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Columbus is the capital of and the largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio. The Columbus metropolitan statistical area (MSA), which encompasses several counties, is the third largest in Ohio, after the Cleveland MSA and the Cincinnati MSA (which includes portions of Kentucky and Indiana). Columbus is the fifteenth largest city in the United States of America. It is the county seat of Franklin County, yet the city has expanded and annexed portions of adjoining Delaware County and Fairfield County. Named for explorer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and assumed the functions of state capital in 1816.

The population of the city was 787,033 at the 2010 census, making it the most populous city in Ohio. Although Columbus was the 15th largest city in the United States, its metropolitan area was 28th largest, with 2,308,509 residents. It is the fourth most populous state capital in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Columbus Combined Statistical Area (which also includes Marion and Chillicothe) has a population of 2,348,495.

Happening Now

'West Wing' cast (minus Rob Lowe) campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Cleveland

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:59:00 EDT

Cast members from The West Wing campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Ohio this weekend.

Royals beat Tigers, open door for Indians to clinch division at home Sunday

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:18:00 EDT

The Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Saturday, dropping Cleveland's magic number down to two.

Accident snarls traffic near State Route 8, Interstate 271

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:37:00 EDT

An accident took place on the northbound ramp from State Route 8 to northbound I-271 early Saturday afternoon.

Kent State takes beating but gets $1.5M

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:45:01 GMT

Kent State, as expected, did not beat No. 1 Alabama.

       

Jackson surprised by Coleman's injury

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:37:23 GMT

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson was surprised by the news of Corey Coleman's broken hand.

       

Kyrie Irving Basketball Challenge

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:26:16 GMT

Check out part of the action Saturday morning of the Kyrie Irving Basketball Challenge benefiting Best Buddies Ohio. 

       

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