- The name of the state is taken from that of Lake
- With extensive portions of the Great Lakes under
its jurisdiction, Michigan is the 11th largest of
the U.S. states, with an area of 250,465 sq km
(96,705 sq mi).
- The state includes 98,917 sq km (38,192 sq mi) of
the Great Lakes waters and 4413 sq km (1704 sq
mi) of inland waters.
- Lansing is the capital of Michigan.
- Detroit is the largest city.
- The largest NFL stadium is the Pontiac Silverdome in Detriot, Michigan.
- Michigan was the first state to have roadside pinic tables.
- Michigan's area is 58,216 sq mi in.
- It became a state january 26,1837
- It's nicknamed the wolverine state.
- No matter where you stand in Michigan, you are never more than 85 miles from a Great Lake.
- The state song is "michigan my michigan"
- Michigan is the second largest state east of the Mississippi
- Marshall almost became the state capital of Michigan but lost by one vote in 1848.
- The state has more than 11000 inland lakes and 36000 miles of river
- In 1997 Michigan became the 16th state to allow the blind to hunt