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Columbus is the capital of the US state of Ohio. Founded in 1812, the city was named after the explorer Christopher Columbus. It is located at the confluence of the Olentangy River and the Scioto River. The city’s economy is based on a diverse array of industries, such as insurance, health care and energy. Columbus is home to The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the US. The city hosts a major league soccer team, as well as a major league ice hockey team. Columbus has several notable museums, including the Columbus Museum of Art and National Veterans Memorial and Museum.