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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

Abbreviation: IN

Capital of Indiana State: Indianapolis

Date of Statehood: December 11, 1816

Indiana State Population: 6,271,973 (US Census 2005 estimate)

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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)
Picture of the Peony, the official state flower of Indiana.
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Indiana State Tree: The Tulip Tree (Legislation of 1931)

Indiana State Bird:
Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)(Legislation of 1933)
Picture of the Cardinal, the official state bird of Indiana.
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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 Seal of Indiana.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Indiana.
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State Commemorative Quarter: From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Indiana.
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Indiana State Postage Stamp: From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Indiana state.
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Indiana State License Plate: Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
Official licens plate of Indiana state.
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