Covering an area of 94,321 sq. km, the State of Indiana is located in the East-North-Central (Midwest and Great Lakes) region of the United States.
In the northern parts, along the edges of Lake Michigan, drifting sandhills cover the shoreline of Indiana. Massive glaciers from the last Ice Age certainly left their marks in northern Indiana, as the rolling land is rocky, and dotted with dozens of small lakes. The north-central part of the state is fertile, hilly farmland commonly called America's Corn Belt, which also stretches into the states of Illinois and Iowa.
As observed on the map, much of the southern half of Indiana is hilly, as the state's land begins its gentle rise into the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau of eastern Kentucky. Located near the Ohio border in Wayne County is Hoosier Hill – the state’s highest point, which rises to an elevation of 1,257ft (383m).
Underground caves and streams, as well hundreds of small (mostly seasonal) waterfalls are commonly found throughout Southern Indiana.
Indiana's most revered river - the Wabash River is the longest river in the state. About 475 miles (764km) in length, the Wabash River snakes its way through the center of the state. Additional rivers of note include Ohio, Kankakee, Patoka, White, Blue, Whitewater, Maumee, and St. Joseph Rivers. Numerous river cliffs front the Ohio River, the river that forms the state’s entire border with Kentucky. The state’s lowest point is situated at the confluence of Ohio and Wabash Rivers, at an elevation of 320ft.
The major lakes of Indiana include Lake Michigan, Tippecanoe Lake (the state’s deepest lake), Wawasee Lake (the largest natural lake), and Lake Monroe- which is Indiana’s largest lake.
The State of Indiana is divided into 92 counties. In alphabetical order, these counties are: Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, DeKalb, Delaware, Dubois, Elkhart, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jasper, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, La Porte, Lagrange, Lake, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Porter, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, St Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Warrick, Washington, Wayne, Wells, White, and Whitley.
With an area of 94,321 sq. km, Indiana is the 38th largest and the 17th most populous state in the USA. Located near the center of the state at the confluence of Fall Creek and White River is Indianapolis – the capital, largest, and the most populated city of Indiana. It serves as an administrative, cultural, and economic center of the state. The world’s largest children’s museum is found in Indianapolis, which occupies over 40,227 sq.m of exhibition space and showcases more than 120,000 artifacts.
The State of Indiana is located in the East-North-Central (Midwest and Great Lakes) region of the United States. It is geographically positioned both in the Northern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. Indiana is bordered by Michigan in the north; by Ohio in the east; by the Ohio River and Kentucky in the south and southeast; by the Wabash River and Illinois in the west; and by Lake Michigan in the northwest.
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This page was last updated on February 25, 2021