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Cincinnati (/ˌsɪnsɪˈnæti/ SIN-si-NAT-ee, colloquially called Cincy) is a city in and the county seat of Hamilton County, Ohio, United States.[10] Settled in 1788, the city is located at the northern side of the confluence of the Licking and Ohio rivers, the latter of which marks the state line with Kentucky. The city is the economic and cultural hub of the Cincinnati metropolitan area. With an estimated population of 2,265,051, it is Ohio's largest metropolitan area and the nation's 30th-largest,[11] and with a city proper population of 309,317, Cincinnati is the third-most populous city in Ohio after Columbus and Cleveland, and 65th in the United States.

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The Birthplace of Professional Baseball, The Queen City of the West, Athens of the West,[1] Cincy, Little Paris,[1] Paris of America, Porkopolis, The Queen City, The Nati, The "513"[citation needed]
Juncta Juvant (Latin)
"Strength in Unity"
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Cincinnati is located in Ohio
Cincinnati is located in the United States
Coordinates: 39°06′00″N 84°30′45″W
CountryUnited States
RegionEast North Central
Settled1788; 235 years ago (1788)
Incorporated (town)January 1, 1802; 221 years ago (1802-01-01)[2]
Incorporated (city)March 1, 1820; 203 years ago (1820-03-01)[3]
Named forSociety of the Cincinnati
  BodyCincinnati City Council
  MayorAftab Pureval (D)
  City managerSheryl Long
  Total79.64 sq mi (206.26 km2)
  Land77.91 sq mi (201.80 km2)
  Water1.72 sq mi (4.46 km2)
4,808 sq mi (12,450 km2)
482 ft (147 m)
Highest elevation959 ft (293 m)
  RankUS: 65th
  Density3,969.98/sq mi (1,532.81/km2)
1,686,744 (US: 33rd)
  Urban density2,242.2/sq mi (865.7/km2)
2,265,051 (US: 30th)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
452XX, 45999[6]
Area code513 and 283
FIPS code39-15000[7]
GNIS feature ID1066650[8]
GDP$141.6 billion USD (2021)[9]

Throughout much of the 19th century, Cincinnati was among the top 10 U.S. cities by population. The city developed as a river town for cargo shipping via steamboats, located at the crossroads of the Northern and Southern United States with fewer immigrants and less influence from Europe than East Coast cities in the same period. However, it received a significant number of German-speaking immigrants, who founded many of the city's cultural institutions. It later developed an industrialized economy in manufacturing. Many structures in the urban core have remained intact for 200 years; in the late 1800s, Cincinnati was commonly referred to as the "Paris of America", due mainly to ambitious architectural projects such as the Music Hall, Cincinnatian Hotel, and Roebling Bridge.[12]

Cincinnati has the twenty-eighth largest economy in the United States and the fifth largest in the Midwest, home to several Fortune 500 companies including Kroger, Procter & Gamble, and Fifth Third Bank.[13] It is home to three professional sports teams: the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball; the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League; and FC Cincinnati of Major League Soccer; it is also home to the Cincinnati Cyclones, a minor league ice hockey team. The city's largest institution of higher education, the University of Cincinnati, was founded in 1819 as a municipal college and is now ranked as one of the 50 largest in the United States.[14] The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is based in the city.

Cincinnati is the birthplace of William Howard Taft, the 27th President and 10th Chief Justice of the United States. Recently, Cincinnati has been named among the 100 most livable cities in the world, at number 88, and is on many Best Places to Live lists, including and U.S. News and World Report. Forbes ranked Cincinnati as the 5th best city for young professionals in 2023.[15]