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Many symbols of Indiana can be found in our Indiana coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Indiana Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Indiana OutlineState Name: Indiana
State Nickname: The Hoosier State
State Capital: Indianapolis
State Governor: Mitchell Daniels
State Abbreviation: Ind.
2 letter Postal Code: IN
Area: 36,291 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Dec. 11, 1816
State #: 19
Borders: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Ohio River, Illinois
Indiania flagFlag Meaning: A dark blue flag with gold trim displays a golden torch, surrounded by 18 small gold stars in the center. The torch symbolizes liberty and enlightenment. The 18 stars represent the number of states in the Union when Indiana was admitted - 13 in the outer circle representing the original 13 colonies. A larger star, above the gold torch, represents Indiana. The flag was adopted in 1917.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 9
State Motto: The Crossroads of America
State Flower: peony
State Bird: cardinal
State Song: "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away"
State Tree: tulip tree
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Gary, Hammond, Bloomington, Muncie, Lafayette, Carmel
Famous Residents:
- Anne Baxter, actress
- Larry Bird, basketball player
- James Dean, actor
- Virgil Grissom, astronaut
- James R. Hoffa, labor leader
- Michael Jackson, singer
- David Letterman, TV host
- Eli Lilly, pharmaceuticals manufacturer
- Carole Lombard, actress
- Shelley Long, actress
- Cole Porter, song writer
- J. Danforth Quayle, former vice president
- James Whitcomb Riley, poet
- Red Skelton, entertainer
- Forrest Tucker, actor
- Wilbur Wright, inventor
Attractions: Beverly, Brown County Art Galleries, James Whitcomb Riley Home, Jefferson Street Bridge, Lincoln Pioneer Village, New Harmony, Parke county, Santa Claus, Hoosier National Forest
Agriculture: corn, hogs, cattle, dairy, poultry & eggs, peppermint, soybean, spearmint, tomato
Industries: Automobiles, Steelmaking, Machinery, Musical Instruments, Refrigerators, Books and Chemicals
Natural Resources: Bituminous (soft coal), natural gas, petroleum, stone, lumber
 

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