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About Akron

198,549 in city
2,891,988 in metro
160 km² (62 mi²)
291.087539624 m
Located on the Ohio & Erie Canal, Akron was first settled in 1825 and incorporated in 1865. The city is one of the largest in the state. Longtime home of Goodyear Tires, Akron was once known as the "Rubber Capital of the World." Today, the city's economy has diversified to include research and development facilities for high-tech polymers.