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Michigan, the 11th largest state in the US is also the center of the automotive industry in the country. Explore the length and breadth of the state through this detailed map.
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: The Michigan map shows the Midwestern state being bordered by four of the Great Lakes – Lake Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie. Motown Museum in Detroit, Potter Park Zoo in the capital city of Lansing, and the Michigan Theater are among the popular attractions in Michigan shown on the map. Apart from Federal and state highways, important cities such as Jackson, Grand Rapids and Bay City are clearly depicted. Nearby airports and national forests are also shown on the map.

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About Michigan State
Michigan is a state in the Midwestern United States. It is located in the Great Lakes region and is the country's 11th biggest state. The name Michigan is derived from the Ojubwa word Mishigamaaa in French, which means large water or lake. The state is the 9th most populous in the nation, and boasts of being the center of the US automotive industry. Michigan is also know as the Wolverine State.
History
Native American tribes inhabited the land thousands of years prior the first European settlements. The region was dominated by 3 tribes: the Algonquian, the Potawatori, and the Ottawa people. Tens of thousands of Native Americans resided in the area when the first expedition, led by French Etienne Brule, arrived in 1622.

The first European settlement, however, came only in 1668 through Jacques Marquette. From 1671-75, missionaries began setting stations in the region.

During the French and Indian War in 1762, the French were defeated, forcing them to give up their territories in the New World. The British empire soon took over, but were then overthrown by Americans during the American Revolutionary War. The region was part of the Indiana territory in 1800. By 1805, the Michigan Territory was formed and its eventual statehood was achieved on January 26, 1837. The state was the 26th member of the Union.

Geography
Michigan is the only state in the US made up of 2 peninsulas. The lower peninsula is made up the manufacturing, services, and high-tech industries, while the upper peninsula consists mostly of natural resources and major tourist destinations.

The state's highest point is Mount Arvon, with a height of 1,979 feet above sea level.

Michigan is bordered by Canada to the north, Indiana and Ohio to the south, and the Great Lakes region, which comprises Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior.

Travel
Michigan has 78 state parks, 6 state forests and 19 state recreation areas - which give the state its distinction of being the largest state park and state forest system in the US.

There is a good number of natural attractions, charming towns and cities across the state. Mackinac Island is a Victorian-influenced summer destination, with quaint shops and charming houses making the city the perfect getaway for families on vacation. The Sleeping Sand Dunes provide ample hiking activities, as well as spectacular overlooking views.

The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit is a must-see in Michigan, with over 26 million artifacts sprawled across 200 acres - holding Henry Ford's original collections of America's most famous and innovative inventions.

Traverse City is another popular tourist destination in the state. It is otherwise known as The Cherry Capital of the World, where tourists get to visit its 30 wineries, breweries, and distilleries across the city.

Other popular points of interest in the state are the Grand Rapids, the Detroit Zoo, and the city of Muskegon.

Education
The state offers excellent options for higher education. The Michigan State University is a large public research university that attracts tens of thousands of students from across the country. It also holds the 8th largest campus population of any school in the US. Other popular and respected universities include the Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Kettering University, and the Kalamazoo College.

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Last Updated on : July 08, 2016



The official flag of Michigan has a blue background with the Coat of arms of Michigan that has a shield which consists of a man with a gun which represents that people have the ability to stand for their rights. There is a bald eagle and great animals of the Michigan also.
Official Name Michigan
Area96,716 sq mi (250,493 km2)
Population9,909,877 (2014 est)
CapitalLansing
Largest CityDetroit
Official LanguagesNone (English, de facto) ( Spoken : English 91.11% Spanish 2.93% Arabic 1.04%Other 4.92% )
Time ZoneEastern: UTC -5/-4 / Central: UTC -6/-5
GovernorRick Snyder
Lt. GovernorBrian Calley
U.S. SenatorDebbie Stabenow, Gary Peters
AbbreviationMI, Mich. US-MI
Joined the UnionJanuary 26, 1837 (26th)
NicknameThe Great Lakes State
Highest PointMount Arvon
Lowest PointLake Erie
Official Websitehttp://www.michigan.gov/

Michigan news and updates

West Michigan to be struck by strong storms soon
 
With reports about a strong line of storms heading towards West Michigan, a severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of the US state from the Storm Prediction Center. With a major portion of the Lower Peninsula under a slight risk, some of the storms might turn to be strong enough to cause a massive amount of damage. 
02:54 AM, July 22, 2016 (PST)

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