Lima, Ohio

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City of Lima
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
City of Lima
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CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyAllen
Founded1831
Government
 • MayorDavid Berger
Area
 • Total12.9 sq mi (33.4 km2)
 • Land12.8 sq mi (33.1 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation
879 ft (268 m)
Population
(2000)
 • Total40,081
 • Density3,136/sq mi (1,210.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)419 567
FIPS code39-43554[1]
GNIS feature ID1048916[2]
Websitehttp://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 1831 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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