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Capital Lansing
Nickname The Great Lakes State
Official Language None
Governor Rick Snyder, R
Senator Carl Levin, D
(202) 224-6221
Senator Debbie Stabenow, D
(202) 224-4822
Ratification of Constitution/or statehood January 26, 1837 (26th)
Flag of Michigan Motto: Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you)

Michigan was the twenty-sixth state to enter into the union, on Jan. 26, 1837. It is known for its interesting geographical location, bordering four of the five Great Lakes (it does not border Lake Ontario). It also comprises two parts, the Upper Peninsula (known as the U.P.) and the Lower Peninsula (which is by far the larger of the two). The two are separated by water. Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit.

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Notable people from Michigan


Michigan is home to the NBA's Detroit Pistons, the NFL's Detroit Lions, the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, and Major League Baseball's Detroit Tigers.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter grew up and attended high school in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Livingston County Courthouse, Howell, Michigan.

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