Facts About Michigan
Facts About MichiganMichigan 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
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