Facts About Michigan

Facts About Michigan

Michigan became the 26th state of the United States in January 26, 1837. Michigan has a land area of 56,809 square miles and it is the 22th biggest state. Its capital city is Lansing and its biggest state is Detroit.

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  • State Motto: "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circum spice" (If you are seeking a amenable (pleasant) peninsula, look around you)

  • State Abbreviation: MI

  • State Name of Residents: Michiganders, Michiganians or Michiganites

  • State Song: Michigan, My Michigan

  • State Nick Name: Wolverine State

  • State Tree: White pine

  • State Flower: Apple blossom

  • State Wild Flower: Dwarf Lake Iris

  • State Bird: Robin (Turdus migratorius)

  • State Mammal: White-tailed deer

  • State Fish: Brook trout

  • State Reptile: Painted turtle

  • State Stone: Petoskey Stone

  • State Gem: Chlorastrolite ("green star stone")

  • State Soil: Kalkaska sand

  • State Major Rivers: Detroit River, Grand River, Kalamazoo River, St. Clair River, St. Marys River

  • State Major Lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

  • State Highest Point: Mt. Arvon - 1,978 feet (604 m) above sea level

  • Bordering States: Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and across Lake Superior is Minnesota

  • State Bordering Country: Canada

  • State Name Origin: Michigan is from an Algonquian Chippewa Indian word "meicigama" that means "big sea water" (referring to the Great Lakes).

  • State Largest City: Detroit

  • State Largest Cities:
    * Detroit * Grand Rapids * Warren * Sterling Heights * Lansing * Flint * Ann Arbor * Clinton * Livonia * Dearborn *

  • Counties of Michigan: 83

  • Michigan County Map:

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