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State nickname: "The Hoosier State"

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 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 38th
94,321 km^2
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 14th
Admittance into Union
 - Order
 - Date
December 11, 1816
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5
Central: UTC-6/-5
(extreme northwest)
37°47'N to 41°46'N
84°49'W to 88°4'W
225 km
435 km
383 meters
210 meters
98 meters
ISO 3166-2:US-IN
Indiana, meaning the "Land of the Indians", is a state of the United States with its capital Indianapolis. The U.S. postal abbreviation for the state is IN.

A resident of Indiana is called a Hoosier.

USS Indiana was named in honor of this state.

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Indianna joined the Union in 1816 as the 19th state.

Law and Government

The current Governor of Indianna is Frank O'Bannon[?] (Democrat) and the U.S. senators are Evan Bayh[?] (Democrat) and Richard G. Lugar[?] (Republican). See: List of Indiana Governors Geography

See: List of Indiana counties

Indianna is bounded on the north by Lake Michigan and the state of Michigan, on the east by Ohio, on the south by Kentucky with which it shares the Ohio River as a border, and on the west by Illinois.

Economy The total gross state product in 1999 was $182 billion placing Indiana 15th in the nation. Indiana's Per Capita Income is $27,011. The state's agricultural outputs are corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy products and eggs. Its industrial outputs are steel, electrical equipment, transportation equipment, chemical products, petroleum and coal products and machinery.


The 2000 population was 6,080,485. Indiana is a state of mostly small towns and midsize cities. Its largest city and capital is Indianapolis, where the nation's most famous auto race, the Indianapolis 500, is held each year.

Important Cities and Towns

The Hoosier State
State Bird:Cardinal
State Flower:Peony[?]
State Song:"On the Banks of the
Wabash, Far Away"
State Tree:Tulip tree[?]


Colleges and Universities

Professional Sports Teams

Miscellaneous Information

Most of Indiana has exempted itself from the observation of daylight saving time. The area that is within the Eastern time zone is legally exempt from daylight saving time; some counties within this area, particularly Floyd, Clark, and Harrison counties near Louisville, Kentucky, and Ohio and Dearborn counties near Cincinnati, Ohio, observe daylight saving time unofficially and illegally by local custom. Several counties in the northwestern corner of Indiana, near Chicago, Illinois, and several counties in the southwestern corner of Indiana are in the Central time zone and remain subject to daylight saving time.

Indiana is also the name of a town in Pennsylvania; see Indiana, Pennsylvania.

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