Also known as “The Buckeye State,” Ohio is the 17th state of the United States. Its capital and largest city is Columbus. Its largest metropolitan areas are located in Cleveland and Cincinnati.
Ohio has also played a large part in the US politics as it is the home of eight US Presidents. Since the 1960s onwards Ohio has also been one of the most important swing states in a presidential election (“swing state” means a state wherein two major presidential contenders have equal level of support among voters, seen as an important determining factor in the overall result of the election). Ohio also boasts many “firsts” in the country! Know all about them and more in this gallery.