Indiana

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State of Indiana
Flag of Indiana State seal of Indiana
Flag of Indiana Seal
Nickname(s): The Hoosier State
Motto(s): The Crossroads of America
Map of the United States with Indiana highlighted
Official language English
Capital Indianapolis
Largest city Indianapolis
Area Ranked 38th
 - Total 36,418 sq mi
(94,321 km2)
 - Width 140 miles (225 km)
 - Length 270 miles (435 km)
 - % water 1.5
 - Latitude 37°47'N to 41°46'N
 - Longitude 84°49'W to 88°4'W
Number of people Ranked 15th
 - Total 6,080,485
 - Density 169.5/sq mi  (65.46/km2)
Ranked 16th
Height above sea level
 - Highest point Hoosier Hill[1]
1,257 ft (383 m)
 - Average 689 ft  (210 m)
 - Lowest point Ohio River[1]
320 ft (98 m)
Became part of the U.S. December 11, 1816 (19th)
Governor Mike Pence (R)
U.S. Senators Dan Coats (R)
Joe Donnelly (D)
Time zones  
 - most of state Eastern: UTC-5/-4
 - extreme NW & SW Central: UTC-6/-5
Abbreviations IN, US-IN
Website www.in.gov

Indiana is a U.S. state located 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 or are from there are 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 touches 4 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.

Attractions[change | edit source]

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.

Sports[change | edit source]

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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