28 Facts About Greater Cleveland

1. Greater Cleveland is home to the Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia.

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2. Greater Cleveland is served by two three-digit interstates, Interstate 480, which enters Cleveland briefly at a few points and Interstate 490, which connects I-77 with the junction of I-90 and I-71 just south of downtown.

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3. Greater Cleveland has a bus and rail mass transit system operated by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.

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4. Port of Greater Cleveland, located at the Cuyahoga River's mouth, is a major bulk freight terminal on Lake Erie, receiving much of the raw materials used by the region's manufacturing industries.

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5. City of Greater Cleveland has a higher than average percentage of households without a car.

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6. Greater Cleveland is home to several major hospital systems, two of which are in University Circle.

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7. Greater Cleveland is directly served by 31 AM and FM radio stations, 22 of which are licensed to the city.

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8. Greater Cleveland is home to a number of colleges and universities.

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9. Greater Cleveland is served by the firefighters of the Cleveland Division of Fire.

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10. In October 2010, Greater Cleveland had two neighborhoods appear on ABC News's list of 'America's 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods': both in sections just blocks apart in the city's Central neighborhood on the East Side.

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11. Greater Cleveland is home to four of the parks in the countywide Cleveland Metroparks system, as well as the: Washington Park, Brookside Park and parts of the Rocky River and Washington Reservations.

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12. Greater Cleveland hosts an annual parade on Saint Patrick's Day that brings hundreds of thousands to the streets of downtown.

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13. Greater Cleveland is the site of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, established by poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf in 1935, which recognizes books that have made important contributions to understanding of racism and human diversity.

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14. Greater Cleveland was the home of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, who created the comic book character Superman in 1932.

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15. Greater Cleveland has often doubled for other locations in the film.

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16. Greater Cleveland serves as the setting for fictitious insurance giant Great Benefit in The Rainmaker; in the film, Key Tower doubles as the firm's main headquarters.

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17. Greater Cleveland has served as the setting for several major studio and independent films.

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18. Greater Cleveland is home to Playhouse Square Center, the second largest performing arts center in the United States behind New York City's Lincoln Center.

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19. Greater Cleveland was hailed in 2007 by local media as the "Comeback City".

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20. In December 1978, Greater Cleveland became the first major American city since the Great Depression to enter into a financial default on federal loans.

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21. In November 1967, Greater Cleveland became the first major American city to elect a black mayor, Carl Stokes.

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22. Greater Cleveland emerged in the early 20th century as an important American manufacturing center.

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23. Greater Cleveland serves as a destination for iron ore shipped from Minnesota, along with coal transported by rail.

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24. Greater Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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25. Greater Cleveland is a major city in the US state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County.

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26. Greater Cleveland is a city filled to the brim with history.

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27. Greater Cleveland Sports Commission has landed the headliner for its largest annual fundraiser.

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28. Greater Cleveland has the twelfth highest merchandise value at $109.2 billion.

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