Michigan is located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. The state was named after Lake Michigan whose name is a French variation of the word mishigami which means "Large Lake" or "Large Water". Michigan is also known as the "Mitten State", "Wolverine State", "Water-Winter Wonderland" and "Great Lakes State".
The state of Michigan is the eighth most populated state in the nation. Michigan is also home to the longest freshwater shoreline in the world and is circumscribed by four of the five Great Lakes.
Michigan has one national park which is known as the Isle Royale National Park and is located in Lake Superior. The state Michigan also has a number of other national protected areas: Huron National Forest, Ottawa National Forest, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Hiawatha National Forest, Keweenaw National Historical Park, Manistee National Forest and Fumee Lake Natural Area are some such examples.
Michigan has the largest state park and state forest system in America with 78 state parks, 19 recreation areas and 6 state forests. A few of these state forests and state parks include Mackinaw State Forest, Holland State Park, Au Sable State Forest and Mackinac Island State Park.
German, Polish, African American, Irish and English are the five dominant ancestries in the United States. Michigan is home to a large number of individuals who are white. Most of the Metro area and Michigan itself is inhabited by Americans of European descent such as French, German and British. Michigan also has the highest number of individuals with Dutch heritage than in any other state.
The economy of Michigan is mostly dependent on life sciences, information technology, and advanced manufacturing. The state is largely known for its auto industry. A few of the leading products/ services/ industries include the following: iron, copper, furniture, military equipment, cereal products, automobiles and information technology. Michigan is also the third largest grower of Christmas trees.
Tourism is a thriving industry in Michigan. Michigan has a 50% land owing to forest and most of it is deemed quite remote. Hunters, vacationers and nature enthusiasts from all around America and Canada arrive in from Michigan. Tourism in Metropolitan Detroit attracts many tourists to some of the leading attractions such as Detroit Institute of Art, The Henry Ford and The Detroit Zoo. Museums are also a main attraction in Michigan. Arab American National Museum, Detroit Historical Museum and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History are some of the museums that can be found.
Alternative attractions that tourists find quite interesting are: Traverse City, which is known as "Cherry Capitol of the World" which in turn makes it the world's largest Cherry producer. Battle City is called "Cereal City U.S.A" and is the headquarters of Kellogg Company. Pontiac is a major manufacturing center of automobiles and is the home of the Pontiac Silverdome.
Quick Facts12.5% of population is persons 65 years old and over.
Ten largest cities by population: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Flint, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Livonia, Dearborn, Westland.
Local moving companies and professional movers in Michigan cities
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Michigan local movers by county
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