Indiana . . . State 19
The Indiana state flag has 19 gold stars and gold torch on a blue field. The torch represents liberty and enlightenment. The rays represent far-reaching influence. The stars in the outer circle represent the 13 original states; those in the inner circle are for the five states admitted to the Union next. The star above above the torch represents Indiana, the 19th state. The flag was adopted in 1917.
Indiana became a state on December 11, 1816 as the 19th state. Indiana is in the north central United States and means "land of the Indians." The Indiana state motto is "The Crossroads of America". The states residents are commonly called to as Hoosiers although no one seems to know how this originated. Today, Indiana is a state of mostly small towns and midsize cities. The capital, Indianapolis, is the largest city and is where the nation's most famous auto race, the Indianapolis 500, is held each year.
Most of Indiana has a humid continental climate. Winters are cold, long and bring a lot of snow. Summers are warm with high humidity. Spring and fall seasons are mild and pleasant with cool morning temperatures. Indiana is what is considered Tornado alley and there is an average 400 sighted funnel clouds each year. It is also a part of the Corn Belt which stretches from Ohio to Nebraska.
Indiana Agriculture includes: corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy products, eggs.
Indiana Industry: Steel, electric equipment, transportation equipment, chemical products, petroleum and coal products, machinery.
Indiana has 92 counties:
Adams - Allen - Bartholomew - Benton - Blackford - Boone - Brown - Carroll - Cass - Clark - Clay - Clinton - Crawford - Daviess - Dearborn - Decatur - De Kalb - 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 - Lagrange - Lake - La Porte - Lawrence - Madison - Marion - Marshall - Martin - Miami - Monroe - Montgomery - Morgan - Newton - Noble - Ohio - Orange - Owen - Parke - Perry - Pike - Porter - Posey - Pulaski - Putnam - Randolph - Ripley - Rush - St. Joseph - Scott - Shelby - Spencer - Starke - Steuben - Sullivan - Switzerland - Tippecanoe - Tipton - Union - Vanderburgh - Vermillion - Vigo - Wabash - Warren - Warrick - Washington - Wayne - Wells - White - Whitley