Last Updated: April 17, 2021


On December 11, 1816, Indiana was admitted as the 19th USA state. Indiana is the 17th most populous and the 38th largest by area of the 50 U.S. states.

Indiana’s name means “Land of the Indians”. A resident of Indiana is officially known as Hoosier. Isn’t it something unique about the state? Of course it is. Hoosier is the official demonym for a resident of the U.S state of Indiana.

Geographically, the state is located in the Midwestern United States. Indiana is bordered on the north by Michigan, on the east by Ohio, and the west by Illinois. It is one of the eight states that make up the great lakes region. Almost all of Indiana has a climate with cold winters and hot, wet summers. Some of the largest cities in Indiana are Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville and South Bend and Indianapolis is its capital city.

Now that you know about Indiana. Let’s talk about some of the best sites and places in Indiana. These include the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Indiana University Bloomington, Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, Fort Wayne children zoo, Indiana Dunes National Park, the children’s museum of Indianapolis etc.

Key Facts:

  • The economy of Indiana is a diverse one with a Gross State Product of $377.1 billion 2019. 
  • A great percent of Indiana income comes from manufacturing. 
  • Nearly 17% of the state’s non-farm workforce is employed in manufacturing. It is the highest of any U.S. state.
  • Indiana is the fifth-largest corn-producing state in the U.S. 
  • Contributors to the Indiana economy are mainly manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, Business, taxation, transportation and Energy etc.