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MICHIGAN State Facts and Figures

Interesting information you may or may not know!

State Facts

Full Name - State of Michigan

Admitted to the Union (Rank) - January 26, 1837 (26th)

Population 2012 (Rank) - 9,883,360 (9th)

Land Area (Rank) - 56,804 square miles; 147,121 square kilometers (22nd)

Capital - Lansing

State Nicknames - Wolverine State, Great Lake State

Motto - Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you)


“Michigan, My Michigan” (music by William Otto Miessner and Douglas M. Malloch)

State Symbols

Flower: Apple blossom

Tree: White pine

Bird: Robin

Gem: Isle royal greenstone

Stone: Petoskey stone

Mammal: White-tailed deer

Wildfower: Dwarf lake iris

Reptile: Painted turtle


Agriculture: Dairy products, apples, blueberries, cattle, vegetables, hogs, corn, nursery stock, soybeans

Industry: Motor vehicles and parts, machinery, fabricated metal products, food processing, chemical products, mining, tourism

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