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Michigan . USA

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Capital - Lansing

No. of Counties - 83

Population - 10,077,331

Area - 96,716 sq mi (250,497 km2) sqkm

Pop. Density - 174/sq mi (67.1/km2)

Median Household Income - $54,900

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About - Michigan

Michigan, one of the United States' most diverse states in terms of geography and culture, has several key facts:

  1. Geography: Michigan is located in the Great Lakes region of the United States. It is the only state in the U.S. to be divided into two large landmasses, the Upper Peninsula (UP) and the Lower Peninsula (LP), separated by the Straits of Mackinac.

  2. Population: As of my last update, Michigan had a population of over 10 million people, making it the 10th most populous state in the U.S.

  3. Capital: Lansing is the capital city of Michigan.

  4. Largest City: Detroit is the largest city in Michigan, known historically as a major center for the automotive industry and as the birthplace of Motown music.

  5. Economy: Michigan has a diverse economy, with industries including manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, and technology. It has been historically known as the center of the American automotive industry, with Detroit being home to the "Big Three" automakers: General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (now part of Stellantis).

  6. Higher Education: Michigan is home to several prestigious universities, including the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan State University in East Lansing, and Wayne State University in Detroit.

  7. Great Lakes: Michigan is bordered by four of the five Great Lakes: Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie, making it a popular destination for water-based activities.

  8. Natural Beauty: The state boasts a diverse range of landscapes, including forests, lakes, sand dunes, and coastline, making it a popular destination for outdoor recreation.

  9. Automotive Heritage: Michigan's automotive industry has had a profound impact on both the state and the nation as a whole, shaping its economy, culture, and identity.

  10. Cultural Influence: Michigan has a rich cultural heritage, with significant contributions from various ethnic groups, including Native American tribes, European settlers, and migrants from the American South and around the world. This diversity is reflected in the state's festivals, cuisine, and arts scene.

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