Indiana (IN)


Quick Facts

Capital City: Indianapolis

Abbreviation:  IN

Population (2019): 6,732,219; Rank: 17 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region:  Midwest

Admission to Statehood: December 11, 1816 (19th State)

State Motto: The crossroads of America

State Nickname: The Hoosier State

Origin of State Name: Latin for “Land of the Indians

Sports Teams: Find the best High School, College, League, and Professional sports teams of Indiana State

Bordering States: The State of Indiana has 4 neighbors namely, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio | List of US Regions

Area Codes: 219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812

Zip Codes:   Indiana Zip Codes

Famous People:   Find out all the information about the famous people born in Indiana

State Symbols

Bird: Cardinal | List of State Birds

Popular Fruit: Apple

State Rock: Limestone

Flag: The flags dimensions shall be three feet fly by two feet hoist; or five feet fly by three feet hoist; or any size proportionate to either of those dimensions. The field of the flag shall be blue with nineteen stars and a flaming torch in gold or buff. Thirteen stars shall be arranged in an outer circle, representing the original thirteen states; five stars shall be arranged in a half circle below the torch and inside the outer circle of stars, representing the states admitted prior to Indiana; and the nineteenth star, appreciably larger than the others and representing Indiana shall be placed above the flame of the torch. The outer circle of stars shall be so arranged that one star shall appear directly in the middle at the top of the circle, and the word “Indiana” shall be placed in a half circle over and above the star representing Indiana and midway between it and the star in the center above it. Rays shall be shown radiating from the torch to the three stars on each side of the star in the upper center of the circle. Indiana Flag was adopted in 1917. Get this Flag

Flower: Peony (Paeonia) | Other State Flowers

Soil:  Miami 

Song: “On the Banks of the Wabash” | Words by: Paul Dresser | Music by: Paul Dresser
Other State Songs | Sheet Music

Tree: Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) | Other State Trees

Quarter:  Indiana quarter shows IndyCar, state outline, 19 stars (Indiana was the 19th state)


Indiana on a US map

Area:   Area: 36,420 sq.mi (94,327, 38th
Land: 35,870 sq.mi. (92,903, 38th
Water: 550 sq.mi. (1,424, 39th
Great Lakes: 235 sq.mi. (609,8th

Largest Cities: Indianapolis | Fort Wayne | Evansville | South Bend | Hammond | Bloomington | Gary | Carmel | Fishers | Muncie

Highest Point: Hoosier Hill ; 1,257 feet, (383 m), 44th tallest

Lowest Point: Indiana; 320 feet, 34th lowest

Geographic Center: Boone, 14 miles northwest of Indianapolis

Blank Outline Maps: Find printable blank map of the State of Indiana , without names, so you can quiz yourself on important locations, abbreviations, or state capital.

City Guide:  Visit Indiana City Guide for a look at geography, local history, architecture, and culture.

National Parks: George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
Indiana Dunes National Park
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Lewis and Clark

Location: Absolute Center: 39°53.7’N / 86°16’W
Relative Center: Boone, 14 miles north northwest of Indianapolis

State Government

Governor: Eric Holcomb (R) since 2017

Senators:  Mike Braun (R) Todd Young (R)

Representatives:  Congress, Senate

Constitution: Indiana’s Constitution- 19th state

Government Offices Directory:  Find all information here at the Indiana government offices directory

Electoral College Votes:  11 Votes

Vital Records: Find out all the information about the vital records for the state of Indiana


Agriculture: Corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy products, eggs.
Industry: Steel, electric equipment, transportation equipment, chemical products, petroleum and coal products, machinery.