Flying Lab Foundation, Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Historic WACO Field and a member of Aviation Trail, Inc.
The National Aviation Hall of Fame is located in the National Museum of the United States Air Force. It is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. It is open to the public all year round.
North Country National Scenic Trail
The North Country National Scenic Trail crosses a vast area of seven North American states and leads past historical, cultural, natural and scenic attractions. It was built through the efforts of many people, and once completed, it will be the longest continuous hiking trail in the United States of America. Thanks to the route, you can walk through many different landscapes of the states of North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania up to New York.
The trail is mainly taken care of by volunteers, who try to constantly extend it and keep it in good condition. Thus, new and additional sections are constantly being developed, the existing accessibility is improving, which of course also attracts more and more visitors.