Michigan is a midwestern U.S. state bordering 4 of the Great Lakes. It contains more than 11,000 inland lakes, spread across its lower and upper peninsulas. Its largest city, Detroit, is famed as the seat of the U.S. auto industry, which inspired Diego Rivera’s murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Also in Detroit is Hitsville U.S.A., original headquarters of the Motown record company.
State Capital: Lansing.
Michigan state derives its name from "michi-gama" which is an Ojibwa (Chippewa) word for "large lake". The land area of Michigan ranks Michigan as the 23rd largest state among the 50 states, however, if you include the Great Lakes waters over Michigan's jurisdiction, Michigan ranks 10th in the US.
Michigan is the sole state to be separated into two large land masses. The sparsely populated and mineral-rich Upper Peninsula points eastward from northern Wisconsin between Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. The Lower Peninsula stretches northward from Ohio and Indiana. Both land masses have been connected by the "Big Mac" - a 5 mile long Mackinac Bridge across the Straits of Mackinac since 1957.
Michigan state was admitted into the union on 26th January 1837 as the 26th state. Michigan is an important state that contributes to the US economy. Michigan's largest city Detroit is synonymous as the capital of American automotive industry. Michigan continues to retain its strength in agriculture and forestry due to its inland lakes. With such natural resources and the fact that Michigan borders 4 out of the 5 Great Lakes, Michigan is one of the United States' leading tourist destination.
The population of Michigan is primarily urbanized and concentrated in the industrialized centers of the southern Lower Peninsula. With a union-dominated labor, many flocks to Michigan and Michigan's urban population reflects a broad spectrum of economic, ethnic, educational and professional backgrounds.
Michigan state's public higher education system has also consistently ranked among the best, most diverse and most widely respected in the US.
The Main Cities in Michigan
Below are the top 10 largest cities in the state of Michigan and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Detroit - 713,777
2.Grand Rapids - 188,040
3. Warren - 134,056
4. Sterling Heights - 129,699
5. Lansing - 114,297
6. Ann Arbor - 113,934
7. Flint - 102,434
8. Dearborn - 98,153
9. Livonia - Livonia
10.Westland - 84,094
Famous Landmarks in Michigan
Below are some of Michigan’s most visited landmarks:
-The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn is a 12-acre site that houses an incredible collection of Americana: antique machinery, automobiles, locomotives, and other pop culture artifacts.
Tallest Buildings in Michigan
Below are the tallest buildings in Michigan:
-The Renaissance Center in Detroit, commonly referred to as the RenCen, is a series of skyscrapers located on the city’s International waterfront. It is owned by General Motors and was built in 1977. The structure is 73 floors and 755 feet tall.
1. Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Centre (73 stories; 727 feet)
2. One Detroit Centre (43 stories; 619 feet)
3. Penobscot Building (47 stories; 565 feet)
4. Renaissance Center (39 stories; 522 feet)
5. Guardian Building (40 stories; 496 feet)
6. Book Tower (38 stories; 475 feet)
7. 150 West Jefferson (26 stories; 455 feet)
8. Fisher Building (30 stories; 444 feet)
9. Cadillac Tower (40 stories; 437 feet)
10. David Stott Building (32 stories; 437 feet)
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