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Federated state of the Central and Eastern USA, 93,719 km², 6,313,520
residents (2006 estimate), 67 residents/km²,
capital: Indianapolis. Borders: Michigan (N), Ohio (E), Kentucky (S), Illinois (W).
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The territory is mainly flat and wavy; the low reliefs
are morainic in nature and were formed at the beginning of the Quaternary
era when Indiana was repeatedly covered by the glaciers of the Canadian
shield. The streams are mostly directed to SW: the main one is Ohio, which marks
the entire southern border of the state and which receives the Wabash. The
latter runs for a good distance along the border with Illinois and is in turn
reached by the Tippecanoe and the White River. The climate is continental,
characterized by rather hot summers and cold winters, although temperate to N
due to the influence of the Great Lakes; rainfall is abundant and mainly
summer. At the time of the establishment of the state (1816), the population was
rather sparse (140,000 residents). Subsequently, thanks to the intermediate
position of the country between two of the major economic hubs of the United
States, it grew at a high rate, rising to 2,700,876 inhabitants. in 1910, at
3,238,503 in 1930, at 4,662,498 in 1960; it is mainly made up of whites (mostly
of German, Slavic and Hungarian origin) and lives 64% in urban
centers. Important cities are, in addition to the capital, Fort
Wayne, Gary, Evansville, South Bend, Hammond, Muncie, Anderson and Terre
Haute. Indiana is an agricultural country (75% of the land is occupied by farms):
maize, wheat, oats, soy, tobacco, vegetables, fruit and alfalfa are mainly
grown; pig, cattle and poultry are widespread. Coal, limestone, oil, clay and
chalk are extracted from the subsoil. The industries are particularly active in
the steel, electrotechnical, mechanical, chemical, petrochemical, cement and
food sectors. They are mostly located in the northwestern section of the
country, gravitating on the neighboring urbanized industrial area
of Chicago. Trade is favored by a dense network of communication routes, both
railways and waterways along the shores of Lake Michigan, the Erie Canal and
Explored in the sec. XVII by the French who founded Vincennes, Indiana passed
in 1763 to the British, who ceded it to the United States with the Paris
Treaty of 1783. Organized in territory in 1800, it became a state and became
part of the Union in 1816 with capital Corydon, then moved to Indianapolis in
1825. It was home to Robert Owen's socialist colony New Harmony.
Below you will see top cities in Indiana.
City (741,304 residents in 1998; 1,492,297 residents the metropolitan area
in 1996) and capital of the State of Indiana (USA), on the White River, 260 km
SSE of Chicago. Located at 216 m in the heart of the Corn Belt, it is an
important cereal and livestock market, served by an excellent road and railway
network with which it is connected to the major cities of the neighboring
states. Founded in 1821 with an urban plan with a radial structure, it was
initially intended to perform administrative functions; but its development was
linked first to the communication routes and later (1890) to the discovery, in
the surroundings, of vast deposits of coal and natural gas. The population of
the cityhas grown considerably during the century. XX (387,000
residents In 1940; 476,000 residents In 1960), up to a maximum of 745,000
residents in 1970; then began the process of decentralization, common to large
US cities, whereby residences tend to move to the metropolitan area or to
smaller centers in the region. Indianapolis also plays a considerable role in
industry, especially active in the metalworking (automotive and aircraft parts),
food (canned meat), electrical engineering, textile, chemical-pharmaceutical,
petrochemical, rubber, graphic-editorial, wood and of plastics. Two renowned
universities (Butler University and Indiana University) and numerous colleges
and libraries also make Indianapolis a leading cultural center. In the city
there is a famous car circuit where every year, since 1911, the well-known “500
Miglia” car race is held on 30 May. Airport to Weir Cook.
City (184,783 residents in 1996) of the State of Indiana (USA), 160 km NNE
of Indianapolis, located at 241 m at the confluence of the Saint Marys and Saint
Joseph rivers, which form the Maumee River here. The city is an active river
port, road and rail junction and an important agricultural market (corn,
vegetables, legumes) and animal husbandry, with paper, textile,
electrotechnical, mechanical, chemical and food industries; nearby, widely
exploited coal and natural gas fields. University.
City (110.9750 residents in 1996) of the State of Indiana (USA), 38 km SE
of Chicago (of which metropolitan area it belongs), on the southern shore
of Lake Michigan. Located in a favorable position between the iron deposits of
the NW and the coal mines of the NE, it is home to important iron and steel
industries, among the largest in the world, of coking plants, cement factories
and chemical, petrochemical, mechanical and clothing factories.
City (123,456 residents in 1996) of the State of Indiana (USA), 230 km SW
of Indianapolis, 127 m on the right of the Ohio River, which forms the border
with Kentucky here. River port and railway and road junction, it is home to the
electro-technical, metallurgical (aluminum), mechanical, food, wood, tobacco,
textile and plastics industries. Airport. University (1854).
City (102,100 residents in 1996) of the State of Indiana (USA), 110 km ESE
of Chicago, on the Saint Joseph River, near the border with Michigan. The city
is an important railway hub and an agricultural (soybean, corn) and livestock
market; it is also home to numerous industries, which operate mainly in the
metalworking, textile, paper, chemical, electrotechnical, precision mechanics,
wood and rubber sectors. University (1842). Airport.
City (77,200 residents) of the State of Indiana (USA), 80 km NE
of Indianapolis, on the West Fork of the White River. Agricultural market with
mechanical, electrotechnical, glass and paper industries. Nearby, natural gas
fields. Airport. Ball State University (1918).
City (62,700 residents) of Indiana (USA), 50 km NE of Indianapolis, on the
West Fork, a branch of the White River. Important road and railway junction, it
is an industrial center active in the automotive, petrochemical, ceramics and
toys sectors. It was founded in 1823.
City (57,500 residents) of the State of Indiana (USA), 110 km to WSW
of Indianapolis, 151 m on the left of the Wabash River, near the border
with Illinois. Railway junction and agricultural market (cereals) with clothing,
metalworking, chemical, wood, food and building materials industries. Nearby,
coal and oil fields. University (1870). Airport.