Indiana Facts

Indiana Facts

Capital
Indianapolis

Became a State
December 11, 1816 (19th)

Location
midwestern United States

Area
36,418 sq. miles (38th)

Population
6,483,8092 (15th)

Major Cities
Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, Sout Bend, Gary, Hammond

Products
steel, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automobiles, electrical equipment, transportation equipment, chemical products, rubber, petroleum, coal products, factory machinery

Climate
humid, continental climate, hot, humid summers and cool to cold winters

Yearly Precipitation
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)

Major Waterways
Lake Michigan, Ohio River, Wabash River, White River

Most Famous Citizens
Benjamin Harrison (23rd U.S. President)
Larry Bird (basketball player, coach)
Orville Right (inventor, pioneer aviator)
Wilbur Wright (inventor, pioneer aviator)
Gus Grissom (astronaut)
John Andretti (racecar driver)

State Symbols
Bird – Canary
Flower – Peony
Tree – Tulip Tree