Indiana covers 36,420 square miles and has a population of 6,080,485 people. Indiana’s capital is Indianapolis, which has a population of 781,870. Other important cities are Anderson (pop. 59,734), Bloomington (pop. 69,291), Evansville (pop. 121,582), Fort Wayne (pop. 205,727), Gary (pop. 102,746), Hammond (pop. 83,048), Lafayette (pop. 56,397), Muncie (pop. 67,430), South Bend (pop. 107,789) and Terre Haute (pop. 59,614).
Indiana was admitted to the Union on December 11th, 1816 as the 19th state. It’s bordered by Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and Illinois to the west . The state flower is the “Peony” and it’s nickname is “Hoosier State”. Indiana’s economy is broken into two categories; agriculture and industry. Corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy products and eggs provide for the agricultural side. While steel, electric equipment, transportation equipment, chemical products, petroleum and coal products and machinery provide for the industrial side.