The City of Columbus
The city of Columbus, Ohio is a metropolitan city, which encompasses several counties. Columbus is the fifth largest city in United States of America. Portions of Delaware County and Fairfield County fall under its purview. The city is named after the great explorer, Christopher Columbus. In 1816, Columbus assumed its role as the state capital. According to 2010 census, Columbus was the most populated city in Ohio. The city has a diverse economy based on education, finance, fashion, medicine and technology. The world's largest private research and development foundation, Battle Memorial Institute, is located in Columbus. It is also home to the world's largest fractional ownership jet aircraft fleet, Net Jet. In 2011, the city included five corporations, U.S. Fortune 500, National Mutual Insurance Company, American Electric Power and Limited Brands. In 2012, Columbus was ranked among the 50 best cities in America by Business Week. This acrylic fridge magnet souvenir, with the images of a skyscraper of Columbus city, is an excellent memento for you to keep at home.
Some Interesting Facts about Ohio
The first ambulance service in the region was established in Cincinnati. It was here that the American Federation of Labor was formed. Ohio senator, John Glenn, became the oldest man to venture into outer space. Ohio is the leading producer of greenhouse and nursery plants. The first professional baseball team was Cincinnati Reds. In 2008, Columbus City was declared as the 7th best place to do business by Market Watch. Business Week named Columbus as the best city to raise a family. Forbes Magazine ranked the city as the nation's upcoming tech city. The first city to use police cars was Akron. Columbus has the world's largest clearinghouse of chemical information, Chemical Abstracts Services.