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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Indianapolis // state code ISO: IN ; FIPS: US18
    surface: 92907 = 35869 sq.mi // rank in USA: 38 // location: East North Central
    climate: temperate with four distinctive seasons
    entered USA as 19th state on: 1816-12-19
    administrative division: 92 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 6,080,485
    population density 2000: 65 per = 170 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 9,7%
    main ethnic groups: white 87,5%; black 8,4%; Asian 1%; other 3%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: corn, soybeans, wheat, nursery & greenhouse products, vegetables, popcorn, fruit
    livestock (million): cattle: 0,88 / pigs: 3,4 / poultry: 28,7 / sheep: 0,066
    timber/lumber: oak, tulip, beech, sycamore
    chief industries: manufacturing, services, agriculture, government, wholesale & retail trade
    chief industrial products: primary metals, transportation equipment, motor vehicles & equipment
    chief mining products: crushed stone, portland & masonry cement, sand & gravel, lime
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: nameless hill at the E border 383 m = 1257 ft
    other mountains: more hills of little importance
    lowest point in the state: ca. 115 m in the SW corner
    lakes: some small ones
    artificial lakes: Monroe Lake, Brookville Lake, Patoka Lake
    rivers: Ohio, Wabash, White
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Hoosier State
    motto: Crossroads of America
    song: On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away
    flower: Peony // bird: Cardinal // tree: Tulip poplar
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.02.25 by Jan Lahmeyer
    1999/2003 "populstat" site: Jan Lahmeyer