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Cincinnati

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Cincinnati (pop. 364,300), city in southwest Ohio, on a height overlooking the Ohio River. First settled in 1788, the city grew rapidly after the War of 1812. Manufacturing industries today include chemicals, automobile parts and bodies, soap, machine tools, and engines. Publishing and printing industries also contribute to the economy. The city is a major river and rail transportation center and inland port. Cincinnati's cultural life offers museums (including the Taft Museum; Cincinnati was the birthplace of William Howard Taft and Robert A. Taft), its symphony orchestra, opera, and conservatory.

See also: Ohio.

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