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|Columbus City Facts|
|Country||USA (United State of America)|
|Total Area||212.6 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||39.9611° N, 82.9989° W|
|Time Zome||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|Area Code||419, 513, 614, 740|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||Center of Science and Industry (COSI),Columbus Museum of Art,Kelton House Museum & Garden,Central Ohio Fire Museum|
|Universities||Ohio State University,Franklin University|
Columbus is the capital city of the state of Ohio in the United States. Although smaller in land area than other Ohio cities like Cleveland and Cincinnati, it has a much higher population. It is the most rapidly developing city in the state, and one of the fastest growing cities in the whole of US. Founded in 1812 by Lucas Sullivant, a Virginia surveyor, Columbus became the state capital in 1816, owing largely to its central location in the state.
Transportation in Columbus, Ohio :
Port Columbus International Airport serves the city by handling around 21 domestic and international airlines. Rickenbacker International Airport is another near-by airport that serves the city. The most popular form of public transportation is the bus system operated by the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). Two interstate highways that bisect the city are the north-south I-71 and east-west I-70. I-270 -the bypass, I-670 -a downtown inner belt are other major highways in the city. Not only do they facilitate transportation within the city, but also make it easily accessible from other parts of the Mid-West.
Columbus Hotels :
Columbus hotels are noted for their excellent locations, ambiance and wide range of facilities.. Some of the well known hotels and inns of Columbus, Ohio are Baymont Inn and Suites Columbus at Rickenbacker, Ramada in East Airport Hotel, Hilton Columbus, Hyatt Place Columbus Worthington, Ramada Columbus, Hampton Inn Columbus Airports, and Clarion Hotel and Suites Conference Centers. A number of budget hotels and economic accommodations are also found all over the metropolitan region of the city.
Tourist Attractions and Landmarks of Columbus :
Columbus of Ohio is home to a large number of majestic and stately buildings. They constitute the biggest tourist attractions of the state. The State capital, built in the Greek Revival style, is the greatest attraction of Ohio. Equally attractive are the Ohio Judicial Center built in the Art Deco style, the Wexner Center designed by Peter Eisenman and Greater Columbus Convention Center. The Rhodes State Office Tower, Le Veque Tower and One Nationwide plaza are other architectural attractions of the city. There are also a number of museums, most famous among which are the Columbus Museum of Art, the Jerome Schottenstein Center and the Center of Science and Industry. There are also a number of parks and natural gardens in Columbia, most notably the Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District.
Humid Continental Climate with hot and humid summers, and cold and dry winters. Possibilities of tornadoes are high from spring to fall. There can also be occasional floods, severe thunderstorms and blizzards.
Last Updated On : March 13, 2013