Indiana

state of the United States of America

Indiana is a U.S. state in the midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Other famous cities and towns include Bloomington, Gary, Ft. Wayne, South Bend, Evansville, Muncie, and Marion. People who live in Indiana are sometimes called Hoosiers. Indiana's state bird is a Cardinal. Indiana's state flower is a Peony. Indiana's state tree is a Tulip Tree. Indiana has borders with four other states: Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. It also touches Lake Michigan; which is the only one of the Great Lakes that is completely inside the United States.

Indiana
State of Indiana
Nickname(s): 
The Hoosier State
Motto(s): 
Anthem: On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away
Map of the United States with Indiana highlighted
Map of the United States with Indiana highlighted
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodIndiana Territory
Admitted to the UnionDecember 11, 1816 (19th)
Capital
(and largest city)
Indianapolis
Largest metroGreater Indianapolis
Government
 • GovernorEric Holcomb (R)
 • Lieutenant GovernorSuzanne Crouch (R)
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
 • Upper houseIndiana Senate
 • Lower houseIndiana House of Representatives
U.S. senatorsTodd Young (R)
Mike Braun (R)
U.S. House delegation7 Republicans
2 Democrats (list)
Area
 • Total36,418 sq mi (94,321 km2)
 • Land35,868 sq mi (92,897 km2)
 • Water550 sq mi (1,424 km2)  1.5%
Area rank38th
Dimensions
 • Length270 mi (435 km)
 • Width140 mi (225 km)
Elevation
700 ft (210 m)
Highest elevation1,257 ft (383 m)
Lowest elevation
(Confluence of Ohio River and Wabash River[1][2])
320 ft (97 m)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total6,732,219
 • Rank17th
 • Density183/sq mi (70.7/km2)
 • Density rank16th
 • Median household income
$54,181 (2,017)[3]
 • Income rank
35th
Demonym(s)Hoosier
Language
 • Official languageEnglish
Time zones
80 countiesUTC−05:00 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
12 countiesUTC−06:00 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)
USPS abbreviation
IN
ISO 3166 codeUS-IN
Trad. abbreviationInd.
Latitude37° 46′ N to 41° 46′ N
Longitude84° 47′ W to 88° 6′ W
Websitewww.in.gov
Indiana state symbols
Flag of Indiana.svg
Indiana-StateSeal.svg
Living insignia
BirdCardinal
FishLargemouth bass
FlowerPeony
InsectSay's Firefly[4]
TreeTulip tree
Inanimate insignia
ColorsBlue and gold
FirearmGrouseland Rifle
FoodSugar cream pie
Poem"Indiana"
RockSalem Limestone
ShipUSS Indianapolis (4), USS Indiana (4)
SloganHonest to Goodness Indiana
SoilMiami
SportBasketball
OtherRiver: Wabash
State route marker
Indiana state route marker
State quarter
Indiana quarter dollar coin
Released in 2002
Lists of United States state symbols

AttractionsEdit

One famous attraction of Indiana is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is where the Indy 500 is held every year. The Indy 500 is one of the most famous car races in the United States. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is not actually in Indianapolis. It is in a town called Speedway, which is completely surrounded by Indianapolis.

SportsEdit

As well as being home to the Indy 500, there are several well known sports teams in Indiana. Professional sports teams include the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL) and the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Colleges and universities in Indiana with well known sports teams include Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, and Indiana University.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  3. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  4. "Lightning bug becomes Indiana's official state insect". 13 WTHR Indianapolis. February 27, 2018.

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