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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 16th most populated of the 50 United States.
Below are some interesting facts on the State of Indiana or alternatively you can download our comprehensive worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Became a State
December 11, 1816 (19th)
midwestern United States
36,418 sq. miles (38th)
Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, Sout Bend, Gary, Hammond
steel, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automobiles, electrical equipment, transportation equipment, chemical products, rubber, petroleum, coal products, factory machinery
humid, continental climate, hot, humid summers and cool to cold winters
averages 39 inches
Professional Sports Teams
Indiana Fever (Women’s National Basketball Association)
Indiana Ice (United States Hockey League)
Indiana Speed (Women’s Professional Football League)
Indianapolis Colts (National Football League)
Indiana Pacers (National Basketball Association)
Lake Michigan, Ohio River, Wabash River, White River
Most Famous Citizens
Benjamin Harrison (23rd U.S. President)
Larry Bird (basketball player, coach)
Orville Wright (inventor, pioneer aviator)
Wilbur Wright (inventor, pioneer aviator)
Gus Grissom (astronaut)
John Andretti (racecar driver)
Bird – Cardinal
Flower – Peony
Tree – Tulip Tree
Additional Facts & State Information
- The state of Indiana was named after the Native Americans. Indiana means “Indian Land.”
- Around 1614 French explorer Samuel de Chaplain visited the area, one of the first Europeans to see the land.
- By the late 1600s the land was controlled by the French.
- Between 1754 and 1763, the French and English fought for control of the region in the French and Indian War.
- At the end of the French and Indian War in 1763, Britain took French-controlled American territory including Indiana.
- American colonel George Rogers Clark led American forces against the British in the area during the Revolutionary War.
- After the war, Indiana became a U.S. possession as part of what was known as the Northwest Territory.
- In 1816, Indiana became the nineteenth state.
- Indiana was the first state to provide a state-supported school system.
- Indiana’s Lake Michigan waterfront is one of the world’s great industrial centers.
- Lake Michigan is 41 mile long.
- It produces iron, steel, oil products, automobile parts, mobile homes and recreational vehicles, truck and bus bodies, aircraft engines, farm machinery, wood office furniture and pharmaceuticals.
- Indiana is the leader of corn production.
- Hogs, soybeans, wheat, oats, rye, tomatoes, onions, and poultry also contribute to Indiana’s agricultural output.
- 90% of the world’s popcorn is grown in Indiana.
- One of the largest caves in the U.S. is Wyandotte cave located in Crawford County in southern Indiana.
- Major Rivers in Indiana are Ohio River , Kankakee River , Wabash River , White River , Tippecanoe River
- The state’s highest point is Hoosier Hill. It rises 1,257 feet in the air.
- Gas, oil, and coal are some of the state’s most valuable natural resources.
- Indiana also mines sand, gravel, and limestone.
- Popcorn salesman Orville Redenbacher, actor James Dean, and songwriter Cole Porter were all born in Indiana.
- The Indianapolis 500 car race, often called the Indy 500, has been held at a racetrack in the state capital nearly every year since 1911.
- Angel Mounds is an archaeological site where people lived between the years 1000 and 1450.
- It’s named for its 11 big earthen mounds, which ancient peoples used for burial and ceremonial purposes.
- Baseball was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
- The very first professional game had played in Fort Wayne on May 4, 1871.
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Indiana Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Indiana which 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 16th most populated of the 50 United States.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Indiana Facts
- Know Indiana
- History Sequencing
- Lake Michigan
- Natural Resources
- Indiana Mines
- Famous People
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