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Columbus is the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana, and had a population of 44,061 as of the 2010 census. The relatively small city provided a unique place for respected Modern architecture. Lying 40 miles south of Indianapolis, on the east bank of the White River, it is Indiana's 20th largest city. National Geographic Traveler ranked Columbus 11th on its list of historic destinations in 2008, calling it "authentic, unique, and unspoiled." Columbus won the national "America in Bloom" contest in 2006, and was ranked among "The Ten Most Playful Towns" by Nick Jr. Family Magazine. The July 2005 edition of GQ magazine named Columbus one of the "62 Reasons to Love Your Country”.