Columbus is the state capital and the most populous
city in what U.S. state?
According to a 2020 census what was the population of
It is the 14th-most populous city in the U.S. and the
second-most populous city in what?
A: The Midwest, after Chicago, and the third-most populous state capital.
Columbus is the county seat of what county?
A: Franklin County; it also extends into Delaware and Fairfield counties.
It is the core city of what?
A: The Columbus metropolitan area, which encompasses ten counties in central Ohio.
The metropolitan area had a population of what in 2020?
A: 2,138,926, making it the largest entirely in Ohio and 32nd-largest in the U.S.
Columbus originated as what?
A: Numerous Native American settlements on the banks of the Scioto River.
Franklinton, now a city neighborhood, was what?
A: The first European settlement, laid out in 1797.
When was the city founded?
A: In 1812.
Where was it located?
A: At the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers and laid out to become the state capital.
The city was named for whom?
A: Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.
When did the city assume the function of state capital?
A: In 1816 and county seat in 1824.
Amid steady years of growth and industrialization, the
city has experienced numerous what?
A: Floods and recessions.
Beginning in the 1950s, Columbus began to experience
A: Significant growth; it became the largest city in Ohio in land and population by the early 1990s.
The 1990s and 2000s saw what in numerous city
neighborhoods, including downtown?
The city has a diverse economy based on what?
A: Education, government, insurance, banking, defense, aviation, food, clothes, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality, retail, and technology.
The metropolitan area is home to the Battelle Memorial
Institute, the world's largest what?
A: Private research and development foundation.
It is also home to Chemical Abstracts Service, the world's largest clearinghouse of chemical information and the Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the United States.
As of 2022, the Greater Columbus area is home to the
headquarters of what six corporations in the U.S. Fortune 500?
A: Cardinal Health, American Electric Power, L Brands, Nationwide, Alliance Data, and Huntington Bancshares.
Since the late 20th century, historians have criticized
Columbus for initiating what?
A: The European conquest of America and for abuse, enslavement, and subjugation of natives.
Efforts to remove symbols related to the explorer in
the city date to when?
A: The 1990s.
Amid the George Floyd protests in 2020, several
petitions pushed for the city to be what?
Nicknames for the city have included what?
A: "The Discovery City", "Arch City", "Cap City", "Cowtown", "The Biggest Small Town in America", and "Cbus".
Between 1000 B.C. and 1700 A.D., the Columbus
metropolitan area was a center to indigenous cultures known as the what?
A: The Mound Builders.
The cultures included what?
A: The Adena, Hopewell and Fort Ancient people.