The state has 83 counties. Nicknamed 'The Motor City', Detroit was once a center of the U.S. automotive industry. It is the most populous city in Michigan and second largest city in the Midwest. Lansing, the fifth largest city in Michigan, is the state capital. Grand Rapids is the hometown of 38th U.S. President Gerald Ford.
Home to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor was a focal point of the Civil Rights Movement and anti-Vietnam War movement during the 1960s and 1970s. Warren is Metro Detroit’s largest suburb. Kalamazoo is famous for local breweries and distilleries. Flint is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the state. Dearborn is the hometown of Henry Ford who founded the Ford Motor Company.
Sterling Heights, Livonia, Troy, and Westland are other major cities in Michigan.
Getting In and Around
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is the busiest airport in the state.
Amtrak's Pere Marquette, Wolverine, and Blue Water passenger trains operate through the state.
I-75, I-94, I-69, and I-96 are primary interstate highways in Michigan.
Last Updated on: August 3rd, 2017