Columbus is the major city and the capital city of the Ohio State in the United States. It is the fifteenth biggest city in the country, with total inhabitants of 822,553, according to the 2013 Census. It is the county seat of Franklin County and is the hub city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Ohio that includes the area of ten counties. Columbus is the third biggest city area in Ohio, almost tied with the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Cleveland.
Columbus, which is the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Ohio, was the twenty-eighth largest statistical area in the country. Consistent with the Census Bureau of the United States, the Combined Statistical Area of Ohio that also includes Chillicothe, Marion, and Mount Vernon, known as the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, has 2,370,839 inhabitants, making it the 2nd biggest city area in the Ohio State. It is also the 4th most heavily populated state capital in the country, and the 3rd biggest city in the Midwestern United States.
The Columbus City was founded during 1812 at the union of the Olentangy and Scioto rivers, and it took over the functions of a state capital during 1816. The Columbus City proper has expanded, as well and annexed parts of the adjacent Fairfield County and Delaware County. The city was named after an Italian navigator, explorer, and colonizer, Christopher Columbus.
The region's climate of the Columbus City is midway between the humid subtropical and humid continental type of weather, featured by burning, muggy summers and chilly, dry winters. Winter snowfall in the city is fairly light because the city is not in the usual path of physically powerful winter low temperatures. The city is as well, too far west and south for lake-effect snowstorm from Lake Erie to boast much consequence, even though the lakes to the North contribute to extended stretches of gloomy spells during winter.
The Columbus City is an abode to one among the biggest universities in the country, the Ohio State University and the biggest private research and development base of the world, Battelle Memorial Institute. The city also includes 142 public and private elementary schools, high schools and higher secondary schools with 55,000 students.
The Columbus City has a varied economy, derived from government, education, insurance, fashion, banking, defense, food, aviation, clothes, steel, logistics, energy, health care, medical research, hospitality, technology and retail. The major clearinghouse of chemical information in the world, the Chemical Abstracts Service, the biggest partial rights jet aircraft fleet in the world, NetJets are located in the Columbus City. As of the year 2013, the city has the head offices of five Fortune 500 companies of the country. The Wendy's and White Castle and the fast-food corporations are also situated in the Columbus city area.
The Columbus City is an abode to quite a lot of distinguished buildings, as well as the art-deco Ohio Judicial Center, the Greek Revival State Capitol, and the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Peter Eisenman-designed Wexner Center. Other notable buildings comprise the LeVeque Tower, Rhodes State Office Tower, and the One Nationwide Plaza.