Lima, Ohio

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City of Lima
City
The public square of Lima in 2010.
The public square of Lima in 2010.
Location of Lima in the state of Ohio
Location of Lima in the state of Ohio
City of Lima 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]
Website http://www.cityhall.lima.oh.us/index.asp

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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