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The capital of Indiana is Indianapolis.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Indiana: IN
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "IND" as the abbreviation for Indiana. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "IN" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviation for Indiana: Ind.
The pronunciation of Indiana:
When the people of Indiana refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: Most of Indiana lies in the Eastern Time (EST/EDT) zone.
The following counties are in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone:
All of Indiana observes daylight saving time:
Nickname for Indiana: "The Hoosier State"
State Motto: "The Crossroads of America"
State Bird: Cardinal (cardinalis cardinalis)
State Tree: Yellow Poplar/Tulip Poplar/Tulip Tree (liriodendron tulipifera)
State Flower: Peony (paeonia)
State Song: "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away"
Statehood: Indiana became the 19th state on Dec 11, 1816.
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