The bordering states of Ohio are Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana and West Virginia. Ohio also shares a border on the north with Ontario, Canada along Lake Erie. This lake gives Ohio approximately 312 miles of coastline where several cargo ports are located.
Ohio has a land area of 44,325 square miles, ranking it as the 34th state in terms of size. With a population of more than 11,500,000 as of February 2013, Ohio is the seventh most populous state in the United States. Its state capital is Columbus. Among its largest and most notable cities are Cleveland and Cincinnati. Much cargo and business traffic goes through the state because of its geographical location. This gives Ohio a robust economy. In fact, its economy is the seventh largest among the 50 states as of 2010.