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Cincinnati is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio that serves as county seat of Hamilton County. Settled in 1788, the city is located on the north side of the confluence of the Licking with the Ohio River. With a population of 298,550, Cincinnati is the third-largest city in Ohio and the 65th-largest city in the United States. Its metropolitan statistical area is the 28th-largest in the United States and the largest centered in Ohio. The city is also part of the larger Cincinnati–Middletown–Wilmington combined statistical area, which had a population of 2,172,191 in the 2010 census.


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City
City of Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati from Devou Park, seen from across the Ohio River in Covington, Kentucky.
Downtown Cincinnati from Devou Park, seen from across the Ohio River in Covington, Kentucky.
Flag of Cincinnati, Ohio
Official seal of Cincinnati, Ohio
Nickname(s): The Queen City, Cincy, The Fountain City
Motto: Juncta Juvant (Lat. Strength in Unity)
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio.
Cincinnati is located in the US
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Coordinates: 39°6′N 84°31′W / 39.100°N 84.517°W / 39.100; -84.517Coordinates: 39°6′N 84°31′W / 39.100°N 84.517°W / 39.100; -84.517
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hamilton
Settled 1788
Incorporated 1802 as village / 1819 as city
Government
 • Type Mayor–council government
 • Mayor John Cranley (D)
Area
 • City 79.54 sq mi (206.01 km)
 • Land 77.94 sq mi (201.86 km)
 • Water 1.60 sq mi (4.14 km)
Elevation 482 ft (147 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 296,943
 • Estimate (2015) 298,550
 • Rank US: 65th
 • Density 3,809.9/sq mi (1,471.0/km)
 • Urban 1,624,827 (US: 30th)
 • Metro 2,137,406 (US: 28th)
 • Demonym Cincinnatian
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes
Area code 513
FIPS code 39-15000
GNIS feature ID 1066650
Website cincinnati-oh.gov

Cincinnati (/ˌsɪnsˈnæti/ SIN-si-NAT-ee) is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio that serves as county seat of Hamilton County. Settled in 1788, the city is located on the north side of the confluence of the Licking with the Ohio River. With a population of 298,550, Cincinnati is the third-largest city in Ohio and the 65th-largest city in the United States. Its metropolitan statistical area is the 28th-largest in the United States and the largest centered in Ohio. The city is also part of the larger Cincinnati–Middletown–Wilmington combined statistical area, which had a population of 2,172,191 in the 2010 census.

In the early 19th century, Cincinnati was an American boomtown in the heart of the country; it rivaled the larger coastal cities in size and wealth. Throughout much of the 19th century, it was listed among the top 10 U.S. cities by population, surpassed only by New Orleans and the older, established settlements of the Eastern Seaboard; at one point holding the position of America's sixth-largest city for a period spanning consecutive census reports from 1840 until 1860. It was by far the largest city in the west. Because it is the first major American city founded after the American Revolution as well as the first major inland city in the country, Cincinnati is sometimes thought of as the first purely "American" city.

Cincinnati developed with less European immigration or influence than eastern cities attracted in the same period; however, it received a significant number of German immigrants, who founded many of the city's cultural institutions. By the end of the 19th century, with the shift from steamboats to railroads drawing off freight shipping, trade patterns had altered and Cincinnati's growth slowed considerably. The city was surpassed in population by other inland cities, particularly Chicago, which developed based on commodity exploitation and the railroads, and St. Louis, for decades after the Civil War the gateway to westward migration.

Cincinnati is home to two major sports teams, the Cincinnati Reds, the oldest franchise in Major League Baseball, and the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. The University of Cincinnati, founded in 1819, is one of the 50 largest in the United States. Cincinnati is known for its historic architecture. In the late 1800s, Cincinnati was commonly referred to as "Paris of America", due mainly to such ambitious architectural projects as the Music Hall, Cincinnatian Hotel, and Shillito Department Store.

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