Lima, Ohio

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City of Lima
City
The public square of Lima in 2010.
Location of Lima in the state of Ohio
Lima, Ohio is located in Ohio
City of Lima
Coordinates: 40°44′27″N 84°6′54″W / 40.74083°N 84.115°W / 40.74083; -84.115Coordinates: 40°44′27″N 84°6′54″W / 40.74083°N 84.115°W / 40.74083; -84.115
Country United States
State Ohio
County Allen
Founded 1831
Government
 • Mayor David Berger
Area
 • Total 12.9 sq mi (33.4 km2)
 • Land 12.8 sq mi (33.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 40,081
 • Density 3,136/sq mi (1,210.9/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 419 567
FIPS code 39-43554[1]
GNIS feature ID 1048916[2]

Lima is a city in Allen County, Ohio, United States. The population of Lima was 40,081 in 2000. The mayor of Lima is David Berger. Lima was founded in 1931 as a county seat which was mandated by the Ohio legislature. It got it's name from Patrick G. Goode who was a judge. He insisted on the Spanish pronunciation "Lee-mah" after the capital city of Peru, but the pronunciation — "Lye-mah" — won.

Professional wrestler, Al Snow was born in Lima. Actor and movie critic Donald Richie was also born here.

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