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  • What Exactly Do You Know About Indiana

    Indiana was the 19th U.S. state considered to the union. It is located in the  mid western region of the
    United States
    of America. With about 6.3 million residents, it is ranked 15th in population and 17th in population density. Indiana ranked 38th in land area which is the smallest state located in the west of the Appalachian Mountains. Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana and the largest city of the state as well. It is a diverse state with a few large urban areas, a number of smaller industrial cities, and many small towns. It is known nationally for its sports teams and athletic events: the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, champions of Super Bowl XLI, the
    NBA's
    Indiana Pacers, and the Indianapolis 500 Motor sports race. Indiana residents are known as Hoosiers. Its name was first user by the Congress and Indiana territory Mounds state.

    It is linked by Lake Michigan and the state of Michigan; on the east its border linked with Ohio; and Kentucky in the south, which shares the Ohio River as a border; and on Illinois in the west. Indiana is also one of the amazing lakes states. Northwest Indiana whose population is one million residents is a part of Chicago metropolitan area. There are two natural wonders one is, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the other is Indiana Dunes State Park.
    Indiana’s north is the home of lakes, several of which are the remains of the glaciers that has covered the Indiana hundred of years ago.  The largest natural lake of Indiana is Wawasee, while the deepest lake is Tippecanoe lake, at depths of over 120 feet.

    The southern part of Indiana is a mixture of farmland, forest and hilly areas. The Hoosier National Forest is an 810 square kilometers nature which is preserved in south central Indiana. The climate of Indiana is usually humid. Summers are very much humid and winters are very cold, so on the whole Indiana has extreme climatic conditions. The extreme southern portions of the state border on a humid subtropical climate, maximum temperatures average around 85 °F with cooler nights around 60 °F and annual rainfall is 40 inches (1,000 mm).

     As of 2006, Indiana had an estimated population of 6,313,520, which is an increase of 47,501, or 0.8%, from the prior year and an increase of 233,003 since 2,000. Since 1990 population is has grown rapidly and has been concentrated in the counties vicinity of Indianapolis, with four of the top five fastest-growing counties in that area: Hamilton, Hendricks, Johnson, and Hancock.

    The government of Indiana is divided in three categories: executive (government), legislative (parliament) and judicial. The governor of Indiana is elected for a 4 year-term. The General Assembly of Indiana, the legislative branch, contains of the upper house, the lower house, Senate and House of Representatives. Senators are elected for there four years term, total fifty State Senators are elected and two year term for one hundred State Representatives. For a long period Indiana considered to support Republican and was a Republican stronghold as well. However, it has just supported a Democrat for president five times.
     

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