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|Population (1994): 9,496,000
(8th in size)
State size: 58,527 square miles (23rd in size)
State Capital: Lansing (named after the town of Lansing in New York)
Major cities: Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Warren
Admission to union: The 26th State
Date entered the union: January 26, 1837
Origin of state name: Named after Lake Michigan, from the indian name meaning "large lake".
Nicknames: The Wolverine State
Bordering states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio
State bird: Robin
State flower: Apple Blossom
State tree: Eastern White Pine
Motto: If You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look Around You
|Located in the heart of the Great Lakes: Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.|
|The Erie Canal is a major water transportation network on the Great Lakes.|
|Michigan is best known fo its automobile manufacturing. Other manufacturing includes furniture, machinery, iron, steel, chemicals and food. There are some natural resources and farming. Tourism is also a major industry particularly the Great Lakes.|
|Michigan was first settled by the French at Sault St. Marie in 1668. The opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 brought many settlers to the area.|
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