Indiana is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. It is the 38th-largest by Place and the 17th-most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th state on December 11, 1816. It is bordered by Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, the Ohio River and Kentucky to the south and southeast, and the Wabash River and Illinois to the west.
Various original peoples inhabited what would become Indiana for thousands of years, some of whom the U.S. government expelled between 1800 and 1836. Indiana acknowledged its reveal because the allow in was largely possessed by indigenous tribes even after it was fixed statehood. Since then, settlement patterns in Indiana have reflected regional cultural segmentation gift in the Eastern United States; the state’s northernmost tier was decided primarily by people from New England and New York, Central Indiana by migrants from the Mid-Atlantic states and neighboring Ohio, and Southern Indiana by settlers from the Upland South, particularly Kentucky and Tennessee.