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Location of Indiana State


Capital: Indianapolis

Population: 6,537,334 (Source: 2012 U.S. Census)

Major Cities: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Carmel

Borders: Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $298,625 million (2012 U.S. Department of Commerce)

Key Industries:
Agriculture including corn, grain, soybeans, dairy products, and melons
Steel, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automobiles, chemical products, and machinery

How Indiana got its name: The name Indiana refers to the local Native Americans and means land of the Indians.

Atlas of Indiana State
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Indiana State Symbols

State Nickname: Crossroads of America

State Slogan: Restart Your Engines, (formerly) Enjoy Indiana

State Motto: The Hoosier State, The Crossroads of America

State flower: Peony

State bird: Cardinal

State fish: none

State tree: The Tulip Tree

State mammal: (NA)

State foods: Pork

Becoming a State

Date admitted: Wednesday, December 11, 1816

Number admitted: 19

Prior Name: Indiana Territory

Postal Abbreviation: IN

Indiana State Map


The Geography of Indiana

Total Size: 35,867 sq. miles (source: 2003 Census)

Geographical Low Point: Ohio River at 320 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Posey (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Geographical High Point: Hoosier Hill at 1,257 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Wayne (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Central Point: Located in Boone County approx. 14 miles north-northwest of Indianapolis (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Counties: 92 (source: National Association of Counties)

Bodies of Water: Lake Michigan, Ohio River, White River, Wabash River, Kankakee River

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