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Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan, and the 11th most populous city in the United States. It has a population of 871,121 and is 138 square miles in size. Founded by French explorer Antoine Cadillac on July 24, 1701 as Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, the city reached a peak population of about 1.85 million in 1950, but has now declined to less than half that.
The first permanent structure built in Detroit was a Catholic church.
In 1979, former Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein received a key to the city.
Detroit is known for being the center of the American auto industry, as well as the home of many long-suffering football fans.