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Flag of Cincinnati
Official seal of Cincinnati
The Birthplace of Professional Baseball, The Queen City of the West, Athens of the West,[1] Cincy, Little Paris,[1] Paris of America, Porkopolis, The Queen City, The Nati
Juncta Juvant (Latin)
"Strength in Unity"
Cincinnati is located in Ohio
Cincinnati is located in the United States
Coordinates: 39°06′00″N 84°30′45″W / 39.10000°N 84.51250°W / 39.10000; -84.51250
CountryUnited States
Settled1788; 236 years ago (1788)
Incorporated (town)January 1, 1802; 222 years ago (1802-01-01)[2]
Incorporated (city)March 1, 1820; 204 years ago (1820-03-01)[3]
Named forSociety of the Cincinnati
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorAftab Pureval (D)
 • City79.64 sq mi (206.26 km2)
 • Land77.91 sq mi (201.80 km2)
 • Water1.72 sq mi (4.46 km2)
Elevation742 ft (226 m)
 • City309,317
 • RankUS: 65th
 • Density3,974.0/sq mi (1,534.4/km2)
 • Urban
1,686,744 (US: 33rd)
 • Urban density2,242.2/sq mi (865.7/km2)
 • Metro
2,265,051 (US: 30th)
 • Demonym
 • Cincinnati (MSA)$157.0 billion (2022)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
452XX, 45999[8]
Area code513 and 283
FIPS code39-15000[9]
GNIS feature ID1086201[5]
The Skyline of Cincinnati

Cincinnati is a city in the southwestern corner of the state of Ohio near the states of Kentucky and Indiana. The city is in Hamilton County, Ohio. Cincinnati is home to major sports teams including the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals, as well as events like the Cincinnati Masters and the Thanksgiving Day race. The University of Cincinnati traces its foundation to the Medical College of Ohio, which was founded in 1819.[10]

Cincinnati was named after the Roman leader Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus and was an early major city in the midwestern United States. Many Germans settled in the city and the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood gets its name from the river in Germany. Soap and machine tools are major industries in the area, which is home to the company Procter & Gamble as well as Macy's. Cincinnati's economy and population declined in the late 1900s, but the city is on the upswing. The Over-The-Rhine neighborhood has seen a lot of new businesses and development in recent years.[11]

People from Cincinnati[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Luten, Winifred (January 11, 1970). "How Losantiville Became The Athens of the West". The New York Times. p. 411. Retrieved June 18, 2020 – via The New York Times Archive.
  2. Greve 1904, p. 27: "The act to incorporate the town of Cincinnati was passed at the first session of the second General Assembly held at Chillicothe and approved by Governor St. Clair on January 1, 1802."
  3. Greve 1904, pp. 507–508: "This act was passed February 5, 2851, and by virtue of a curative act passed three days later took effect on March 1, of the same year."
  4. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cincinnati
  6. "QuickFacts: Cincinnati city, Ohio". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 24, 2024.
  7. "Total Real Gross Domestic Product for Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (MSA)".
  8. "Zip Code Lookup". USPS. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  9. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  11. "How Cincinnati Salvaged the Nation's Most Dangerous Neighborhood". POLITICO Magazine. Retrieved 2018-09-29.