Columbus is a small city located in the County of Lowndes. The city is located just above the river of Tombigbee in Mississippi. Columbus is also the County seat of Lowndes. It is located within the MSA of Columbus. Covering a total area of about 58 sq. kms., Columbus is located at an elevated height of about 218 ft. above the ground level. Some of the major employers of Columbus city are the Women's University of Mississippi, Airforce Base of Columbus, Severstal, Baptist Memorial Hospital and many others. Some are also involved with local trade and the tourism sector.