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Fall season in Brown County State Park, Indiana
Fall season in Brown County State Park, Indiana.
Image: Diego Delso

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About Indiana

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

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

In the 18th century, the territory of present-day Indiana was colonized by the French, who ceded it to Britain in 1763. It was passed to the US twenty years later in 1783.

Indiana 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 on 29th June 1816. Indiana joined the Union on 11th December 1816 as the 19th state.

Indiana State Map
Reference Map of Indiana
General Map of Indiana, United States.

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

You are free to use this map for educational purposes (fair use); please refer to the Nations Online Project.

More about Indiana State

Some Geography
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. 
Indiana is comparatively 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.

Indiana's Main Geographical Regions
Indiana can be divided into three principal geographical regions:

I. The northern third of the state is dominated by the Great Lakes Plains, a landscape 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 extends Indiana's largest urban area, Indianapolis metropolitan area. The flat to gently rolling landscape of the Till Plain is the product of continental glaciation during the Ice Age. In the east of the plain, north of Richmond is the highest natural point in Indiana, known as Hoosier Hill, at 383 m (1,257 ft ), located in central east near the state's border with Ohio.

III. In the southern third is the Southern Hills and Lowlands region, a mixture of farmland, forest, and very hilly areas. It is the part of Indiana that has not been covered by the Continental Ice Sheet. The region includes the flat Wabash Lowland, the mountainous terrain of the Crawford Upland, the karst area of the Mitchell Plain, and the rugged Norman Upland.

Indiana had a humid continental climate, with cold winters and hot, wet summers. Only the southernmost portion of the state is within a humid subtropical climate.


Lake Michigan viewed from Indiana Dunes State Park, Indiana
Lake Michigan viewed from Indiana Dunes State Park.
Image: David Mark

The Wabash is the longest river in Indiana, its main tributaries, the Salamonie River, Mississinewa River, Eel River, Tippecanoe River, White River, Vermilion River, and Embarras River drain Central Indiana.

The source of the Iroquois River, a tributary of the Kankakee River, which is a tributary of the Illinois River, is in Indiana.


Indiana's largest lakes are artificial. Patoka Lake in southern Indiana is a reservoir that was created by damming the Patoka River. Lake Monroe is Indiana's largest lake. The barrier lake was created by damming the Salt Creek. On its southern shore is Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area, the state's only federally protected wilderness area.

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


Downtown Indianapolis with Indiana Statehouse in the center
Rendered image of downtown Indianapolis with Indiana Statehouse in the center. Indiana's primate city is the state capital since 1st January 1825, when the seat of state government was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis.
The Indiana Statehouse houses the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the state government.

Image: Google
For its size, Indiana has a massive population, 6.73 million people (2019 est, US rank 17) [2] live in "The Hoosier State" (Indiana's nickname).

Located in the center of the state is Indianapolis, the capital and largest city with a population of 876,000 people.

Other major cities are Fort Wayne (270,400), Evansville (118,000), South Bend (102,000), Carmel (101,000), and Fishers (95,300).

Race and Ethnic groups
The population of Indiana is composed of White alone 78.9%, African American 9.8%, Hispanic or Latino 7.1%, Asian 2.5%, and Native American 0.4%. [3]

The busiest airport in the state is Indianapolis International Airport (IATA code: IND).

Cities and Towns in Indiana

The map above 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.

Panorama of Downtown Indianapolis with Indiana Convention Center
Panorama of Downtown Indianapolis, view from the Perry K. Steam Plant looking northeast. Victory Field on the left, the Indiana Convention Center in the foreground and to the right. The dark shiny high-rise building behind Victory Field is the JW Marriott hotel.
Image: Momoneymoproblemz

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