The state of Michigan became the official state of the United States in 1837 as the twenty-sixth in a row. It is located in the northern United States in the Great Lakes region of the Canadian border and borders three other US states – Wisconsin in the west and Indiana and Ohio in the south . The capital of the state of Michigan is the city of Lansing.
The area of present-day Michigan has historically been inhabited by indigenous people; the first Europeans began to penetrate here in the first half of the 17th century and the first permanent settlement was established here in 1668. The French penetrated here and from the second half of the 17th century the Michigan area was part of the Province of New France. However, after losing the war with Britain, the province disappeared, the territory came under British rule and became part of the British Province of Quebec. Even after the creation of the United States, the future of the territory was unclear, and the United States fought hard against Britain in the early 19th century. In 1835, the inhabitants of the territory approved the American Constitution, and two years later, after resolving some territorial problems with neighboring states, Michigan became an official state of the USA.
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Michigan is located in the northern part of the USA near the Great Lakes. It consists of two peninsulas separated by the Mackinac Strait, over which a bridge has been in operation since 1957, which significantly supported the development of the upper peninsula. The peninsulas are relatively flat, the highest point of Mount Avron is located at the top and reaches a height of 603 meters above sea level. Both peninsulas are rich in a number of lakes and rivers.
Michigan’s climate is characterized as continental, although there are two different regions. The southern and central parts of the lower peninsula have a warmer climate with hot summers and cold winters, while the northern parts of the lower peninsula and the entire upper peninsula have colder weather with warm but shorter summers and harsh winters. In the south of the lower peninsula, the average highest summer temperatures reach 29 degrees Celsius, while in the north of the state about 5 degrees less. It is similar in winter, when the average highest temperatures “rise” in the south to -6 degrees, in the north only to -11. Winter is then marked by snow throughout Michigan, especially in the northern part of the state.
Production traditionally accounts for about thirty percent of the state’s economic output, especially automobile production, although it is currently in a major crisis, especially in Detroit. Of the other types of industry, it is mainly chemical or paper. The lower peninsula in particular is rich in minerals, which is why the production of iron ore, sand or gravel is also represented here. Forestry and fishing also have a place in the state’s economy.
The capital of Michigan is one hundred and twenty thousand Lansing, although the largest agglomeration is Detroit with more than 4 million inhabitants.
The capital of Michigan – Lansing
The capital of the state of Michigan is the city of Lansing, which is located in the central part of the state in the middle of the lower Michigan Peninsula. The city was settled in 1835 and since 1847 has been the capital of the state.
The future city was first measured in 1835 by two brothers from New York, who named it Biddle City. After returning to New York, more specifically to Lansing, New York, they managed to sell plots in a non-existent city to some locals. After they arrived at the place and found that they had been deceived, several of them still remained in the place and named it after their original city of Lansing.
In 1847, the state administration of Michigan decided to move the capital from Detroit to another city in the central part of the state. Very surprisingly, the village of Lansing was chosen, which at the time had about twenty inhabitants.
Later, as in other cities in Michigan, the automotive industry began to prosper, and in 1897 the first large Olds Motor Vehicle Company was established here. Gradually, the city transformed into a city with a purely industrial character, although in the last few decades there has been some diversification of industry.
The climate in Lansing is characterized as humid continental and is significantly affected by the proximity of the Great Lakes. Summers are very warm and humid with the highest daily temperatures in July around 29 degrees Celsius. Winters are then relatively cold, with the highest temperatures not exceeding zero on average in December.
The state flag of Michigan was adopted in 1911.
|Abbreviation||MI (Reference: AbbreviationFinder)|
|Area||250 488 km 2|
|Accession to the Union||Jan 26, 1837|
|The highest point||Mount Arvon (603 m)|