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Dayton is a city in southwestern Ohio, United States.
It is the county seat and largest city of Montgomery County.
As of the 2006 census estimate, the population of Dayton was 156,771.
The Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Montgomery, Miami, Greene, and Preble counties,
had a population of 835,537 as of 2007.
Dayton is situated within the Miami Valley region of Ohio, just north of the Cincinnati metropolitan area.
Dayton is expected to merge with the Cincinnati Metropolitan area due to Cincinnati's growth northward
into the Miami Valley.
This will form the Cincinnati-Dayton Metroplex.
The estimated 2010 population will exceed 3 million and will rank as the 15th most populated
combined statistical area in the U.S.
Dayton plays host to significant industrial, aerospace, and technological/engineering research activity and
is known for the many technical innovations and inventions developed there.
The city was the home of the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords, which brought an end to the war in Bosnia.
The Wright brothers, poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, and entrepreneur John H. Patterson were born in Dayton.
The Dayton area is home to several major international, national, and regional corporations, including NCR,
Reynolds & Reynolds, ChemStation International, Liberty Bank, NewPage Corporation, Standard Register,
WorkflowOne (formerly Relizon), Huffy Bicycles, LexisNexis, and Mead prior to becoming MeadWestvaco.
It was formerly home of Speedwell Motor Car Company.
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