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( The Great Lakes State / The Wolverine State )
Michigan Map Michigan gets its name from an Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian word meaning "large lake." in 1837, Michigan became the 26th state in the Union. Michigan is one of the nation's leading manufacturing states and it leads in the production of automobiles. Detroit, Michigan's largest city, is called the Automobile Capital of the World or Motor City. Michigan touches four of the five Great Lakes - Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior. It also has an additional 11,000 smaller lakes. The state's 5,000 kilometer shoreline is longer than that of any other state except Alaska. Michigan has year-round activities for people who enjoy sports and the outdoors. Michigan has an unusual geography, as it consists of two land masses - the sparsely populated Upper Peninsula and the mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula, home to most of the state's residents. Some of the famous celebrities that were born in Michigan include: Bruce Campbell, Steven Seagal, Sonny Bono, Tom Selleck,

The Flag of Michigan
Michigan state flag Entered the Union in 1837 as the 26th State; flag adopted in 1911. The motto is accompanied in the Michigan arms by the slogans "I Shall Defend" and "If You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look Around You." An elk, moose, and scenes from nature are included in the design.

Largest Cities in the State
(2000) Detroit, 951,270; Grand Rapids, 197,800; Warren, 138,247; Flint, 124,943; Sterling Heights, 124,471; Lansing, 119,128; Ann Arbor, 114,024; Livonia, 100,545; Dearborn, 97,775; Westland, 86,602
Business and Trade in Michigan
Agriculture: Dairy products, cattle, vegetables, hogs, corn, nursery stock, soybeans.

Industries: Motor vehicles and parts, machinery, fabricated metal products, food processing, chemical products, mining, tourism.

State Symbols and Emblems
  • Bird: Robin
  • Flower: Apple Blossom (pyrus coronaria)
  • Tree: White pine (pinus strobus)
  • Song(s): Michigan, My Michigan
  • Motto: Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam, Circumspice (If You Seek a Pleasant peninsula, Look About You)

Michigan Travel - Vacation Destinations & Recreation
National parks and historic locations suitable for family vacations or day trips.

Michigan Wetland Management District - East Lansing
Mio Pond State Forest Campground -
Walsh Road State Forest Trail Camp -
Lake Marjory State Forest Campground -
Pike Lake State Forest Campground-Marquette -
capital  Capital: Lansing

statehood  Statehood: 1837-01-26

population  Population:
9,938,444 (175 mi2)

geographic area   Geographic Area (mi2)
    Total 96,716.11
    Water 39,912.28
    Land 56,803.82
    Rank 22nd Largest

education   State Education:
    Pub & Prv Schools
    College & University

border states   Border States: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin

state health   Health Information:
    Illicit Drug Use
    Youth Risk Survey

housing   Housing: In Michigan, there are 4,234,279 housing units, averaging to 74.5 per sq mile.

Posters and Artwork
Mackinac Bridge, One of the World's Longest Suspension Bridges, St. Ignace, Michigan
Mackinac Bridge, One of the World's Longest Suspension Bridges, St. Ignace, Michigan
Photographic Print 24" x 18"
Lions in Zoo, Detroit, Michigan
Art Print 18" x 13"
Greetings from Alpena, Michigan
Giclee Print 24" x 18"
Shoe Shop, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan
Art Print 18" x 13"
Webster Hall, Detroit, Michigan
Art Print 18" x 13"
Milwaukee Skyline from Lake Michigan Shoreline
Premium Photographic Print 32" x 24"

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