What is Michigan?

  • (noun): A midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region.
    Synonyms: Wolverine State, Great Lakes State, MI
    See also — Additional definitions below

Michigan

Michigan (i/ˈmɪʃɨɡən/) is a state located in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". Michigan is the 8th most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area. Its capital is Lansing, and the largest city is Detroit. Michigan was admitted into the Union on January 26, 1837, as the 26th state.

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Winsor McCay - Early Life
... He claimed to have been born in Spring Lake, Michigan in 1871, but his gravestone says 1869 and census reports state that he was born in Canada in 1867 ... He was raised in Michigan, where he began drawing at an early age ... McCay's parents sent him to Cleary's Business College in Ypsilanti, Michigan to learn to be a businessman ...
Koehler Township, Michigan - Demographics
... There were 444 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
U.S. Route 12 - Route Description - Michigan
... Route 12 in Michigan US 12 is now the only U.S ... As from the earliest days of its existence, US 12 enters Michigan from Indiana, southwest of New Buffalo and continues to the old junction of US 12 and US 112 in New Buffalo ... On May 4, 2004, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) designated 209 miles (336 km) of US-12 from New Buffalo to Detroit as a Historic Heritage Route ...
Lower Peninsula Of Michigan - Economy
... also Economy of metropolitan Detroit The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimated Michigan's 2004 gross state product at $372 billion ... In May 2009, Michigan's unemployment rate rose to 14.1%, the highest in the nation during the recession ... Michigan is the third leading grower of Christmas trees with 60,520 acres (24,492 ha) of land dedicated to Christmas tree farming ...

More definitions of "Michigan":

  • (noun): A gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card.
    Synonyms: Chicago, Newmarket, boodle, stops
  • (noun): The 3rd largest of the Great Lakes; the largest fresh-water lake entirely within the United States borders.
    Synonyms: Lake Michigan