Columbus is the inspiring capital of Ohio. It is the largest city in Ohio. Columbus is on the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers with tributaries running through the city.
From 1663 until 1763 Ohio Country, which included the Columbus area, was controlled by the French colonial empire. The French and Indian War and the Seven Years’ War occurred. The 1763 Treaty of Paris gave the British Empire control of Ohio Country. It was part of the Virginia Military District after the American Revolution. Ohio became a state in 1803 and Columbus was designed to be its capital after a 1812 decision by the state’s legislature.
Columbus has a humid continental climate and is transitional with a humid subtropical climate. Winters are dry and cold. Summers are hot and muggy. Spring and fall are transitional. Severe weather can include thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, floods, ice storms, and blizzards.
Columbus has a strong and diverse economy. Its economic diversity is spread from education, insurance, banking, fashion, defense, aviation, food, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, healthcare, hospitality, government, retail, and technology. The city is known for its business climate and faring well during national economic slumps.
There are many landmarks, museums, and diverse places of worship in Columbus. Many renowned performing arts institutions call Columbus home. Columbus is known for professional, amateur, and collegiate sports. Ohio State University, quarter horse shows, car racing, and the Arnold Classic fitness expo and competition attract people and fans. There are many parks, outdoor attractions, fairs, shopping, and festivals that attract residents and tourists as well.
Columbus is known for its business, intellectual, and LGBT communities. Be inspired! Have a bright day!