Indiana is located in the east-central United States, bordered by the state of Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south, and Illinois to the west.
The approximately 6.5 million inhabitants of Illinois live on an area of 94,000 km². 86% are white, 9% black, 5% Latino and 1% Asian, who live more spread out in smaller towns across the country.
Native Americans are rarely found in the state named after the Native American people. Around 830,000 people live in Indianapolis, the largest and also the capital.
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The US state of Indiana
The flag of the US state of Indiana
Since Indiana joined the United States as the 19th state, there are 19 yellow stars in the flag, and the torch stands for the sense of freedom. So, despite being tied to the United States, you are a free country.
The biggest cities
The population of Indiana’s largest cities is for 2010 and is rounded.
- Indianapolis 830,000
- Fort Wayne 254,000
- Evansville 117,000
- South Bend 101,000
- Hammond 81,000
- Bloomington 80,000
- Gary 80,000
- Caramel 79,000
- Fisher’s 77,000
- Muncie 70,000
Climate and weather information
The climate and weather in Indiana is continental. With warm summer and cold winter months. Temperatures rise to around 30 degrees in summer and fall to -10 degrees in winter, with the south being a bit more moderate.
It likes to rain all over the country, similar to Central Europe, spring and autumn are the rainier periods. Holidaymakers and travelers in Indiana would probably recommend the period between May and October as the best time to travel. Like in Europe, Indiana is then very nice and not too cold for a visit.
The capital of Indiana is known for the car race that takes place there every year, the Indy 500.
Indy stands for Indianapolis and 500 for the 500 miles to be completed on the course.
Tickets for this spectacle are available from US$10 for the training days and US$40 per ticket on race days.
But it’s worth it, the atmosphere there is just fantastic and the beer flows freely.
Anyone who visits the track outside of the wild racing days should take a look at the Indy Museum, where the history of the track and its exciting races is explained. There are also many old racing cars to admire, which not only inspires technology freaks. Admission is also affordable at US$5 per adult.
In addition to paintings, sculptures and art by American artists, the Indianapolis Museum of Art also has appealing exhibits from Asia, Africa, Oceania and Europe.
Textile works of art make an interesting change, silk works from China and beautiful woven finds give the museum a special touch.
If you want to visit a museum with children, you should consider the Children’s Museum Indianapolis. The very interesting and child-friendly museum, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., offers various highlights depending on the season.
The Dinosaur Park and the Sci Fi Center are always available, where children’s eyes will surely light up and an entertaining day with the little ones is guaranteed.
Fort Wayne is both the name of an old fort and the second largest city in Indiana, with a population of just over 250,000, twinned with Gera in Germany.
The Indiana dunes are found on Lake Michigan, the Michigan lake where blue butterflies are also found. A hiking tour at the lake is highly recommended, you can make some interesting discoveries there.
There are also good bike paths to explore. The Indiana Dunes are open all year round and offer nature lovers diversion and relaxation.