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Brown County State Park, Indiana
Brown County State Park, Indiana.
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About Indiana

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Location map of Indiana state USA
Where in the United States is Indiana? Location map of Indiana in the US.

Indiana is a Midwestern US state located at the 'Crossroads of America' (Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue intersection at Terre Haute).

Indiana is bordered in east by Ohio, in west the Wabash River forms a section of its border with Illinois, in the south the Ohio River creates the natural border with Kentucky, in north it shares a state line with Michigan. Indiana has also a short coastline at Lake Michigan in north west.

Native American tribes lived along the waterways of the area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans.

Indiana Topographic Regions Map Topographic Map of Indiana showing Indiana's three major physiographic regions: the Great Lakes Plains, the Tipton Till Plain, and the Southern Hills and Lowlands region.

The region of what is today Indiana was colonized by the French in the 18th century and ceded to Britain in 1763. It was passed to the US twenty years later in 1783.

The region was then part of the Northwest Territory which later became the state of Ohio and the Territory of Indiana. The first Constitution of the State of Indiana was completed and adopted 29 June 1816, Indiana joined the Union on 11th December 1816 as the 19th state.

Geography of Indiana
Indiana is relative small in size (US rank 38), it occupies an area of 94,321 km² (36,418 sq mi) [1], compared it is somewhat larger than Portugal (92,090 km²), but it would fit more than seven times into Texas.

Main Geographical Regions
The state can be divided into three main geographical regions:
I. In the northern third is the Great Lakes Plains, with rolling to flat farmland, dotted with small cities and towns. Much of Northern Indiana is considered part of Amish Country.
II. The Tipton Till Plain in the central third is the most populous region, and right in the middle Indiana's largest metro area, Indianapolis metropolitan area.
III. In the southern third is the Southern Hills and Lowlands region a mixture of farmland, forest and very hilly areas.
So, highest natural point in Indiana is a hill, Hoosier Hill, with 383 m (1,257 ft ), located in central east near the Ohio borderline.

Rivers and Lakes
Bluespring Caverns cave, Lawrence County, Indiana
Bluespring Caverns cave system in Lawrence County. Within the cave is the longest known subterranean river in the United States with approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) of navigable waters.
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Other major rivers in the state besides those mentioned above are the Tippecanoe River and the White River.

Indiana's largest lakes are artificial like Patoka Lake and Lake Monroe, Indiana's largest lake, with Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area on its south shore, the state's only federally protected wilderness area.

For its size, Indiana has a massive population, 6.64 million people (2017 est, US rank 17) [2] live in "The Hoosier State" (Indiana's nickname).

Capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Other major cities are Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Carmel, and Fishers.
Busiest airport in the state is Indianapolis International Airport (IATA code: IND).

Cities and Towns in Indiana

Downtown Indianapolis with Indiana Statehouse in the foreground
Downtown Indianapolis with Indiana Statehouse in the foreground. Indiana's primate city is the state capital since 1st January 1825 when the seat of state government was relocated from Corydon to Indianapolis.
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Map shows the location of following cities and towns in Indiana:

Major cities are:
Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Evansville, Carmel, Fishers, and Bloomington.

Other cities and towns in Indiana:
Anderson, Angola, Auburn, Bedford, Columbus, Crawfordsville, Decatur, Elkhart, Elwood, Frankfort, Frankfort, Franklin, Gary, Goshen, Greencastle, Greensburg, Greenwood, Hammond, Huntington, Jasper, Jeffersonville, Kokomo, La Porte, Lafayette, Lawrence, Linton, Logansport, Madison, Marion, Martinsville, Michigan City, Muncie, New Albany, Noblesville, Peru, Plymouth, Portage, Princeton, Richmond, Rochester, Seymour, Shelbyville, Shoals, Terre Haute, Vincennes, Wabash, Warsaw, Washington, and West Lafayette.

The detailed map below shows the US state of Indiana, with boundaries, the location of the state capital Indianapolis, major cities and populated places, rivers, streams and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.

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Harrison-Crawford State Forest, Indiana
Panoramic view above Harrison-Crawford State Forest in the southern part of Indiana.
Image: StevenW.

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Reference Map of Indiana
Reference Map of Indiana.

Map is based on a state map of The National Atlas of the USA.
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