35 Important Facts About Indiana

Last updated on November 7th, 2019

Indiana – quick facts and state symbols

State AbbreviationIN
Table last updatedMay 15, 2019
State CapitalIndianapolis
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Largest CityIndianapolis
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 36,418 sq miles; Land Only: 35,867 sq miles
(Estimate July 1, 2018 from United States Census Bureau)
StatehoodDecember 11, 1816
State rank by population17th
State rank by date of formation19th
State rank by area38th
Number of Counties92
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Bordering StatesIllinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio
Official LanguageEnglish
Highest PointHoosier Hill
1,257 ft (383 m)
Lowest pointConfluence of Ohio River and Wabash River
320 ft (97 m)
Mean elevation700 feet above sea level
Length270 miles (435 km)
Width140 miles (225 km)
GovernorEric Holcomb (R)
Lieutenant GovernorSuzanne Crouch (R)
Electoral Votes11
State MottoThe Crossroads of America
State NicknameHoosier State
% Water1.5
Nobel Prize WinnersEric F. Wieschaus (Physiology or Medicine, 1995)
Ferid Murad (Physiology or Medicine, 1998)
Joseph E. Stiglitz (Economic Sciences, 2001)
Richard R. Schrock (Chemistry, 2005)
Harold C. Urey (Chemistry, 1934)
Wendell M. Stanley (Chemistry, 1946)
Paul A. Samuelson (Economic Sciences, 1970)
Philip W. Anderson (Physics, 1977)
Famous peopleChris Doleman (Pro Football player)
Chuck Klein (Baseball player)
George McGinnis (Basket ball player)
Jenna Fischer (Actress)
Michael Jackson (singer songwriter, and dancer)
State BirdCardinal
State FlowerPeony
State InsectSay's Firefly
State TreeTulip tree
Longitude84° 47′ W to 88° 6′ W
Latitude37° 46′ N to 41° 46′ N
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone, Central Time Zone
Area Codes219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812