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State Facts

Full Name

State of Indiana

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

December 11, 1816 (19th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

6,080,485 (14th)

Land Area (Rank)

35,867 square miles; 92,895 square kilometers (38th)

Capital

Indianapolis

Postal Abbreviation

IN

State Nickname

Hoosier State

Motto

The Crossroads of America

Song

“On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away” (music by Paul Dresser)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Peony
  • Tree: Tulip poplar
  • Bird: Cardinal
  • Stone: Limestone
  • River: Wabash

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Eggs,
    • dairy products,
    • cattle,
    • soybeans,
    • corn,
    • hogs
  • Industry:
    • Steel,
    • electric equipment,
    • transportation equipment,
    • chemical products