Toledo, Ohio

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City of Toledo
Toledo during the day

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Nickname(s): The Glass City
Toledo, Ohio is located in Ohio
City of Toledo
Location in Ohio
Coordinates: 41°39′56″N 83°34′31″W / 41.66556°N 83.57528°W / 41.66556; -83.57528Coordinates: 41°39′56″N 83°34′31″W / 41.66556°N 83.57528°W / 41.66556; -83.57528
Country United States
State Ohio
Founded 1833
Government
 • Mayor D. Michael Collins
Area
 • City 84.1 sq mi (217.8 km2)
 • Land 80.6 sq mi (208.8 km2)
 • Water 3.5 sq mi (8.9 km2)
Elevation 614 ft (187 m)
Population (2006)
 • City 298,446
 • Density 3,890.2/sq mi (1,502/km2)
 • Metro 653,695
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 419, 567

Toledo is a large city in Ohio, USA. It was named after Toledo, Spain. It is a large industrial city, and has many factories that make things like car parts and glass. In 1835 and 1836, Ohio and Michigan both claimed to own the city and surrounding territory. Michigan gave up its claim and got other land instead. Toledo is about an hour from Detroit, Michigan. The main highways in and out of Toledo are Interstate 75, Interstate 90, and U.S. 24 (Detroit Boulevard, Telegraph Road) and It is the 59th largest city in the United States.

In 1936, the first building covered in glass was built here.[source?]

Famous people from Toledo[change | change source]