Interesting Michigan facts



    Cereal capital
    Battle Creek, Michigan, is called the cereal capital of the world as it is home to Kelloggs.

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    Wolverine State
    Although Michigan is often called the Wolverine State, there are no longer any wolverines in Michigan.

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    Paradise and Hell
    Michigan has both Paradise and Hell. These two towns are just 338 miles apart. Ironically, Paradise, Michigan freezes out in the winter and Hell, Michigan is a scenic town.

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    5-day work-week
    The two-day weekend has its origins in the Michigan labor movement and Henry Ford gave his workers two days off back in the early 1900s, long before the federal government mandated the forty-hour work-week in 1938.

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    Cars
    At its zenith, Michigan produced 75% of the world’s cars. During World War II, some automakers converted their resources into providing jeeps, tanks, and other combat tools to Allied forces. Over 350,000 people came into the state to fill labor openings suring the production boom. President Roosevelt aptly called Detroit the “Arsenal of Democracy.”

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    Joe Louis
    To honor Detroit resident and heavyweight champion Joe Louis, Detroit displays a 24-foot long bronze arm and fist. The sculpture was a gift from Sports Illustrated in 1987 to the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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    Nickname The Great Lakes State List
    Capital Lansing List
    Largest city Detroit List
    Largest metro Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metro (rank: 14) List
    Motto Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice
    ("If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you")
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    Abbreviation MI List
    Population 10 million (rank: 10) List
    Population density 174 per mile2 (rank: 17) List
    Life expectancy 78.2 (rank: 35) List
    Median age 39.7 years (rank: 41) List
    Area 96,716 mile2 (rank: 11) List
    Median household income $54,203 (rank: 30) List
    Statehood January 26, 1837 (26th state) List
    Mean elevation 900 ft (274 m) List
    Highest point Mount Arvon 1,979 ft (603 m) List
    Governor Rick Snyder (R)
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