Indiana is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th largest by area and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, and Illinois to the west. Before becoming a territory, various indigenous peoples and Native Americans inhabited Indiana for thousands of years. Since its founding as a territory, settlement patterns in Indiana have reflected regional cultural segmentation present in the Eastern United States; the state's northernmost tier was settled primarily by people from New England and New York, Central Indiana by migrants from the Mid-Atlantic states and from adjacent Ohio, and Southern Indiana by settlers from the Southern states, particularly Kentucky and Tennessee. Indiana has several metropolitan areas with populations greater than 100,000 and a number of smaller industrial cities and towns.
Indiana is known under different nicknames; aka Hoosier State (Used at various times on license plates), or (Hoosier is also the official demonym of a resident of Indiana), or Crossroads of America (Also used at various times on license plates and used on highway welcome signs) and detailed official information about Indiana can be found on the homepage at www. in.gov.
As you can see on the given location map of Indiana state US, Indiana is located in the Great Lakes Region of USA. However, the Indiana state US shares its boundary with Michigan in north, Ohio in the east, Kentucky in the south and south-east, and Illinois in the west. The Small portion of northern part of the Indiana US makes coastline with Lake Michigan; the coastline with Lake Michigan facilitates the state with see route.
Indiana is the 19th state that admitted to the Union. The state has many cities with the population more than 100,000 along with several small industrial cities and towns. As you can see on the Indiana map US, the capital city of state is Indianapolis. It is the largest city of the state. The state is special in terms of sports; it is more popularly known as home of many important sports including NBA’s Indiana Pacers, NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, and the Indianapolis 500 motor-sports race (surprisingly, it is largest single-day sporting event in the entire world).
The state has humid continental climate with some percentage of agriculture land. However, the state is also important for the tourists and education. The cities like Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Gary and many others are very much significant for the tourists. The locations of these cities, you can find on the Indiana state map. This is detailed map of Indiana US that comprises wide range of information including major and small cities, railways, and highways. It is very much beneficial for tourists, students, teachers, and other people who are interested in knowing about Indiana state US.
Did you know the Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the largest children's museum in the world?! Prepare to spend an entire day here - there is something for every age (parents and grandparents included)!
The US State Indiana occupies 92,791 m², about 1,01 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Indiana with 6,666,818 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 9,64 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 1,176,594 fewer people. The capital Indianapolis alone has 863,771 inhabitants.
Indianapolis became the state capital in 1825. Currently, it has more than 864,000 residents. Did you know that in Indiana, it's illegal to collect rags on Sundays? It's also illegal to ride over 10 miles per hour on your horse.
Indiana is home to professional sports teams, including the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and the NBA's Indiana Pacers, and hosts several notable athletic events, such as the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 motorsports races. Located in the Midwestern United States, Indiana is one of eight states that make up the Great Lakes Region. Indiana is bordered on the north by Michigan, on the east by Ohio, and on the west by Illinois. Lake Michigan borders Indiana on the northwest and the Ohio River separates Indiana from Kentucky on the south. The average altitude of Indiana is about 760 feet (230 m) above sea level. The highest point in the state is Hoosier Hill in Wayne County at 1,257 feet (383 m) above sea level. In northwest Indiana there are various sand ridges and dunes, some reaching nearly 200 feet in height. These are located along the Lake Michigan shoreline and also inland to the Kankakee Outwash Plain. Southern Indiana is characterized by valleys and rugged, hilly terrain, contrasting from much of the state. Here, bedrock is exposed at the surface and isn't buried in glacial till like further north. Because of the prevalent Indiana limestone, there are numerous caves, caverns, and quarries in the area. Indiana had a humid continental climate, with cold winters and hot, wet summers, with only the extreme southern portion of the state lying within the humid subtropical climate, which receives more precipitation than other parts of Indiana.