Indiana Facts

Indiana Facts

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. See the fact file below for more information about Indiana.


Became a State
December 11, 1816 (19th)

midwestern United States

36,418 sq. miles (38th)

6,483,8092 (15th)

Major Cities
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

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

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