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Ohio {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} is a state in the Midwestern United States. Ohio is the 34th largest (by area), the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus.

The state takes its name from the Ohio River. The name originated from the Iroquois word ohi-yo’, meaning "great river" or "large creek".<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="mithun312">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The state, originally partitioned from the Northwest Territory, was admitted to the Union as the 17th state (and the first under the Northwest Ordinance) on March 1, 1803.<ref name="MS">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref name="WD">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Ohio is historically known as the "Buckeye State" (relating to the Ohio buckeye tree, although there are conflicting narratives regarding the origin of the nickname) and Ohioans are also known as "Buckeyes".<ref name="DNR">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

The government of Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the Governor; the legislative branch, which comprises the Ohio General Assembly; and the judicial branch, which is led by the Supreme Court. Currently, Ohio occupies 16 seats in the United States House of Representatives.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Ohio is known for its status as both a swing state<ref name="Bell" /> and a bellwether<ref name="Bell">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> in national elections. Owing to its strategic electoral importance, six Presidents of the United States have called Ohio their home state.

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