Michigan is a Midwastren state o the Unitit States o Americae. It wis named efter Loch Michigan, whase name is a French adaption o the Ojibwe term mishigama, meanin "lairge loch" or "lairge watter".[3][4]

KintraUnitit States
Afore stateheidMichigan Territory
Admittit tae the UnionJanuar 26, 1837 (26t)
Lairgest ceetyDetroit
Lairgest metroMetro Detroit
 • GovrenorGretchen Whitmer (D)
 • Lieutenant GovernorGarlin Gilchrist (D)
LegislaturMichigan Legislature
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. senators
U.S. Hoose delegation7 Democrats
6 Republicans
1 Libertarian (leet)
 • Total9,928,300 (2,016 est)[1]
 • Density67.1/km2 (174/sq mi)
 • Median hooseaud income
$54203 [2]
 • Income rank
 • Offeecial leidNone (Inglis, de facto)
 • Spoken leidInglis 91.11%
Spaingie 2.93%
Arabic 1.04%
Ither 4.92%
Trad. abbreviationMich.
Latitude41° 41' N tae 48° 18' N
Longitude82° 7' W tae 90° 25' W

Michigan is the aicht maist populous state in the Unitit States. It haes the langest freshwatter shoreline o ony poleetical subdiveesion in the warld, bein bounded bi fower o the five Muckle Lochs, plus Loch Saint Clair.[5]




  1. Population Division (23 December 2015). "Table 2. Cumulative Estimates of Resident Population Change for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico and Region and State Rankings: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" (CSV). 2015 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  3. "Michigan in Brief: Information About the State of Michigan" (PDF). Michigan.gov. Retrieved 28 November 2006.
  4. "Freelang Ojibwe Dictionary". Freelang.net.
  5. "NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management: My State: Michigan".

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