Michigan State of America

Michigan, 26th State

Michigan flag

“Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice”
(If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you)
  • Name (Chippewa Indian word): “meicigama”; “great water”
  • Governor: Gretchen Esther Whitmer (Democratic Party)
  • Capital: Lansing
  • Population:  10,045,000 (2020), (10th most populous)
  • Location: on map of US.
    1. North; Lake Superior,Canada
    2. East; Lake Erie, Canada
    3. South; Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin
    4. West; Lake Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota
    5. Southwest; Illinois,
  • Area: 250,737 km2/96,810 mi2, 11th by rank
  • Postal abbreviation: MI
  • Admitted to Union: January 26, 1837
  • official language: none
1.      State’s Symbols
  • State tree: Eastern White Pine
  • State Grass: none
  • State flower: Apple Blossom
  • State Wild-flower: Dwarf Lake Iris
  • State food: none
  • State Game Animal: White-Tailed Deer
  • State Insect: none
  • State Fish: Brook Trout
  • State Amphibian: none
  • State Dinosaur: none
  • State Reptile: Painted Turtle
  • State Bird: Robin Redbreast
  • State Fossil: Mastodon
  • State Rock: Petoskey Stone
  • State Gemstone: Isle Royale Greenstone
  • State mineral: none
  • State Sports: none
  • State Song: My Michigan
  • State Tartan: xx
  • State Coat of Arms

coat of arm

  • State Seal:
  • State Poet Laureate: none
  • State Folk Dance: none
  • State Firearm: none
  • State Tall Ship: none
  • State Children’s Book: The Legend of Sleeping Bear
  • State Soil: Kalkaska Soil Series
2.       Geography Facts
  • Land: 147,135 km(56,809 mi2), 11th
  • Water: 103,602 km, (40,001 mi), 2nd
  • Great Lakes: 98,917 km(38,192 mi2),1st
  • inland lakes: 11,000
  • State Forests: 6
  • National Forests: 3
  • State Parks: 99
  • Public Beaches: 24
  • National Parks: 5
  • Water: 5%
  • Largest city (by area): Detroit (370.1 km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Detroit (667,272 people)
  • Lowest point: Michigan; 572 feet, 38th lowest
  • Highest point: Arvon; 1,980 feet, (603 m.), 38th tallest
3.      Facts about Michigan
  • Michigan is the only place in the world which has floating post office operating for about 125 years.
  • United States first regularly scheduled air passage service began operation between Grand Rapids and Detroit in 1926.
  • The sand particles on the beaches of Grand Haven make a whistling sound as you walk upon them so called “Singing sand”.
  • Michigan is the only state that’s divided into two peninsulas.
  • The Mackinac Bridge, which connects the two peninsulas, is one of the world’s longest suspension bridges and it is five miles long.
  • In 1879, Detroit, Michigan became the first city to have phone numbers.
  • Detroit, Michigan is the car capital of the world, or “Motor City.”
  • Nickname/s: Wolverine State, Great Lakes State
  • Key Cities: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor
  • Major industries: Manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, alternative energy.
  • Famous for: The Great Lakes, Automobile Plants, Kellog Cereal
  • Area codes: 231, 248, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 947, 989
4.       Natural Resources
  • Agriculture:
    1. Corn
    2. Soybeans
    3. Sugar beets
    4. Wheat
    5. Hay
    6. Christmas trees
    7. Apples
    8. Blueberries
    9. Cherries
  • Livestock:
    1. Hog
    2. Poultry
    3. Cow-Calf
  • Livestock products:
    1. Dairy
    2. Beef
    3. Poultry products
  • Gemstones and Minerals:
    1. Limestone
    2. Iron ore
  • Fossil fuel:
    1. Petroleum
    2. Natural gas
5.      Mountains

             Mountains: 292

             Best Hiking Trails to Visit:

  • North Country National Scenic Trail
  • Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail
  • Greenstone Ridge Trail (Isle Royale National Park)
  • Lakeshore (North Country Trail)
  • Pyramid Point Trail (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore)
  • Big Carp River Trail (Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park)
  • Port Crescent Trails (Port Crescent State Park)
  • Potawatomi, Algonquin and Chippewa Trails (Negwegon State Park)
  • Great Warren Dune Trail (Warren Dunes State Park)
  • Penosha Trail (Brighton Recreation Area)
6.        Divisions
  • 83 Counties
  • 276 cities
  • 257 towns
  • 1,240 townships

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