Indiana, the 19th state admitted to the Union of the United States, is a Midwestern state between Ohio and Illinois with a coastline on the southern tip of Lake Michigan.
Large cities in Indiana include Indianapolis, the capital city, and Fort Wayne. Indiana's terrain is a lowland plain with rolling hills and occasional valleys.
The climate is humid with cool winters and warm summers. Annual precipitation is moderate to above average.
Indiana is a leader in manufacturing, particularly steel and pharmaceuticals. Indiana is a moderate tax state with state income and sales taxes.