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Capital City:

Lansing

Statehood:

January 26, 1837 (26th)

Population:

9,871,000

Nickname:

Great Lakes State/ Wolverine State / Water Wonderland

Motto:

Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam, Circumspice (If You Seek a Pleasant peninsula, Look About You)

Origin of State Name:

Based on Chippewa Indian word "meicigama" meaning "great water," and referring to the Great Lake

Counties:

83

Largest Cities:

Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Flint, Lansing

Border States:

Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin

Land Area:

56,959 sq. mi., 23rd largest

Highest Point:

Mt. Arvon, 1,979 ft.

Lowest Point:

Lake Erie, 572 ft.

State Bird:

Robin

State Flower:

Apple Blossom (pyrus coronaria)

State Tree:

White pine (pinus strobus)

State Song:

Michigan, My Michigan

State Web Site:

www.state.mi.us


For more websites on Michigan check out Michigan Links.

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