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All About Michigan

Did you Know?

  • Michigan was admitted to the Union on January 26, 1837, as the 26th state.

  • Michigan includes:

  • 57,022 square miles of land area -- 16,439 square miles in the Upper Peninsula

  • 1,194 square miles of inland waters

  • 38,575 square miles of Great Lake water area

  • 3,126 miles of Great Lakes shoreline - more fresh water coastline than any other state)

  • 19,000,000 acres of forest cover

  • Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes. 40 of Michigan’s 83 counties touch at least one of the Great Lakes. Anywhere in Michigan, you are within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes.

  • Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes and more than 36,000 miles of streams. You are never more than six miles from one of them!

Read more interesting facts and then complete the dot-to-dot in today's All About Michigan!

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