|State nickname: "The Hoosier State"|
- % water
|Ranked 38th |
- Total (2000)
|Admittance into Union
December 11, 1816
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5|
37°47'N to 41°46'N
84°49'W to 88°4'W
A resident of Indiana is called a Hoosier.
USS Indiana was named in honor of this state.
Indianna joined the Union in 1816 as the 19th state.
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.
|The Hoosier State|
|State Song:||"On the Banks of the|
Wabash, Far Away"
|State Tree:||Tulip tree[?]|
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.