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ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Named "land of Indians" for the many Indian tribes that formerly lived in the state. NICKNAME: The Hoosier State. CAPITAL: Indianapolis. ENTERED UNION: 11 December 1816 (19th). SONG: "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away." MOTTO: The Crossroads of America. FLAG: A flaming torch representing liberty is surrounded by 19 gold stars against a blue background. The word "Indiana" is above the flame. OFFICIAL SEAL: In a pioneer setting, a farmer fells a tree while a buffalo flees from the forest and across the prairie; in the background, the sun sets over distant hills. The words "Seal of the State of Indiana 1816" surround the scene. BIRD: Cardinal. FLOWER: Peony. TREE: Tulip poplar. STONE: Indiana limestone. POEM: "Indiana." LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, 1 January; Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., 3rd Monday in January; Lincoln's Birthday, 12 February; Washington's Birthday, 3rd Monday in February; Good Friday, March or April; Primary Election Day, 1st Tuesday after 1st Monday in May in even-numbered years; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, 4 July; Labor Day, 1st Monday in September; Columbus Day, 2nd Monday in October; Election Day, 1st Tuesday after 1st Monday in November in even-numbered years; Veterans Day, 11 November; Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November; Christmas Day, 25 December. TIME: 7 AM EST = noon GMT; 6 AM CST = noon GMT.
Indiana's total area is 36,185 sq mi (93,720 sq km), of which land takes up 35,932 (93,064 sq km) and water the remaining 253 sq mi (656 sq km). Shaped somewhat like a vertical quadrangle, with irregular borders on the S and W, the state extends about 160 mi (257 km) E-W and about 280 mi (451 km) N-S.
Temperatures vary from the extreme north to the extreme south of the state; the annual mean temperature is 49°f–58°F (9°C–12°C) in the north and 57°F (14°C) in the south. The annual mean for Indianapolis is 52°F (11°C). Although Indiana sometimes has temperatures below 0°F (–18°C) during the winter, the average temperatures in January range between 17°F (–8°C) and 35°F (2°C). Average temperatures during July vary from 63°F (17°C) to 88°F (31°C). The record high for the state was 116°f (47°C) set on 14 July 1936 at Collegeville; the record low was –36°F (–38°C) on 19 January 1994 at New Whiteland.
About 20% of Indiana's total land area was forested in 2002. Indiana has 4,501,000 acres (1,822,000 hectares) of forestland, of which 96%, or 4,342,000 acres (1,757,000 hectares), is considered commercial timberland. Some 75% of the commercial forestland is located in the southern half of Indiana, where oak, hickory, beech, maple, yellow poplar, and ash predominate in the uplands. Soft maple, sweetgum, pin oak, cottonwood, sycamore, and river birch are the most common species found in wetlands and drainage corridors.
Indiana's wood-using industries manufacture everything from the "crinkle" center lining in cardboard boxes to the finest furniture in the world. Other wood products include pallets, desks, fancy face veneer, millwork, flooring, mobile homes, and recreational vehicle components. In 2002, Indiana produced 324 million board feet of lumber. Indiana has always been noted for the quality of its hardwood forests and the trees it produces.
In 2002, the state had an estimated 2,615,750 housing units, 2,345,780 of which were occupied; 71.8% were owner-occupied. About 21% of all units were built before 1939. About 70.5% of all units are single-family, detached homes. Most units relied on utility gas and electricity for heating, but about 1,167 units were equipped for solar power. It was estimated that 125,077 unites lacked telephone service, 8,813 lacked complete plumbing facilities, and 12,863 lacked complete kitchen facilities. The average household size was 2.55 people.
Indiana is represented in professional sports by the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association, by the Indiana Fever of the Women's National Basketball Association, and by the National Football League's Colts, who moved to Indianapolis from Baltimore in 1984. There are also several minor league baseball, basketball, and hockey teams in the state.
The state's biggest annual sports event is the Indianapolis 500, which has been held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Memorial Day or the Sunday before every year since 1911 (except for the war years 1917 and 1942–45). The race is now part of a three-day Indiana festival held over Memorial Day weekend that attracts crowds of over 300,000 spectators, the largest crowd for any sporting event anywhere in the world.
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