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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Lansing // state code ISO: MI ; FIPS: US26
    surface: 147139 = 56813 sq.mi // rank in USA: 22 // location: East North Central
    climate: well-defined seasons tempered by the Great Lakes
    entered USA as 26th state on: 1837-01-26
    administrative division: 83 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 9,938,444
    population density 2000: 68 per = 175 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 6,9%
    main ethnic groups: white 80,2%; black 14,2%; Asian 1,8%; Native American/Nat. AK 0,6%; other 3%
    Economy and infrastructure
    corn, wheat, soybeans, dry beans, hay, potatoes, sweet corn, apples, cherries, sugar beets
    livestock (million): cattle: 0,98 / pigs: 0,95 / poultry: 7,6 ; broilers 0,75 / sheep: 0,071
    timber/lumber: maple, oak, aspen
    chief industries: manufacturing, services, tourism, agriculture, forestry/lumber
    chief industrial products: automobiles, transportation equipment, machinery, fabricated metals
    chief mining products: portland cement, iron ore, sand & gravel, magnesium compounds, crushed stone
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Mt. Arvon (Curwood) 604 m = 1980 ft
    other mountains: Porcupine Mts. 597
    lowest point in the state: ca 174 m (level of Lake Erie)
    lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Houghton Lake
    artificial lakes: there could be a few relatively small ones, but they are hardly recognisable on maps
    rivers: Muskegon, Grand, Kalamazoo, Escanaba, Menominee, St. Joseph
    others: islands: Beaver Island, Bois Blanc Island, North Manitou Island, South Fox Island // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Great Lakes State, Wolverine State
    motto: Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam, Circumspice (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you)
    song: Michigan, My Michigan
    flower: Apple blossom // bird: Robin // tree: White pine
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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