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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 leid Inglis
Spoken leids Inglis, Spaingie, ither languages
Demonym Hoosier
Caipital Indianapolis
Lairgest ceety capital
Lairgest metro Indianapolis metropolitan aurie
Aurie Ranked 38t
 • Tot 36,418 sq mi
(94,321 km2)
 • Width 140 miles (225 km)
 • Lenth 270 miles (435 km)
 • % watter 1.5
 • Latitude 37° 46′ N tae 41° 46′ N
 • Longitude 84° 47′ W tae 88° 6′ W
Population Ranked 16t
 • Tot 6,633,053 (2016 est)[1]
 • Density 182/sq mi  (70.2/km2)
Ranked 16t
 • Median hoosehauld income $51,983 [2] (35th)
 • Heichest pynt Hoosier Hill[3][4]
1,257 ft (383 m)
 • Mean 700 ft  (210 m)
 • Lawest pynt Confluence o Ohio River an Wabash River[3][4]
320 ft (97 m)
Afore statehuid Indiana Territory
Admission to Union December 11, 1816 (19th)
Govrenor Eric Holcomb (R)
Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch (R)
Legislatur General Assembly
 • Upper hoose Indiana Senate
 • Lawer hoose Indiana Hoose o Representatives
U.S. Senators Todd Young (R)
Joe Donnelly (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation 7 Republicans,
2 Democrats (leet)
Time zones  
 • 80 coonties Eastren: UTC −5/−4
 • 12 coonties in
Evansville Metro Aurie,
Gary Metro Aurie
For mair information,
see Time in Indiana
Central: UTC −6/−5
ISO 3166 US-IN
Abbreviations IN, 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.

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  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