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Michigan Facts and Symbols

Michigan became the 26th state in 1837 and is the 8th largest state by population with almost 10 million residents. It is also the 22nd largest state by land and water area with a total area of 96,716 square miles. Michigan is home to Detroit, which is the nation's 11th largest city with a population of approximately 900,000 people.

The name Michigan came from the Indian words "Michi-gama" meaning large lake.

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current Michigan Governor, a state map, Michigan members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map, the state song and more views of the Michigan State Quarter.

Michigan State Quarter

State Quarter

(United States Mint Image)


Michigan State Capital - Lansing

State Nickname - The Great Lake State

State Motto - ""Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice"
(If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.)

State Flower - Apple Blossom

State Wildflower - Dwarf Lake Iris

State Tree - White Pine

State Bird - American Robin

State Fish - Brook Trout

State Game Mammal - White-tailed Deer

State Reptile - Painted Turtle

State Gemstone - Chlorastrolite

State Fossil - Mastodon

State Rock or Stone - Petoskey Stone

State Soil - Kalkaska Sand

Official State Web Site - www.michigan.gov


Michigan State Governor:

Rick Snyder

Governor Snyder's Offices
  Governor Rick Snyder
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Phone: (517) 373-3400
Phone: (517) 335-7858-Constituent Services
Fax:(517) 335-6863

Washington D.C. Office

444 N. Capitol Street, Northwest
Hall of the States, Suite 411
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 624-5840


Michigan State Map:
(Click For Larger View)
Michigan State Map - Click for Larger View


Michigan State Congressional District Map:

Michigan State Congressional District Map


Michigan Members of the United States Congress (112th Congress)


United States Senate (Michigan Members):

  Carl Levin - (D-MI) Debbie Stabenow - (D-MI)  

United States House of Representatives (Michigan Members by District):


Dan Benishek - 1st

Bill Huizenga - 2nd

Justin Amash - 3rd

Dave Camp - 4th

Dale E. Kildee - 5th

Fred Upton - 6th

Tim Walberg - 7th

Mike Rogers - 8th

Gary C. Peters - 9th

Candice S. Miller - 10th

Thaddeus G. McCotter - 11th

Sander M. Levin - 12th

Hansen Clarke - 13th

John Conyers Jr. - 14th

John D. Dingell - 15th


Michigan State Songs:

Michigan, My Michigan
(Unofficial State song)

My Michigan
(Named "an" official song, but not "the" official song)

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