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State o Indiana
Banner o Indiana State seal o Indiana
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): The Hoosier State
Motto(s): The Crossroads of America
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Indiana heichlichtit
Offeecial leidInglis
Spoken leidsInglis, Spaingie, ither languages
Lairgest ceetycapital
Lairgest metroIndianapolis metropolitan aurie
AurieRanked 38t
 • Tot36,418 sq mi
(94,321 km2)
 • Width140 miles (225 km)
 • Lenth270 miles (435 km)
 • % watter1.5
 • Latitude37° 46′ N tae 41° 46′ N
 • Longitude84° 47′ W tae 88° 6′ W
PopulationRanked 16t
 • Tot6,633,053 (2016 est)[1]
 • Density182/sq mi  (70.2/km2)
Ranked 16t
 • Median hoosehauld income$51,983 [2] (35th)
 • Heichest pyntHoosier Hill[3][4]
1,257 ft (383 m)
 • Mean700 ft  (210 m)
 • Lawest pyntConfluence o Ohio River an Wabash River[3][4]
320 ft (97 m)
Afore statehuidIndiana Territory
Admission to UnionDecember 11, 1816 (19th)
GovrenorEric Holcomb (R)
Lieutenant GovernorSuzanne Crouch (R)
LegislaturGeneral Assembly
 • Upper hooseIndiana Senate
 • Lawer hooseIndiana Hoose o Representatives
U.S. SenatorsTodd Young (R)
Joe Donnelly (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation7 Republicans,
2 Democrats (leet)
Time zones 
 • 80 coontiesEastren: UTC −5/−4
 • 12 coonties in
Evansville Metro Aurie,
Gary Metro Aurie
For mair information,
see Time in Indiana
Central: UTC −6/−5
AbbreviationsIN, Ind.

Indiana Listeni/ɪndiˈænə/ is a U.S. state locatit in the midwastren an Great Lochs regions o North Americae. Indiana is the 38t lairgest bi aurie an the 17t maist populous o the 50 Unitit States. Its caipital an lairgest ceety is Indianapolis. Indiana wis admittit tae the Unitit States as the 19t U.S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana mairches Loch Michigan tae the northwast, Michigan tae the north, Ohio tae the east, Kentucky tae the sooth an sootheast, an Illinois tae the wast.

Afore acomin a territory, vairyin cultures o indigenous fowks an historic Native Americans inhabitit Indiana for thoosands o years. Syne its foondin as a territory, settlement patterns in Indiana hae reflectit regional cultural segmentation present in the Eastren Unitit States; the state's northrenmaist tier wis settled primarily bi fowk frae New Ingland an New York, Central Indiana bi migrants frae the Mid-Atlantic states an frae adjacent Ohio, an Soothren Indiana bi settlers frae the Soothren states, pairteecularly Kentucky an Tennessee.[5]

Indiana haes a diverse economy wi a gross state product o $341.9 billion in 2016.[6] Indiana haes several metropolitan auries wi populations greater nor 100,000 an a nummer o smawer industrial ceeties an touns. Indiana is hame tae perfaisional sport teams, includin the NFL's Indianapolis Colts an the NBA's Indiana Pacers, an hosts several notable athletic events, sic as the Indianapolis 500 an Brickyard 400 motorsports races.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. December 24, 2015. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  2. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  5. William Vincent D'Antonio; Robert L. Beck. "Indiana – Settlement patterns and demographic trends". Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  6. "Gross Domestic Product by State". U. S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. May 11, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2017.

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Coordinates: 40°N 86°W / 40°N 86°W / 40; -86