July 6, 2022

Cincinnati is a city in the US state of Ohio. It is the seat of Hamilton County in the extreme southwest of the state. It is washed by the Ohio River, which separates it from the state of Kentucky and is known as the "Queen City" (Queen City) or simply "Cincy". Because of its expansive parks, Winston Churchill called Cincinnati "America's Most Harmonious Inland City."


Cincinnati was founded in 1788 by John Cleves Symmes under the name "Losantiville", but in 1790 it was renamed by Arthur St. Clair, then governor of the Northwest Territories, to Cincinnati, in honor of the Cincinnati society of which he was president. In 1819 it passed from the status of village to city. Boat navigation on the Ohio River and the completion of the Mimai and Erie canals contributed to the rapid growth of the city, which reached 115,000 inhabitants in the year 1850. Cincinnati is also known as "Queen of the West", an expression that was used by a city newspaper, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, because it was important in the slaves' escape to freedom.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of ​​206 km², where 201.5 km² are covered by land and 4.1 km² by water.


According to the 2020 national census, its population is 303,954 inhabitants and its population density is 1,507.68 inhab/km². It is the third most populous city in Ohio. It has 161,555 residences, which results in a density of 801.40 residences/km². Its metropolitan area, which extends into adjacent areas of the states of Kentucky and Indiana, has a population of 2.22 million, making Cincinnati the largest metropolitan area in Ohio and one of the largest in the American Midwest.


The city is home to the Cincinnati Bengals football team which hosts their games at Paul Brown Stadium, the Cincinnati Reds baseball team which hosts their games at Great American Ball Park and the FC Cincinnati football team which hosts their games at Nippert Stadium.


External links

Official website (in English) Statistics, maps and other information about Cincinnati at