City of Cleveland is a city in the state of Ohio, United States, and is the county seat of Cuyahoga County. In Ohio, it is situated along the southern coast of Lake Erie, across the United States' maritime border with Canada, and roughly 60 miles (100 kilometres) west of the state border with Pennsylvania.
In addition to serving as the principal city in the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Cleveland–Akron–Canton Combined Statistical Area, Cleveland is also the state capital of Ohio (CSA). With a projected population of 3,633,962 people in 2020, the CSA is the most populated combined statistical area in Ohio and the 18th most populous in the United States. A higher proportion of the metropolitan population resides beyond the centre city, resulting in a 2020 population of 372,624, which places it as the 54th-largest city in the United States, according to the Census Bureau. The economy of the seven-county metropolitan Cleveland area, which includes Akron, is the most prosperous in the state of Ohio.
Cleaveland, after whom the city was called, established the city of Cleveland in 1796 at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. Taking advantage of its position on both the river and the lake side, as well as its proximity to a large number of canals and railroad connections, it flourished into a significant industrial hub. Cleveland, a port city, is linked to the Atlantic Ocean by the Saint Lawrence Seaway, which runs through the city. Its economy is based on a diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, biomedical research, and higher education, among others. In 2019, the Gross Domestic Product of the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was $135 billion. The combined Cleveland–Akron metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and Akron MSA had a combined economy of $175 billion in 2019, making it the biggest in Ohio and accounting for 25 percent of the state's GDP.