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|Population (1994): 5,752,000
(14th in size)
State size: 36,185 square miles (38th in size)
State Capital: Indianapolis (named from the state name Indiana)
Major cities: Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary and Indianapolis
Admission to union: The 19th State
Date entered the union: December 11, 1816
Origin of state name: Named from the word "indian"
Nicknames: The Hoosier State
Bordering states: Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and Michigan.
State bird: Cardinal
State flower: Peony
State tree: Tulip Tree
Motto: The Crossroads of America
|The Hoosier National Forest.|
|Major industries include a wide variety of manufacturing such as plastic, bottles and furniture. Agriculture also plays a significant role in the economy.|
|Initially settled by the French in 1732. Later the British and the American revolutionaries settled the area. Wars with the Native Americans ended in 1811, with the death of Tecumseh. This brought more settlers to the area.|
Indiana State Flag
|Indiana State Government home page|
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