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Cincinnati

Cincinnati Ohio
Administration
Full nameCity of Cincinnati
Official nameCity of Cincinnati
Settlement typeCity
MottoJuncta Juvant (Lat. Strength in Unity)
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyHamilton
Settled1788
Incorporated1802 (village)
-1819 (city)
Government
TypeCouncil-manager government
MayorMark L. Mallory (D)
Geography
Total Area79.6 sq mi (206.2 km2)
Land Area78.0 sq mi (202 km2)
Water Area1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
Elevation482 ft (146.9 m)
Demography
Total Population296,943 (62nd in U.S.) (2010)
Density (pop.)1649.6/km2 (4273.5/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1503262
Metro (pop.)2130151
DemonymCincinnatian
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code513
FIPS code39-15000 
GNIS feature ID1066650 

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Cincinnati (-ensɪnsɨˈnætipron) is a city in the state of Ohio. Cincinnati is the county seat of Hamilton County. Settled in 1788, the city is located to north of the Ohio River at the Ohio-Kentucky border, near Indiana. The population within city limits is 296,943 according to the 2010 census, making it Ohio's third-largest city. According to the 2010 Census Bureau estimate, the Cincinnati metropolitan area had a population of 2,130,151, the largest MSA in Ohio and the 27th most populous in the United States. Residents of Cincinnati are called Cincinnatians.

In the early 19th century, Cincinnati was the first American boomtown in the heart of the country to rival the larger coastal cities in size and wealth. As the first major inland city in the country, it is sometimes thought of as the first purely American city. It developed initially without as much recent European immigration or influence as took place in eastern cities. However, by the end of the 19th century, with the shift from steamboats to railroads, Cincinnati's growth had slowed considerably and the city became surpassed in population by many other inland Midwest cities, especially Chicago.

Cincinnati is home to two major sports teams, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals, a major tennis tournament, the Cincinnati Masters, and home to large events such as the Flying Pig Marathon, the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival, and the Thanksgiving Day race. The University of Cincinnati traces its foundation to the Medical College of Ohio, which was founded in 1819.

Cincinnati is known for its large collection of historic architecture. Over-the-Rhine, a neighborhood just to the north of Downtown Cincinnati, boasts among the world's largest collections of Italianate architecture, rivaling similar neighborhoods in New York City, Vienna and Munich in size and scope. Constructed mainly between 1850-1900, Over-the-Rhine was the center of life for German immigrants for many years, and is one of the largest historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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