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State Facts

Full Name

State of Michigan

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

January 26, 1837 (26th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

9,938,444 (8th)

Land Area (Rank)

56,804 square miles; 147,121 square kilometers (22nd)

Capital

Lansing

Postal Abbreviation

MI

State Nicknames

  • Wolverine State,
  • Great Lake State

Motto

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

Song

“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

Economy

  • 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