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Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state. The city is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles west of the Pennsylvania border. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location on the lake shore, as well as being connected to numerous canals and railroad lines. Cleveland's economy has diversified sectors that include manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedical. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

City
City of Cleveland
Clockwise, from top: Downtown Cleveland skyline; the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Fountain of Eternal Life statue; the West Side Market; West Pierhead Lighthouse; FirstEnergy Stadium; the James A. Garfield Memorial; East 4th Street; south entrance to the Cleveland Museum of Art; and one face of the Guardians of Traffic
Clockwise, from top: Downtown Cleveland skyline; the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Fountain of Eternal Life statue; the West Side Market; West Pierhead Lighthouse; FirstEnergy Stadium; the James A. Garfield Memorial; East 4th Street; south entrance to the Cleveland Museum of Art; and one face of the Guardians of Traffic
Flag of Cleveland, Ohio
Official seal of Cleveland, Ohio
Nickname(s): The Forest City
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Motto: Progress & Prosperity
Location in Ohio and Cuyahoga County
Cleveland is located in the US
Cleveland
Cleveland
Coordinates: 41°28′56″N 81°40′11″W / 41.48222°N 81.66972°W / 41.48222; -81.66972Coordinates: 41°28′56″N 81°40′11″W / 41.48222°N 81.66972°W / 41.48222; -81.66972
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Cuyahoga
Founded July 22, 1796
Incorporated December 23, 1814 (village)
  March 6, 1836 (city)
Government
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Body Cleveland City Council
 • Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D)
Area
 • City 82.47 sq mi (213.60 km)
 • Land 77.70 sq mi (201.24 km)
 • Water 4.77 sq mi (12.35 km)
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 396,815
 • Estimate (2015) 388,072
 • Rank US: 48th
 • Density 5,107.0/sq mi (1,971.8/km)
 • Urban 1,780,673 (US: 25th)
 • Metro 2,064,725 (US: 31st)
 • CSA 3,501,538 (US: 15th)
Demonym(s) Clevelander
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 216
FIPS code 39-16000
GNIS feature ID 1066654
Website city.cleveland.oh.us

Cleveland (/ˈklvlənd/ KLEEV-lənd) is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state. The city is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of the Pennsylvania border. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location on the lake shore, as well as being connected to numerous canals and railroad lines. Cleveland's economy has diversified sectors that include manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedical. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

As of the 2015 Census Estimate, the city proper had a total population of 388,072, making Cleveland the 48th largest city in the United States, and the second-largest city in Ohio after Columbus. Greater Cleveland, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, ranked 29th largest in the United States, and second largest in Ohio after Cincinnati with 2,064,725 people in 2013. Cleveland is part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area, which in 2013 had a population of 3,501,538, and ranked as the country's 15th largest CSA. Residents of Cleveland are called "Clevelanders". Cleveland has many nicknames, the oldest of which in contemporary use being "The Forest City".