Indiana State of America

Indiana, 19th State
(The Crossroads of America)
  • Name (Genderless, baby name): “Indiana”; “Land of the Indians”
  • Governor: Eric Holcomb (Republican Party)
  • Capital: Indianapolis
  • Population:  6,745,350 (2020), (17th -most populous)
  • Location: Located in the Midwestern United States.
    • North: Michigan,
    • East: Ohio,
    • South: Kentucky,
    • Southeast: Kentucky,
    • West: Illinois.
  • Area: 94,327 km2/36,420  mi2, 38th by rank
  • Postal abbreviation: IN
  • Admitted to Union: December 11,1816
  • Official language: English & American Sign Language

 

1.        State’s Symbols
  • State tree: Tulip Poplar
  • State Grass: none
  • State flower: Peony
  • State food: none
  • State Insect: Say’s Firefly
  • State Fish: none
  • State Amphibian: none
  • State Dinosaur: none
  • State Reptile: none
  • State Bird: Northern Cardinal
  • State Horse: none
  • State Dog: none
  • State Butterfly: none
  • State Fossil: none
  • State Rock: Salem Limestone
  • State Gemstone: none
  • State mineral: none
  • State Sports: none
  • State Songs: On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away, “Indiana”
  • State Award: Sagamore of the Wabash
  • State Holiday: INDIANA DAY (December 11th)
  • State Tartan: none
  • State Poet Laureate: George Kalamaras
  • State Dance: none
  • State Firearm: Grouseland Rifle
  • State Aircraft: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • State Tall Ship: none
  • State River: Wabash River
  • State Residents: Hoosiers
  • State Museum: Indiana State Museum
2.       Geography Facts
  • Land: 92,903 km(35,870 mi2)
  • Water: 1,424 km(550 mi2)
  • Great Lakes: 609 km2 (235 mi2)
  • Coastline: 24 km, 15 mi
  • Nature Preserves: 250
  • State Forests: 16
  • National Forest: 1
  • State Parks: 24
  • Best Beach: 8
  • National Parks: 2
  • State Historic Sites: 17
  • Water: 1.6%
  • Largest city (by area): Indianapolis (963.5 km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Indianapolis (875,929 people)
  • Lowest point: Indiana; 320 feet, 34th lowest
  • Highest point: Hoosier Hill; 1,257 feet, (383 m), 44th tallest

 

3.       Facts about Indiana:
  • Indiana has a total of 31 covered bridges in just 450 square miles, giving it the nickname the “Covered Bridge Capital of the World.
  • 25% of the U.S. popcorn supply comes from Indiana.
  • The world’s largest Christmas tree can be found in Indianapolis.
  • Wabash, Indiana became the first city in the United States to use electric streetlights in 1880.
  • Indiana is one of the thirteen U.S. states that are divided into more than one-time zone.
  • On 29th August 1958, the “King of Pop” Michael Jackon was born in Gary, Indiana
  • Bedford, Indiana, is known as the “Limestone Capital of the World.”The city was named so because it is surrounded by large limestone quarries.
  • Key Cities: Fort Wayne, Evansville, Indianapolis, South Bend, Bloomington.
  • Nickname/s: Hoosier State, Crossroads of America, Hospitality State
  • Major industries: Auto, life sciences, transportation, information technology, research, and design.
  • Famous for: Indianapolis 500, Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Area codes: 219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812

 

4.      Natural Resources
  • Agriculture:

    1. Soybeans
    2. Corn
    3. Hay
    4. Wheat
    5. Tomatoes
  • Gemstones and Minerals:

    1. Geodes
    2. Calcite
    3. Pyrite
    4. Sand
    5. Gravel
    6. Limestone
    7. Fossils
    8. Iron
  • Fossil fuel:

    1. Coal
    2. Oil
    3. Gas

 

5.       Mountains

             Mountains: 346

             Mountains To Visit:

  1. Charles Deam Wilderness-Peninsula Trail
  2. The Adventure Hiking Trail
  3. The Knobstone Trail
  4. Shades State Park
  5. Hemlock Cliffs in Hoosier National Forest
  6. McCormick’s Creek State Park
  7. Clifty Falls State Park
  8. Charlestown State Park
  9. Spring Mill State Park
  10. Turkey Run State Park
6.       Divisions
  • 92 Counties
  • 120 Cities
  • 449 Towns

 

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