|Detroit City Facts|
|Country||USA (United State of America)|
|Total Area||143 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||42.3314° N, 83.0458° W|
|Time Zone||EST (UTC-05:00)|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||Detroit Institute of Arts,Motown Historical Museum,Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History|
|Universities||University of Detroit Mercy,Wayne State University|
Situated in the Wayne County of Michigan, Detroit boasts of being the oldest city in Midwest USA. Detroit is famous for being the headquarters of three automobile giants, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. The city of Detroit is a fascinating mix of the traditional and the modern ways of life.
The beautiful city of Detroit is located on the banks of the Detroit River that connects Lake Erie and Lake Saint Clair. Detroit experiences temperate climate. The summer here is warm and humid while the winters are very cold. Summer temperatures in Detroit hovers around 90 o F and Detroit winter temperature usually stays well below freezing point. Rainfall in Detroit is pretty uniform and falls almost every month. Precipitation in Detroit also takes the form of snowfall. Snow in Detroit usually falls between November and April.
Detroit was founded in 1701 by Frenchman Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. Detroit was then established as a fur trading post. Many years later in 1903 Detroit was made into an automotive factory post by the legendary Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motors. Modern Detroit started growing from this period onwards.
Hotel and Restaurants :
Some of the popular hotels in Detroit are as follows:
The Courtyard Detroit Downtown Hotel
Doubletree Hotel Dearborn Detroit
Detroit Marriot Renaissance Center Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Detroit
Holiday Inn Express Detroit
Some of the popular restaurants in Detroit are as follows:
Important Festivals: The Comerica Michigan Tastefest is an annual festival held in Detroit. Displayed in this festival are a variety of sumptuous dishes by dozens of Detroit restaurants. These restaurants put on display a wide variety of American and ethnic dishes in this five-day arts and cultural fair. It is held in the week of 4th of July every year. Along with the food, you can enjoy the entertainment shows that are put up here for children and adults alike.
Economy: The core area of the economy of Detroit is the automobile industry. The three biggest automobile companies of America: Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and DaimlerChrysler are located here. Besides this, many industries related to the automotive industry, such as auto parts, supplies, etc. are based here. The economy of Detroit is almost singularly dependant on the automotive industry. In addition to the manufacturing of automobiles, its economy relies on aircraft manufacturing, aluminum production, food processing, etc.
Climate: The climate of Detroit is moderate. Spring is pleasant, but it can also be wet and windy. Detroit summers are hot and humid. The month of July is the hottest month of the year. Winters are from November to March and often experience sub-zero temperatures. Spells of snowfall are often seen. In the fall, the climate is quite warm. This is also the best time for a tourist to visit to Detroit.
Last Updated : March 12, 2014