Detroit (frae the French: Détroit) is the lairgest ceety in the US state o Michigan an the seat o Wayne Coonty. Detroit is a major port ceety on the Detroit River, in the Midwast region o the Unitit States. Locatit north o Windsor, Ontario, Detroit is the anerlie major[4] U.S. ceety that leuks sooth tae Canadae. It wis foondit on 24 Julie 1701 bi the Frenchman Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.

Skyline o Detroit
Skyline o Detroit
Banner o Detroit
Official seal of Detroit
The Motor City, Motown, Renaissance City, The D, Hockeytown, The Automotive Capital of the World, Rock City, The 313
Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus
(Laitin: We Howp For Better Things; It Shall Rise Fae the Ashes)
Location athin Wayne Coonty, Michigan an the state o Michigan
Location athin Wayne Coonty, Michigan an the state o Michigan
Detroit is locatit in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 42°19′53″N 83°02′45″W / 42.33139°N 83.04583°W / 42.33139; -83.04583Coordinates: 42°19′53″N 83°02′45″W / 42.33139°N 83.04583°W / 42.33139; -83.04583[1]
Kintra Unitit States
State Michigan
 • TeepMayor-Cooncil
 • MayorDave Bing (D)
 • Ceety Cooncil
 • Ceety370 km2 (143.0 sq mi)
 • Laund359 km2 (138.8 sq mi)
 • Water11 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
 • Urban
3,350 km2 (1295 sq mi)
 • Metro
10,130 km2 (3913 sq mi)
Elevation200 m (600 ft)
 • Ceety706,585
 • Rank18t in U.S.
 • Density1,985/km2 (5142/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Metro
4,285,832 (US: 13t)
 • CSA
5207434 (US: 11t)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)313
FIPS code26-22000
GNIS featur ID1617959[1]
Major airportDetroit Metropolitan Wayne Coonty Airport (DTW)

Kent as the automotive centre o the warld,[5] "Detroit" is a metonym fur the American automobile industry an a important soorce o popular muisic legacies celebratit bi the ceety's twa kenspeckle eiknames, The Motor Ceety an Motoun.[6][7]

Sister ceetiesEedit

Detroit haes seiven sister ceeties, as designate bi Sister Cities International: [8]

Detroit haes a lang an gey close relationship wi nearbi:


  1. a b c "Detroit". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 27 Julie 2009..
  2. "2010 Census Interactive Population Search". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 3 Mairch 2012.
  3. "Table 2. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 Juin 2013.
  4. O ceeties ower 100,000 in population. A few smawer ceeties like Niagara Faws, New York an aa are north o Canadae.
  5. Lawrence, Peter (2009).Interview with Michigan's Governor, Corporate Design Foundation. Retrieved on May 1, 2009.
  6. "Michigan Cities". Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Retrieved 8 Apryle 2007. [Detroit] is the automobile capital of the world
  7. "SAE World Congress convenes in Detroit". Retrieved 12 Apryle 2007.
  8. "Sister Cities Program | City of Detroit". Retrieved 1 Julie 2010.
  9. "International Sister Cities". Retrieved 1 Julie 2010.
  10. "Città di Torino - Relazioni Internazionali". 7 Apryle 1998. Retrieved 1 Julie 2010.