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Cincinnati is a city in southwestern Ohio, in the United States of America. Settled in 1788, this major city is located on the border between Ohio and Kentucky at the confluence of the Ohio River and the Licking River. It is the county seat of Hamilton County. According to the latest 2010 census, the population of metropolitan Cincinnati is 2,214,954 - the 28th largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the USA and the largest Metropolitan area in the state of Ohio ahead of Cleveland (2,064,725) and Columbus (1,967,066).
Cincinnati is home to two major sports teams, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals, an important tennis tournament, the Cincinnati Masters, and home to large events such as the Flying Pig Marathon, the Macy's Music Festival, and the WEBN Labor Day Fireworks/Riverfest. The University of Cincinnati traces its foundation to the Medical College of Ohio, which was founded in 1819.
Cincinnati is known for its large collection of historic architecture. Over-the-Rhine, a neighborhood just to the north of Downtown Cincinnati, boasts among the world's largest collections of Italianate architecture, rivaling similar neighborhoods in New York City, Vienna and Munich in size and scope.
In the late 1800s, Cincinnati was commonly referred to as "Paris of America," mainly due to significant architectural projects, like the Music Hall, the Cincinnatian Hotel, and the Shillito Department Store. Constructed mainly between 1850 and 1900, Over-the-Rhine was the center of life for German immigrants for many years, and is one of the largest historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Some interesting places to visit in Cincinnati would include the World Famous Cincinnati Zoo, Miami Whitewater Forest, Cincinnati Nature Center, Ault Park, Mt. Airy Forest, Peruse Lytle Park, Sharon Woods, French Park, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, California Nature Preserve, Holy Cross Immaculata Church, Mt. Echo Park, Newport on the Levee, Omnimax Theatre - Cincinnati Museum, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati Art Museum, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Newport on the Levee, Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Kings Island, Great American Ballpark, Paul Brown Stadium, Skyline Chili, Graeter's, Montgomery Inn, and LaRosa's Pizzeria.
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