Michigan is a state that consists of to peninsulas and is surrounded by all but one of the Great Lakes, Superior, Michigan, Heron and Eire. Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meant "large lake". Michigan is best known for being the center of the US automotive industry. The northern peninsula is a wonderful tourist destination, while the lower peninsula is the center of manufacturing.
Michigan is a state located in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning 'large water' or 'large lake'. Michigan is the 8th most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area. Its capital is Lansing, and the largest city is Detroit. Michigan was admitted into the Union on January 26, 1837, as the 26th state. Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. Michigan is one of the leading U.S. states for recreational boating. The state has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than six miles (9.7 km) from a natural water source or more than 85 miles (137 km) from a Great Lakes shoreline. It is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River. Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas.
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