Indiana is the 19th state of the United States, having been a member of the Union since it joined on December 11, 1816. Its diversity is reflected on its culture, history as well as its economy. During its years as a territory (1800-1816) it was inhabited by people of different regional cultures who came from other parts of the country, creating a pattern of cultural segmentations in the the territory. Its present capital and largest city is Indianapolis.
You cannot mention Indiana without thinking about sports. Several sports teams and events, such as the Indy 500, the Indy Eleven, the Brickyard 400 motorsports races, the Pacers and the Colts, call Indiana home. Here are some more interesting things that you should know about the Hoosier State that you probably didn’t know!