6 Facts About Michigan


Michigan, which is known as the Great Lakes State, is located in the Midwestern United States. The state was founded in 1837 and is known for its rich Native American history, the birthplace of the automobile industry, Motown music, and so much more. Read on to learn 6 incredible facts about the state of Michigan.

Here are 6 interesting Michigan facts

    1. With a population of just over 10 million, Michigan is the 10th most populous state in the United States. (source) Its most populous city is Detroit with over 600,000 residents.
    1. Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline in the United States; largely due to the fact that it is surrounded by 4 of the 5 Great Lakes. (source) The freshwater coastline stretches 3,288 miles.
    1. The state is the leading producer of automobiles in the United States. (source) Michigan is home to the headquarters of major automakers such as General Motors and Ford. The state produces 19% of all automobiles built in the United States.
    1. Its name comes from the Ojibwe word “mishigami” which means “large lake”. (source)
    1. Stout is the most popular beer variety in Michigan. (source) An analysis of Google trends data revealed the top beer type.
    1. The state bird of Michigan is the American robin. (source) The robin has been the state bird since 1931, however a recent movement is pushing to have the state bird changed to a bird that is unique to Michigan: the Kirtland warbler.

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