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Ratification or Admission:  December 11, 1816 (19th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1851
State Abbreviation:  IN
State Capital:  Indianapolis
Largest City - Population:  Indianapolis
Origin of the Name:  Latin for “Land of the Indians“
State Motto:  “The Crossroads of America”
State Nickname:  Hoosier State
State Song:  “On the Banks of the | Wabash, Far Away” | Lyrics: & Music: Paul Dresser
State Animal:  None
State Bird:  Northern Cardinal
State Fish:  None
State Flower:  Peony
State Fruit:  None
State Gemstone:  None
State Insect:  Say's Firefly
State Mineral:  None
State Tree:  Tulip Poplar
State Flag:  The field of the flag shall be blue with nineteen stars and a flaming torch in gold or buff. Thirteen stars shall be arranged in an outer circle, representing the original thirteen states; five stars shall be arranged in a half circle below the torch and inside the outer circle of stars, representing the states admitted prior to Indiana; and the nineteenth star, appreciably larger than the others and representing Indiana shall be placed above the flame of the torch.


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