Indiana (Listeni/ɪndiˈænə/) is a U.S. state locatit in the midwastren an Great Lochs regions o North Americae. Indiana is the 38t lairgest bi aurie an the 17t maist populous o the 50 Unitit States. Its caipital an lairgest ceety is Indianapolis. Indiana wis admittit tae the Unitit States as the 19t U.S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana mairches Loch Michigan tae the northwast, Michigan tae the north, Ohio tae the east, Kentucky tae the sooth an sootheast, an Illinois tae the wast.

KintraUnitit States
Afore stateheidIndiana Territory
Admittit tae the UnionDecember 11, 1816 (19th)
Lairgest metroIndianapolis metropolitan aurie
 • GovrenorEric Holcomb (R)
 • Lieutenant GovernorSuzanne Crouch (R)
LegislaturGeneral Assembly
 • Upper hooseIndiana Senate
 • Lawer hooseIndiana Hoose o Representatives
U.S. senatorsTodd Young (R)
Joe Donnelly (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation7 Republicans,
2 Democrats (leet)
 • Total6,633,053 (2,016 est)[1]
 • Density70.2/km2 (182/sq mi)
 • Median hooseaud income
$51983 [2]
 • Income rank
 • Offeecial leidInglis
 • Spoken leidInglis, Spaingie, ither languages
Trad. abbreviationInd.
Latitude37° 46′ N tae 41° 46′ N
Longitude84° 47′ W tae 88° 6′ W

Afore acomin a territory, vairyin cultures o indigenous fowks an historic Native Americans inhabitit Indiana for thoosands o years. Syne its foondin as a territory, settlement patterns in Indiana hae reflectit regional cultural segmentation present in the Eastren Unitit States; the state's northrenmaist tier wis settled primarily bi fowk frae New Ingland an New York, Central Indiana bi migrants frae the Mid-Atlantic states an frae adjacent Ohio, an Soothren Indiana bi settlers frae the Soothren states, pairteecularly Kentucky an Tennessee.[3]

Indiana haes a diverse economy wi a gross state product o $341.9 billion in 2016.[4] Indiana haes several metropolitan auries wi populations greater nor 100,000 an a nummer o smawer industrial ceeties an touns. Indiana is hame tae perfaisional sport teams, includin the NFL's Indianapolis Colts an the NBA's Indiana Pacers, an hosts several notable athletic events, sic as the Indianapolis 500 an Brickyard 400 motorsports races.


  1. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. 24 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  2. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  3. William Vincent D'Antonio; Robert L. Beck. "Indiana – Settlement patterns and demographic trends". Retrieved 3 Januar 2012.
  4. "Gross Domestic Product by State". U. S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. 11 Mey 2017. Archived frae the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |dead-url= (help)

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Coordinates: 40°N 86°W / 40°N 86°W / 40; -86