Toledo, Ohio

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City of Toledo
Toledo during the day
Toledo during the day
Flag of City of Toledo
Flag
Nickname(s): 
The Glass City
City of Toledo is located in Ohio
City of Toledo
City of Toledo
Location in Ohio
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CountryUnited States
StateOhio
Founded1833
Government
 • MayorD. Michael Collins
Area
 • City84.1 sq mi (217.8 km2)
 • Land80.6 sq mi (208.8 km2)
 • Water3.5 sq mi (8.9 km2)
Elevation
614 ft (187 m)
Population
(2006)
 • City298,446
 • Density3,890.2/sq mi (1,502/km2)
 • Metro
653,695
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)419, 567
Websitehttp://www.ci.toledo.oh.us/

Toledo is a 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 the Upper Peninsula in exchange. 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). It is the 59th largest city in the United States.

Toledo's manufacturing industry concentrates on automobiles and glass.

Toledo has a humid continental climate (Dfa in the Köppen climate classification).

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