16 Facts About Columbus City

1. Columbus City is notable for being the home of the 2006 Little League World Champions.

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2. Columbus City offers its visitors and residents a wide variety of fine attractions.

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3. Columbus City has an energetic nightlife, with the most popular bars and dance clubs scattered downtown, along High Street and in the Brewery District.

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4. Columbus City used to have a major train station downtown called Union Station, most notably as a stop along Amtrak's National Limited train service until 1977.

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5. Columbus City maintains a widespread municipal bus service called the Central Ohio Transit Authority.

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6. Columbus City is bisected by two major Interstate Highways, Interstate 70 running east–west, and Interstate 71 running north to roughly southwest.

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7. Columbus City is the base for 12 television stations and is the 32nd largest television market as of September 24, 2016.

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8. The major daily newspaper in Columbus City is The Columbus Dispatch; its erstwhile main competitor, The Columbus Citizen-Journal, ceased publication on December 31, 1985.

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9. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus City operates several parochial elementary and high schools.

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10. Columbus City is the home of two public colleges: The Ohio State University, one of the largest college campuses in the United States, and Columbus State Community College.

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11. Columbus City hosts many conventions in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, a pastel-colored deconstructivist building on the north edge of downtown that resembles jumbled blocks, or a train yard from overhead.

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12. Columbus City has a long history in motorsports, hosting the world's first 24-hour car race at the Columbus Driving Park in 1905, organized by the Columbus Auto Club.

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13. Columbus City is home to one of the most competitive intercollegiate programs in the nation, the Ohio State Buckeyes of The Ohio State University.

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14. Columbus City has several large concert venues, including the Nationwide Arena and Jerome Schottenstein Center.

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15. Columbus City is subject to severe weather typical to the Midwestern United States.

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16. Columbus City is the state capital of and the most populous city in the US state of Ohio.

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