Located in the upper Midwestern region of the United States, Michigan is also known as the Great Lake(s) State, because of its geographic features. The state is the only one that touches 4 of the 5 Great Lakes, and it is formed by two peninsulas – the Lower and the Upper.
Therefore, various names, such as “the Water Wonderland” are given to Michigan in reference to its position. Even its official name’s meaning was given in reference to it, as “Michigan” comes from the word “mishigami”, which means “large water/lake”.
As the 10th most populous and the 11th most extensive state of all the 50 American states, Michigan has Lansing city as its capital, although Detroit is the largest city by area.
Detroit urban area is the 11th most populous in all the U.S. The major Detroit Metropolitan Area, which is also known as Metro Detroit englobe this big city and its surroundings, being famous historically by its strength in arts, entertainment, music, sports and automotive sector.
This is a State with highly rich natural resources. The diversity in agricultural production ranks in second, coming behind Californian State only. Overall, in Michigan, the economy is majorly moved by the following sectors: automobile, tourism, manufacturing, forestry, agriculture, services and high technology.