Capital City – LansingLargest City – DetroitPopulation - 9,876,187 (2011 estimate)Primary Industries – Automanufacturing, agricultureState Nickname – Wolverine State or The Great Lake StateState Abbreviation - MI
Michigan’s population distribution Michigan Hardiness Zones – Shows temperatures differences throughout the state
Bounded by four of the Great Lakes (Michigan,Superior, Huron, Erie)Longest freshwater coastline of any politicalsubdivision in the worldHas 64,980 lakes and pondsA person is never more than 6 miles from anatural water source or more than 85 milesfrom a Great Lake
Native Americans have lived forthousands of years in the Michigan area1700s – French and British explored1800s – European settlers arrived1837 – Michigan became a state1903 – Ford Motor Company established by HenryFord; Lumbering and Agriculture prominent1900s – Michigan greatest manufacturing state
Michigan is a very unique state with lots of fun facts.Michigan’s symbols include it’s flag, seal, and statedesignated bird & flower.The state is surrounded by most of the Great Lakes.Native Americans first lived here, then Europeans,than the land became a U.S. state.Michigan has many scenic outdoor areas, lots of greatplaces to travel to, and fun recreational opportunities.
State facts - http://www.infomi.com/information.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michiganhttp://www.muninetguide.com/states/michigan.phphttp://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108228.htmlhttp://www.50states.com/michigan.htmhttp://www.50states.com/facts/michigan.htmhttp://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/michigan/State facts, symbols -http://www.theus50.com/michigan/information.phpState quarter - http://www.theus50.com/michigan/quarter.phpState government - http://www.michigan.gov/Tourism -http://www.michigan.org/http://www.theus50.com/michigan/tourism.phphttp://wikitravel.org/en/Michiganhttp://www.zinio.com/reader.jsp?issue=416207349&o=ext&WT.mc_id=Free_1.20.11_Michigan_Travel_Jan_2012Outdoor s / Natural Areas -http://www.theus50.com/michigan/outdoors.php