Reef A ridge of rocks found in the tidal zone along a coastline.
Its northern areas lie in the mainstream of the industrial belt that extends from Pennsylvania and New York to Illinois. Agricultural activity is heaviest in the central region, which is situated in the Corn Beltwhich stretches from Ohio to Nebraska. Although Indiana is historically part of the Northmany parts of the state display a character that is much like that of the South.
This is largely a reflection of the early settlement of the region by migrants from the South, who brought with them a hearty distrust of the federal government.
Though generally considered a conservative and Republican stronghold, Indiana has voted into both state and national office nearly as many Democrats as Republicans.
Area 36, square miles 94, square km. Population 6,; est. Land Relief, drainage, and soils Indiana forms part of the east-central lowlands that slope downward from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River.
The more-eroded southern part of the state gives way to the central plain, an extremely fertile agricultural belt with large farms, and then to the mostly flat glacial lake basin and moraine rocky glacial debris region of northern Indiana.
The highest elevation is near the Ohio border, at about 1, feet metres above sea levelwhile the lowest point, at roughly feet metresis in the southwest where the Wabash River enters the Ohio River.
About 90 percent of the land lies between and 1, feet and metres. The general slope and drainage pattern is toward the south and southwest, though an almost imperceptible groundswell in the northeast forms a watershed between the St.
Lawrence and Mississippi basins. The Wabash, the Ohio, and the east and west forks of the White River form part of the Mississippi basin. In the north the St.
Tim Kiser A high percentage of the forested land is privately owned, primarily by farmers. Among the dramatic features of the landscape are the Indiana Dunes — sand dunes along Lake Michigan—most of which have been removed from the public domain by industry and private homes.
This situation was remedied somewhat with the dedication in of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. One of the most scenic parts of the state is the hilly south-central region around Brown County. Climate Indiana has four distinct seasons and a temperate climate, usually escaping extremes of cold and heat.
Annual precipitation varies from about 45 inches 1, mm in the south-central region to about 37 inches mm in the north. Snow may fall over a six-month period and averages more than 20 inches mm annually, with the cities along the northern border often reporting more than inches 2, mm.
The climate of northwestern Indiana is modified greatly by its presence in the lee of Lake Michigan.
Cold air passing over the warmer lake water in fall October through December and winter January through March induces heavy precipitation, and winter snowfall especially is several times greater than in other parts of the state.
Spring, with its generally erratic and unstable weather, is the season with the greatest number of tornadoes.
Plant and animal life In the early 19th century Indiana was almost entirely covered with the deciduous hardwood forests common to the eastern United States. The nonforested portion of the state, primarily in the northwestern corner, consisted of grasslands —an extension into Indiana of the central Great Plains.
Steady growth of agriculture, urban areas, and industry and the consequent pollution have taken a toll on natural life, however. Pollution of both air and water has been particularly severe near the industrial areas along the southern tip of Lake Michigan.
Flowering trees, such as tulip trees Liriodendron tulipifera; also called yellow poplars and dogwoodsilluminate the forests in spring. Indiana is home to many sorts of animals commonly found in the eastern United States.
Aside from white-tailed deerthe population of which has been revived largely as a result of government conservation efforts, smaller mammals such as opossums, skunks, raccoons, rabbits, moles, shrews, and bats are abundant throughout the state.
Rodents of various sorts are plentiful; they include woodchucks, squirrels, rats, mice, and, in the wetlands of the northeast and southwest, beavers and muskrats. White-tailed deer buck Odocoileus virginianus Karl H. Maslowski People Population composition Hoosiers are predominantly white, native-born Americans of native-born parents, most of whom trace their ancestry ultimately to Germany, England, Scotland, and Ireland.
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