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State Abbreviation - IN
State Capital - Indianapolis
Largest City - Indianapolis
Area - 36,420 square miles [Indiana is the 38th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 6,080,485 (as of 2000) [Indiana is the 14th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Indianians or Hoosiers
Major Industries - agriculture (corn, soybeans, wheat), manufacturing, mining (coal, limestone), steel-making
Origin of the Name Indiana - Indiana is a word that refers to the local Indians.
State Nickname - Hoosier State
State Motto - "The Crossroads of America"
State Song - "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away," by Paul Dresser