Indiana State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Indiana as the 19th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Indiana.
State Name: Indiana
Capital of Indiana State: Indianapolis
Date of Statehood: December 11, 1816
Indiana State Population: 6,271,973 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Indiana's primary agricultural crops are soybeans, ranked 4th int the nation and corn, currently the 5th largest producer in the nation. In addition, Indians currently ranks 5th in the nation with hogs as its primary livestock.
Primary Industry: Indiana ranks 8th in the nation for coal production, totaling 34 million tons. 95% of this total was obtained through surface mining methods. Indiana also ranks 3rd in the nation in manufactured hardwood forest products.
Indiana State Nickname: The Hoosier State
Indiana State Motto: The Crossroads of America
Indiana State Flower:
Peony (Paeonia)(Legislation of 1957)
Indiana State Tree: The Tulip Tree (Legislation of 1931)
Indiana State Bird:
Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)(Legislation of 1933)
Indiana State Fish: None (Legislation Pending)
Indiana State Insect: None (Legislation Pending)
Indiana State Gemstone: Salem Limestone (Legislation of 1971)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Indiana State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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