Indiana - the state at the northeast, one of the so-called states of the Northeast Center. The territory is 94.3 thousand km ². Population - 6,376,792 people. The capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Other major cities is Fort Wayne, Evansville, Gary, South Bend, Hammond. Official name is Hoosier State. The area of the Indiana - 94 321 km ², of which 98.5% is land. At the north Indiana is bordered by Michigan and has access to Lake Michigan to the east of Ohio, in the south - with the state of Kentucky (on the Ohio River) at the west - of Illinois. Indiana territory is divided into the northern lake region, the central plains and rolling foothills of the southern Cumberland Plateau. Major rivers is the Ohio and Wabash. The climate is temperate continental, with hot, humid summers and cold winters.