Located in the Midwestern region of the United States and carrying the motto “Crossroads of America”, Indiana was the 19th state to be admitted to the Union, in 1816. It borders the Lake Michigan, Ohio River and Ohio State, Wabash River, Illinois and Kentucky.
Earlier habited by various American Natives groups, the territory has more recently been occupied by a great and diversified amount of people. Although, there is a territorial segmentation in which the Northern, Central and Southern parts of the state are home to different populational groups.
In parts, the reason why Indiana attracts migrants from many places such as New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, Kentucky and Mid-Atlantic States is that its territory is placed in a “heart” position of the national territory, although the state is historically considered as being part of the Northern region.
In terms of economy, the diversity is also observed. Manufacturing has a high importance for the state income, being motor vehicles, auto parts, pharmaceutical products, medical and optical equipment, electric and industrial machinery the 5 top industries in the exportation field there.
Indianapolis is the state’s capital and a planned city, being also the largest of the Indiana and the center of one of the many metropolitan areas of this state. This capital is in the midst of the Corn Belt, considered to be an influent commercial and industrial city. Along with the statewide important industries, also transportation, health care and tourism are major products in Indianapolis.