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Michigan geography

  1. 1. Michigan Geography<br />Lower Peninsula <br />
  2. 2. General Geography<br />Bodies of water (The Great Lakes) border the lower peninsula<br />States of Ohio & Indiana border the southern state line<br />
  3. 3. General Geography Cont.<br />Often known as <br />“The Mitten” <br />“The L.P.”<br />“Below the Bridge”<br />
  4. 4. The 5 Regions: <br />
  5. 5. What Determines a Region<br />Geographic Placement<br />Vegetation <br />Population <br />Agriculture<br />
  6. 6. Northern Michigan<br />Small to medium size cities<br />Large portion of Great Lakes shoreline<br />
  7. 7. Northern Michigan Cont.<br />Tourism is the main industry<br />Frequently know to seasonal residents as “Up North” <br />
  8. 8. Tahquamenon Falls State Park<br />Northern Michigan Cont.<br />State & National Forests<br />
  9. 9. Porcupine Mountains <br />Wilderness State Park<br />Northern Michigan Cont.<br />State & National Forests<br />
  10. 10. West Michigan<br />Examples of different types of areas in the West:<br />Muskegon (North)<br />Grand Rapids (Northwest)<br />Kalamazoo/Battle Creek (South West)<br />
  11. 11. West Michigan Cont.<br />Boundaries are questionable and uncertain<br />Population density, land use, economic, & cultural characteristics (primarily Southwest) <br />
  12. 12. West Michigan Cont.<br />Famous Fruit Ridge <br />
  13. 13. Mid-Michigan Cont.<br />Economy:<br />Primarily agricultural (corn, beets, soy beans)<br />Some automobile manufacturing<br />
  14. 14. Mid-Michigan<br />Sub region: Southern MI <br />Mainly farmland <br />Moderate size cities<br />Home to our State Capitol <br />
  15. 15. Flint/Tri-Cities Region<br />2 sub regions: The Thumb & Greater Tri-Cities<br />Home to Flint<br />5th largest city in MI<br />
  16. 16. Cont.<br />Many lakes & rivers<br />Economy is dependent on manufacturing <br />
  17. 17. <ul><li>Michigan Sugar Company
  18. 18. Dow Chemical Company
  19. 19. Delphi Corporation </li></ul>Flint/Tri-Cities Region Cont.<br />Large Corporations<br />
  20. 20. Southeast Michigan<br />Majority of state businesses & industries<br />Over half of the states population<br />
  21. 21. Cont.<br />Home of Detroit <br />State’s largest city<br />
  22. 22. Biography & Credits <br />Armburst, “Lower Michigan Region Map,” February 7, 2011, GNU Free Documentation License<br />Endico, Dawn, “Upper Tahquamenon Falls,” October 7, 1991, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic<br />Abderhalden, Erik, “Porcupine Mountains,” April 23, 2006, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic <br />Kramer, “Michigan Countryside,” May 2008, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic <br />Drury, Patricia, “Detroit Renaissance Center,” March 22, 2009, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic <br />Microsoft Clip Art<br />

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