Michigan State Facts and History

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Michigan Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Gretchen Whitmer (Democrat)
  • Capital: Lansing
  • Population: 9,986,857 (2019 est.)
  • Residents:
  • Land Area: 56,538.90 sq km
  • Water Area: 40,174.61 sq km
  • Total Area: 96,713.51 SQ KM
  • Width: 240 miles
  • Length: 490 miles long
  • State Motto: “Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice (If You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look About You)”
  • Nickname: Wolverine State
  • Electoral votes: 11
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 14 (of 435)
  • State Song: “My Michigan”
  • Date of Statehood: Jan. 26, 1837
  • Time Zone: Eastern (GMT − 5 hours)
  • Official Website of Michigan: michigan.gov
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: MI
  • Origin of name: Name Origin: Derived from the Indian word Michigama, meaning great or large lake.

State Symbol of Michigan

State BirdAmerican robin
State FishBrook trout
State FlowerApple blossom
State FossilMastodon
State Game MammalWhite-tailed deer
State GemChlorastrolite
State MottoSi quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you)
State NicknameWolverine State
State ReptilePainted turtle
State SoilKalkaska sand
State StonePetoskey stone
State TreeWhite pine
State WildflowerDwarf lake iris

College & Universities

Adrian CollegeLansing Community College
Albion CollegeLawrence Technological University
Alma CollegeLawton Career Institute-Oak Park
Alpena Community CollegeLewis College of Business
Andrews UniversityM J Murphy Beauty College of Mount Pleasant
Ave Maria CollegeMacomb Community College
Baker College Center for Graduate StudiesMadonna University
Baker College Corporate ServicesMarquette General Hospital
Baker College of Allen ParkMarygrove College
Baker College of Auburn HillsMichigan Barber School Inc
Baker College of CadillacMichigan Career and Technical Institute
Baker College of Clinton TownshipMichigan College of Beauty-Monroe
Baker College of FlintMichigan College of Beauty-Troy
Baker College of JacksonMichigan Jewish Institute
Baker College of MuskegonMichigan School of Professional Psychology
Baker College of OwossoMichigan State University
Baker College of Port HuronMichigan State University College of Law
Bay de Noc Community CollegeMichigan Technological University
Bay Mills Community CollegeMichigan Theological Seminary
Bayshire Academy of Beauty Craft IncMid Michigan Community College
Blue Water College of Cosmetology IncMonroe County Community College
Calvin CollegeMontcalm Community College
Calvin Theological SeminaryMott Community College
Career Quest Learning Centers Inc-LansingMr Bela’s School of Cosmetology Inc
Carnegie InstituteMr Davids School of Cosmetology Ltd
Central Michigan UniversityMuskegon Community College
Chic University of CosmetologyNorth Central Michigan College
Cleary UniversityNorthern Michigan University
College for Creative StudiesNorthwestern Michigan College
Concordia University-Ann ArborNorthwestern Technological Institute
Cornerstone UniversityNorthwood University-Michigan
Cranbrook Academy of ArtOakland Community College
Davenport UniversityOakland University
David Pressley School of CosmetologyOlivet College
Delta CollegePaul Mitchell the School-Escanaba
Detroit Business Institute-DownriverPaul Mitchell the School-Great Lakes
Detroit Business Institute-SouthfieldPort Huron Cosmetology College
Dorsey Business Schools-Madison HeightsRochester College
Dorsey Business Schools-RosevilleRoss Medical Education Center-Ann Arbor
Dorsey Business Schools-SouthgateRoss Medical Education Center-Brighton
Dorsey Business Schools-WayneRoss Medical Education Center-Flint
Douglas J Aveda InstituteRoss Medical Education Center-Grand Rapids
Eastern Michigan UniversityRoss Medical Education Center-Lansing
Ecumenical Theological SeminaryRoss Medical Education Center-Madison Heights
Empire Beauty School-MichiganRoss Medical Education Center-Port Huron
Everest Institute-DearbornRoss Medical Education Center-Redford
Everest Institute-DetroitRoss Medical Education Center-Roosevelt Park
Everest Institute-Grand RapidsRoss Medical Education Center-Saginaw
Everest Institute-KalamazooSacred Heart Major Seminary
Everest Institute-SouthfieldSaginaw Chippewa Tribal College
Ferris State UniversitySaginaw Valley State University
Finlandia UniversitySalon Academy
Fiser’s College of CosmetologySchoolcraft College
Flint Institute of Barbering IncSharps Academy of Hair Styling
Focus Hope Machinist Training InstituteSiena Heights University
Glen Oaks Community CollegeSouthwestern Michigan College
Gogebic Community CollegeSpecs Howard School of Media Arts
Grace Bible CollegeSpring Arbor University
Grand Rapids Community CollegeSt Clair County Community College
Grand Valley State UniversityTaylortown School of Beauty Inc
Great Lakes Christian CollegeTheological School of The Protestant Reform Church
Health Enrichment Center IncThomas M. Cooley Law School
Henry Ford Community CollegeTwin City Beauty College
Hillsdale Beauty CollegeUniversity of Detroit Mercy
Hope CollegeUniversity of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology LLCUniversity of Michigan-Dearborn
Howell College of CosmetologyUniversity of Michigan-Flint
In Session Arts of Cosmetology Beauty SchoolUniversity of Phoenix-Metro Detroit Campus
International Academy of Design and Technology-TroyUniversity of Phoenix-West Michigan Campus
Irene’s Myomassology InstituteVirginia Farrell Beauty School-Ferndale
ITT Technical Institute-CantonVirginia Farrell Beauty School-Livonia
ITT Technical Institute-TroyVirginia Farrell Beauty School-St Clair Shores
ITT Technical Institute-WyomingVirginia Farrell Beauty School-Westland
Jackson Community CollegeWalsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration
Kalamazoo CollegeWarren Woods Vocational Adult Education
Kalamazoo Valley Community CollegeWashtenaw Community College
Kellogg Community CollegeWayne County Community College District
Kettering UniversityWayne State University
Kirtland Community CollegeWest Michigan College of Barbering and Beauty LLC
Ksa Beauty AcademyWest Shore Community College
Kuyper CollegeWestern Michigan University
Lake Michigan CollegeWestern Theological Seminary
Lake Superior State UniversityWright Beauty Academy
Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Mackinac Island
  2. Detroit Zoo
  3. Michigan’s Adventure
  4. Sleeping Bear Dunes
  5. Mackinac Bridge
  6. Greenfield Village
  7. Detroit Institute of Arts
  8. John Ball Zoo
  9. Binder Park Zoo
  10. DTE Energy Music Theatre
  11. Detroit Opera House
  12. Michigan International Speedway
  13. Porcupine Mountains
  14. The Henry Ford
  15. Grand Rapids Public Museum
  16. Isle Royale National Park

Famous Natives and Residents

NameProfession
Nelson Algren ;novelist
Tim Allenactor and comedian;
Anita Bakersinger;
William Boeing, Sr.airplane manufacturer;
Ralph J. Bunchestatesman;
Ellen Burstynactress;
Bruce Cattonhistorian;
Roger Chaffeeastronaut;
Francis Ford Coppolafilm director;
Thomas E. Deweypolitician;
Edna Ferbernovelist;
Gerald Fordformer president;
Henry Fordindustrialist;
Ali Haji-Sheikhfootball player;
Julie Harrisactress;
Earvin “Magic” Johnsonbasketball player;
Casey Kasemradio personality;
John Harvey Kelloggsurgeon and health reformer;
Ring Lardnerwriter;
Charles A. Lindberghaviator;
Madonnasinger;
Dick Martincomedian;
Terry McMillanauthor;
John N. Mitchellattorney general;
Ted Nugentsinger;
Chief PontiacOttawa chief;
Iggy Popmusician;
Gilda Radnercomedienne;
Della Reesesinger;
Jason Robards, Sr.actor;
Diana Rosssinger;
Steven Seagalactor;
Bob Segersinger;
Tom Selleckactor;
Thomas Schippersconductor;
Potter Stewartjurist;
Lily Tomlinactress;
Danny Thomasentertainer;
William E. Upjohnpharmaceuticals manufacturer;
Margaret Whitingsinger;
Robin Williamscomedian and actor;
Stevie Wondersinger.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Ellen Burstyn
  2. Burt Reynolds
  3. Tom Selleck
  4. J. K. Simmons
  5. David Spade
  6. Kate Upton

Map of Michigan

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