Indiana is a vast state.

It covers some 36,000 sq. mi. of land between Lake Michigan and the Ohio River and contains more than 6.6 million inhabitants.

With so many people spread across such a wide territory, it's easy to think that nothing possibly could unite all Hoosiers.

But, in fact, state officials have designated 15 symbols to represent to the world what Indiana, and its many diverse residents, are all about.

Gov. Eric Holcomb even recently proposed a 16th symbol — a state insect.

See how many of Indiana's current state symbols you know, and learn about what could become its newest.

By Dan Carden, dan.carden@nwi.com, 317-637-9078