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Columbus is the capital of the American state of Ohio and is located centrally within the state in the Mid-Ohio region. Sited in an area where the Rust Belt, Bible Belt, Appalachia, and the Plains meet, Columbus is a fusion of many different parts of America. It is the home of Ohio State University. The combination of Ohio Government and Ohio State University has fueled amazing growth both financially and physically in Columbus. It has created a business and research enviroment that has provided substantial employment opportunities to the diverse ethnic and local graduates of Ohio State University, and other academic institutions in Columbus. The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), is projected to be one of the top 50 supercomputers in the world and among the top 10 supercomputing academic centers. It also ranked number 1 on's list of the United States' Most Underrated Gay Cities.

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  1. Columbus is one of the seven most intelligent cities in the world according to the Intelligent Communities Forum.
  2. More than 90 % of the people in Columbus are football fans.
  3. Columbus earned the nickname "Arch City" from dozens of wooden and metal arches that spanned multiple streets at the turn of the 20th century
  4. The American Federation of Labor was founded in Columbus.
  5. 50% of the United States population lives within a 500 mile radius of Columbus.

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