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A state in the Midwest region of the U.S. Bordered by Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio and the likes of Michigan. Known as the "Hoosier State," its name is often mistakingly referred to as its largest city of Indianapolis by outsiders from the Midwest (except those from Michigan) who are too stupid to know the difference between Indiana and Indianapolis. It ranks 14th in population with over 6 million residents. It is often stereotyped as a place of rednecks (some believe it to have the most of any midwest state), corn, covered bridges and homes with a basketball hoop adjacent to a gigantic cornfield. The real Indiana, although with a lot of corn ranks #1 in the production of steel (Gary), popcorn, mint, tomatoes, musical instuments, caskets, recreational vehicles (RVs), pharmacueticals and truck bodies. Other important things about Indiana is its love for basketball and auto racing. "Hoosier hysteria" is the term that describes its craze for the sport. The Indy 500 in Indianapolis is the world's largest single-day sporting event. The Brickyard 400, also in Indianapolis is the 2nd largest race in the NASCAR circuit.

Indiana's capital and largest city is Indianapolis. It is the 12th largest largest city in the U.S. with 792,000 in its city limits and 1.7 million in the metro area. Indy is not Napt-town anymore. It is in the midst of a huge renneisance and Carmel is perhaps its most well-known suburb, known for its posh setting. No other city in Indiana can come remotely close to being rivaled in size, culture and commerce.

Gary is the steel-manufacturing center of the country and is considered a Chicago suburb. Gary is perhaps the epitome of urban blight and decay and is among the most dangerous cities in the country notoriuos for its violence and poverty.

The rest of Indiana is pretty low-key and conservative. Fort Wayne is OK. South Bend has Notre Dame University. West Lafayette is known for Purdue University, while Bloomington is the home of Indiana University. Indiana residents are often divided in loyalty among college sports fans between Purdue and Indiana.

Indiana is pretty average as far as state's go. It's not too big, not too small. Not overly populated and not sparsely populated. It's a pretty good state, all-in-all and is much better than its neighbor to the north in Michigan and not as many rednecks as its southern neighbor Kentucky.
Indiana is my home and I am proud to be a Hoosier.
by darrenkrkc March 21, 2007
Professer Jones' first name
Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
Whatever the next one coming out is called
A state in the good old U.S.A.
his last name is jones
who needs one?
by Tasty Snax July 03, 2003
A state that the average American knows very little about.
Girl: Do you know where Indiana is?
Guy: Isn't it in Michigan or something?
Girl: No, I think it's a state.
Guy: Yea, one of those made-up ones, like Kansas.
by phil knight August 25, 2006
An alright state that has a good NBA team, average NFL team, and one of the most dangerous cities in the country, Gary, Indiana
I like Indiana since my movie is going to be featured in Indiana.
by *Wonderboy Marvel* June 30, 2003
This state can Be Found In The Midwest United States. Also, more specifically, it can be found between the great states of Illinois and Ohio. What's in Ohio, people sometimes ask. I believe the more accurate question is this: What's in Indiana?
An Obsession With Professional Basketball (See Below.)
Summer Camps (Waycross, Hickory Hill, Gallahue Valley)
Fudge Shops (Southern Indiana; Nashville, specifically)
Beautiful Downtown Bean Blossom T-Shirts (Look at an atlas to locate Bean Blossom)
Brown County State Park
The James Dean Birthplace And Museum (James Dean was the only movie star to be born in Indiana; unfortunately, he was super famous (and died) in the 1950s.)
French Lick (where Larry Bird is from)
A Professional Basketball Team
Marsh Supermarkets
Auto Racing Up The Wazoo (The Indy 500 is the most well-known of these events)
Obsessive Weathermen Who Act As Though Even The Slightest Possibility Of Bad/Dangerous/Stormy Weather is the End of the World.
My Old House
Pig Factories That You Can Smell From the Highway
Camp Jellystone (Why anyone would go to this vacation spot masquerading as a trailer park is beyond me.)
A Highway That, If Followed Long Enough, Will Get You Up North (Chicago, for example).
The Indiana Pacers; you may know them as the team that got into a brawl with the Detroit Pistons during the 2004-2005 Season
by VTP August 30, 2005
a great state which is not only filled with corn and rednecks like just about all city slickers think of. its got the indy 500, indianapolis colts, indiana pacers, and other sports teams. its also the hometown of benjamin harrison. i was born in new york but now live in indianapolis and every time i visit new york and people ask me where i live i tell them indianapolis and they think im a hic, even though indianapolis is the 12th fuckin largest city in the US and gary indiana is really ghetto...so how the fuck do people think its rednecks? sure it has its rural farming areas, but not in naptown (indianapolis), the 12th largest city in the USA.
-yo man where you from?
-im from naptown, bitch!
-indianapolis? you must be a redneck. go grow some corn.
-fuck no man indianapolis is bigger than where you probly from.
by Bdan August 05, 2006