Michigan

Last Updated: April 17, 2021

Overview

The only State with two peninsulas that is the Upper Peninsula and the Lower Peninsula is of course the Michigan State of the United States of America. Michigan was admitted to the Union in 1837 as the 26th state. The state name came from the Ojibwe word mishisgami meaning “large water” or “large lake”. A person from Michigan is called a Michigander or Michiganian. Michigan is the tenth most populous state and 11th most extensive state by area. 

The state is also known as ‘The great lakes state’ because it is bordered by the four of the great lakes including Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie and Lake Huron. Michigan is bounded on the south by the state of Ohio and Indiana, from south to north with Illinois and Wisconsin in Lake Michigan. 

The climate in the state has Continental Climate. Although there are two distant regions, the southern and Central Parts of the town Peninsula have a winter climate with hot summers and cold winters.

Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. While its largest city is Detroit. 

Some other largest and famous cities in the state include Grand Rapids, Warren and Sterling heights. While Ann Arbor and Holland are some of the famous cities in the state. Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor is the largest stadium in the Western Hemisphere and the third-largest in the world.

Michigan generally ranks third or fourth in overall Research and Development. The states leading research institutions include the University of Michigan which is the higher educational institution in the state and Wayne State University.

The state is widely known as the centre of the U.S. automotive industry. Some of the leading contributors to Michigan GDP are Taxation, Agriculture and Tourism. There are numerous beautiful places to visit in the state. Some of the best places to visit in Michigan are Mackinac Island, Detroit, Great Lakes Bay, sleeping bear dunes national seashore, the upper Peninsula, Ann Arbor, Traverse City, Holland, Charlevoix porcupine mountains. 

Key Facts: 

  • In may 2020, Michigan’s imports mounted at about 3.6 billion U.S. dollars, its exports valued about 1.94 billion US dollars that month.
  • In 2019, the real GDP of Michigan was 473.86 billion U.S. dollars.
  • In 2020, the unemployment rate in Michigan was at 9.9 percent.
  • In 2019, the Per Capita real GDP of Michigan stood at 47,448.
  • The state unemployment rate in the US as of January 2021 is 5.7.