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Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes region on the northern part of the contiguous United States. It covers an area of 96,716 sq mi (253,793 sq km), making it the largest state east of the Mississippi River. The state has a population of close to 10 million people (2010 est), and is the 8th most populous in the country. The capital of Michigan is Lansing while its biggest city is Detroit.

Michigan comprises two halves: the Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula, with Lake Michigan and a bit of Lake Huron separating them. Most of the population of Michigan live in the Lower Peninsula.

Tahquamenon Falls, MichiganTahquamenon Falls, Michigan
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The Lower Peninsula shares a border with Indiana and Ohio to the south, and an international border with the Canadian province of Ontario to the west. The Upper Peninsula shares a border with Wisconsin to the south and Ontario, Canada, to the west. Mount Arvon, at 1,979 feet (603 m) is the tallest mountain in the state.

Michigan is the only state that is bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, along with Lake Saint Clair. As a result, it ranks third in the United States for the number of recreational boats registered, behind California and Florida. In addition to the aforementioned major lakes, Michigan has a total of 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. There isn't a spot within the state that is more than six miles (10 km) from a natural body of water.

Big Powderhorn Mountain Ski Resort, MichiganBig Powderhorn Mountain Ski Resort, Michigan
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Life in Michigan is simple and manageable. The community and neighborhood of its major cities are life, environment and pet or animal friendly. If you are planning to live at Michigan for good, you can try renting houses and apartments in Michigan without the high costs. The accommodation, food and shelter is really affordable in here. Living in Michigan is indeed a good choice if you want a simple yet manageable way of living.

Travel to Michigan

By Plane
The main airports in Michigan are the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) in Detroit and the Gerald R. Ford International (GRR) in Grand Rapids.

By Car
A few Interstate highways connects Michigan with the neighboring states. I-94 cuts across the Lower Peninsula, linking Chicago with Detroit. I-75 links Detroit with Toledo, Ohio. I-69 connects Lansing with Fort Wayne in Indiana. I-75 connects the Lower Peninsula to the Upper Peninsula to continue to Sault Ste Marie in Ontario, Canada. Canadian highway 402 enters Michigan at Point Edward to become Interstate 69.

Travel within Michigan

To properly explore Michigan, you will need to drive. To go from town to town, you can take the Greyhound buses, but will still be rather handicapped without a car.

Sunday Lake, Wakefield, MichiganSunday Lake, Wakefield, Michigan
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Cities in Michigan

Where two population numbers are shown, the first refers to the city while the second to the metropolitan area.
  1. Detroit (910,900 / 4.4 million)
    Biggest city in Michigan, renowned as the automotive center of the world.

  2. Grand Rapids (778,000 / 1.3 million)
    Second biggest city in Michigan.

  3. Ann Arbor (114,000)
    6th largest city in Michigan.

  4. Lansing (113,800 / 454,000)
    Capital of Michigan.

Places of Interest in Michigan

  1. Mackinac Island
  2. Upper Peninsula

National Parks in Michigan

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