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Michigan, located in the Great Lakes region, is known for its significant contributions to the American automotive industry, particularly in Detroit, and its vast natural landscapes, including Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. These lakes are central to the state's identity, offering expansive views and recreational opportunities, alongside historical lighthouses and islands that trace the area's maritime heritage. Detroit, a key city in the state, is recognized for its role in the development of the automotive sector and its influence in the music industry, notably through the Motown sound.

The state also features the Upper Peninsula, a region that appeals to outdoor enthusiasts with its extensive, undeveloped green spaces. Michigan's cultural diversity is reflected in its communities and historical sites, with a notable Native American influence in its place names and cultural events. Urban centers like Grand Rapids contrast with the natural serenity of areas like the Leelanau Peninsula's vineyards, showcasing Michigan's range of experiences from industrial innovation to natural beauty and recreational activities.


Economics & Tourism


Cost Of Living Index

Annual Tourists
124.8 million

Homicide Rate
8.7 per 100,000

Median Income

Tourism Revenue
$ 3.2 billion (2022)

Top Activities
Hunting, Fishing, And Observing Nature

Source: World Bank | CIA World Factbook | Statista | Trading Economics | UNODC | NUMBEO



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