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Indiana is the 19th U.S. state and is located in the Midwest region of the United States of America. With over six million residents, it is ranked 15th in population and 17th in population density. It is 38th in land area. Indiana is bounded on the north by Lake Michigan and the state of Michigan; on the east by Ohio; on the south by Kentucky, with which it shares the Ohio River as a border; and on the west by Illinois. Indiana is one of the Great Lakes states. As of 2006, Indiana has an estimated population of 6,313,520, which is an increase of 47,501, or 0.8%, from the prior year and an increase of 233,003, or 3.8%, since the year 2000. The total gross state product in 2005 was US$214 billion in 2000 chained dollars. Indiana's per capita income, as of 2005, was US$31,150. The Calumet region of northwest Indiana is the largest steel producing area in the U.S.

Indiana is a diverse state with a few large urban areas and a number of smaller industrial cities. It is best known for the Indianapolis 500 American automobile race, held annually over the Memorial Day weekend, and a strong basketball tradition, often called Hoosier Hysteria. Residents of Indiana are called Hoosiers. The state's name means "Land of the Indians" and Angel Mounds State Historic Site, one of the best preserved prehistoric Native American sites in the United States, can be found in southern Indiana.

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Layout of the US Grand Prix circuit as used in 2005 with Turn 13 highlighted.
The 2005 United States Grand Prix, was a Formula One motor race held on June 19, 2005 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was the ninth race of the 2005 Formula One Season. Out of 20 cars entered for the race, only the six cars from the Bridgestone-shod teams (Ferrari, Minardi and Jordan) competed. The remaining fourteen entrants, all using Michelin tyres, retired after the parade lap due to safety concerns.

Following several tyre failures before the race, most spectacularly on Ralf Schumacher's Toyota during Friday practice, Michelin advised its seven customer teams that they could not safely race on the tyres provided for them. The FIA, the sport's governing body, refused to allow a chicane to be installed, maintaining that such rule changes would be grossly unfair to the Bridgestone-shod teams, who had come prepared with properly working tyres. The Michelin teams, unable to come to a compromise with the FIA, decided not to participate. The situation created enormous negative publicity for the sport of Formula One, especially in the United States, a market in which Formula One had struggled to establish itself over the preceding 20 years, leading some to label the race as Indygate.

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  • June 23: On the campaign trail in the USA, May 2016
  • May 5: Indiana primaries: Bernie Sanders wins Democratic, Donald Trump wins Republican
  • May 8: Indiana Governor signs needle exchange program
  • February 8: Cancer kills Niki Quasney, Indiana gay marriage pioneer
  • November 13: Two-time plane crash survivor, Austin Hatch, scores first goal in college sports

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James Warren "Jim" Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was the American founder of the Peoples Temple group, which committed mass suicide on November 18, 1978. Jones was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head among the 913 corpses there. Jim Jones was born to James and Lynetta Thurman Jones and graduated from high school at Richmond High School in Richmond, Indiana. He became a preacher in the 1950s. He obtained a bachelors degree at Butler University in 1961, and after graduate school from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, Jim sold pet monkeys door-to-door to raise money to fund his own church, Wings of Deliverance.

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Elkhart is a city located about 100 miles due east of Chicago in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. It has the larger population of the two principal cities of the Elkhart-Goshen Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn is part of the South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka Combined Statistical Area, in a region commonly known as Michiana. The city has a population of 51,874 as of the 2000 census. Despite the name, Goshen, located about 10 miles south of Elkhart, is the county seat of Elkhart County.

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The State of Indiana
Flag of Indiana State seal of Indiana
Flag of Indiana Seal
Nickname(s): The Hoosier State
Motto(s): The Crossroads of America
Map of the United States with Indiana highlighted
Official language English
Capital Indianapolis
Largest city Indianapolis
Largest metro Indianapolis-Carmel MSA
Area Ranked 38th
 • Total 36,418 sq mi
(94,321 km2)
 • Width 140 miles (225 km)
 • Length 270 miles (435 km)
 • % water 1.5
 • Latitude 37° 46′ N to 41° 46′ N
 • Longitude 84° 47′ W to 88° 6′ W
Population Ranked 15th
 • Total 6,080,485
 • Density 169.5/sq mi  (65.46/km2)
Ranked 16th
Elevation
 • Highest point Hoosier Hill[1]
1,257 ft (383 m)
 • Mean 689 ft  (210 m)
 • Lowest point Ohio River[1]
320 ft (98 m)
Admission to Union December 11, 1816 (19th)
Governor Mike Pence (R) (2013)
Lieutenant Governor Susan Ellspermann (R) (2013)
Legislature Indiana General Assembly
 • Upper house Senate
 • Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D)
Dan Coats (R)
U.S. House delegation List
Time zones  
 • 80 counties Eastern UTC-5/-4
 • 12 counties in
Evansville and
Gary Metro Areas
Central: UTC-6/-5
ISO 3166 US-IN
Abbreviations IN
Website www.in.gov

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The Bible, in bidding us to feed the hungry and clothe the naked, said nothing about color, and I should try to follow out the teachings of that good book
Levi Coffin, to people questioning his involvement in the Underground Railroad
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  1. ^ a b "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. 29 April 2005. Retrieved 2006-11-06. 
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