Michigan

MICHIGAN

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Forward Van Linesspecializes in providing outstanding moving services to and from Michigan, with coverage from Detroit, Ann Arbor and South Bend.Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan was originally applied, is often noted to be shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula (often referred to as “the U.P.”) is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile (8 km) channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan.

State webpage: www.michigan.gov/

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Official language: English
Demonym: Michigander Michiganian

Capital: Lansing
Largest city: Detroit
Area: Ranked 11th in the US

  • Total: 96,716 square miles (250,493 km²)
  • Width: 386 miles (621 km)
  • Length: 456 miles (734 km)
  • % Water: 41.5
  • Latitude 41°41’ N 48° to18’N
  • Longitude82 °7’W to 90°25’W
Population: Ranked 8th in the US

  • Total: 9,876,187 (2011est)
  • Density: 174 per square miles (67.1km²) Ranked 17th in the US
Elevation:

  • Highest point: 1,979 with ft (630m)
  • Mean: 900 ft (270m)
  • Lowest point: Lake Erie
Before statehood: Mishigan Territory
Admission to Union: January 26, 1837 (26th)
Time zones:

  • Esearn: UTC -5/-4
  • Central: UTC -6/-5
Abbreviation: MI Mich. US-MI

 


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