Welcome to IndianaIndiana is a U.S. state located in the Great Lakes region, with approximately 6.3 million residents. It is ranked 38th in land area, and is the smallest state in the continental U.S. west of the Appalachian Mountains. It is bordered on the north by Michigan, on the east by Ohio and on the west by Illinois. The Ohio River separates Indiana from Kentucky on the southern border. Indiana is one of eight states that make up the Great Lakes region.
Indiana has a humid continental climate, with cool winters and warm, wet summers. The extreme southern portion of the state is within the humid subtropical climate area that receives the most precipitation.
The capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana has one major city, several other urban areas, a number of smaller industrial cities, and many small towns. It is known nationally for its sports teams and events, such as the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, the NBA's Indiana Pacers, the Indianapolis 500 motorsports race, and for basketball.
Angel Mounds State Historic Site is one of the best preserved prehistoric Native American sites in the United States and is located in Southwestern Indiana near Evansville.
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