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State of Indiana

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Facts about Indiana

  • The State of Indiana is the 19th U.S. state.
  • Indiana received statehood on December 11, 1816.
  • Indiana's state capital is Indianapolis.
  • Indiana's state postal abbreviation is IN.

Indiana's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Cardinal (Northern Cardinal)
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Cardinalis cardinalis

  • Official State Flower: Peony
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Paeonia lactiflora
  • Year: 1957

  • Official State Motto: The Crossroads of America
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation:

  • Official State Song: On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away

  • Official State Tree: Tulip tree
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
  • Year: 1931

Indiana's Sports

NBA - National Basketball Association Teams NFL - National Football League Teams WNBA - Womens National Basketball Association Teams

Indiana's State Government and Public Safety


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