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Quick Facts: Michigan
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Capital City: Lansing

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Nickname: Great Lakes State/ Wolverine State / Water Wonderland
Motto: Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam, Circumspice
(If You Seek a Pleasant peninsula, Look About You)
Statehood: January 26, 1837 (26th)
Origin of State's Name: Based on Chippewa Indian word "meicigama" meaning "great water," and referring to the Great Lake
Largest Cities: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Flint, Lansing
Border States: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin
Land Area: 56,809 sq. mi., 22nd largest
State Bird: Robin
State Flower: Apple Blossom (pyrus coronaria)
State Tree: White pine (pinus strobus)
State Song: Michigan, My Michigan
E-mail your Congressperson: U.S. House: 112th Congress
U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

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