Postal abbreviation – MI
Capital – Lansing
Area – 96,716.11 [11th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 9,883,640 [8th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 174.8 [16th largest in the US]
Area codes – 231, 248, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 989
Zip codes – 48001 - 49971
Number of counties – 83
State nickname – Wolverine State
State motto – "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circum spice" [If you are seeking a amenable (pleasant) peninsula, look around you]
|State Flag of Michigan|
-Detroit is known as the car capital of the world.
-Colon is home to the world's largest manufacture of magic supplies.
-Although Michigan is the "Wolverine State" there are no longer any wolverines in Michigan.
-The Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit manufactured the first air-conditioned car in 1939.
-Michigan is the only place in the world with a floating post office. The JW Westcott II is the only boat in the world that delivers mail to ships while they are still underway. It has been operating for 125 years.
-Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world.
-Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes, more than 36,000 miles of streams, and 116 lighthouses and navigational lights.
-Michigan was the first state to provide in its Constitution for the establishment of public libraries.
-Michigan was the first state to guarantee every child the right to tax-paid high school education.
-University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
-University of Michigan Law School
-Michigan State University College of Law
-Thomas M Cooley Law School
-Wayne State University Law School