Admission to Statehood: January 26, 1837
Michigan does not have a state gem
State Flower: Apple Blossom
State Bird: Robin
Area: 96,810 sq. mi. , Land 56,809 sq. mi. , Water 40,001 sq. mi. , Great Lakes 38,192 sq. mi. ,
Michigan does not have a state animal
Bordering States: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota (water border) Ohio, and Wisconsin
Governor: Jennifer Granholm (D) (2003 /2007)
Highest point: Mt. Arvon; 1,980 feet
Lowest point; Shore of Lake Erie; 572
Largest Cities: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, Lansing, Westland, Dearborn
State Nickname: Wolverine State/ Great Lake State
Capital of Michigan is: Lansing
Amazing fact: The highest temperature in Michigan was 120 degrees and the lowest was -58 degrees below 0.
The major highways in Michigan are 75, 96, 69, 94, 90, 80, and 197.
Motto: Si quaeris peninsula amo eham, circummspice
If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.
Population: 9,938,444 people
Origin of state's name: Based on Chippewa Indian word "meicigama" meaning "great water" and refers to the Great Lakes.
Amazing Fact: The world's oldest agricultural college is Michigan State University. It was founded in 1855 as Michigan Agricultural College.
Michigan has two National parks they are Sleeping Bear Sand Dune and Pictured Rocks.