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"Michigan" was named by the French, after the Ojibwe word "mishigama", which means "large water" or "large lake"
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What is the population of Michigan?

According to the US census of 2010, the population of Michigan was 9,883,640. An estimate in late 2011 was 9,876,187 (continuing the decline since 2000). 9.91 million (2014)

Why is Lake Michigan called a lake instead of an ocean?

Answer . Answer Lake Michigan is called a lake because it is surrounded by land all the way around it. Also it's fresh water, not salt water. Oceans tend to be salt water no matter what country they surround and there are no lakes the size of an ocean.

What is Michigan climate?

four full seasons. each as beautiful as the other. summers are mostly warm with highs from 80's into the 90's, autumn has great foliage colors, the winters usually produce moderate amounts of snow with the lows reaching into the negatives, and spring with the nature and flowers and growth.

Are there plains in Michigan?

The northern half of the lower peninsula and much of the upper peninsula are made up of rolling hills and woodlands. Much of the central portion of the lower peninsula is flat farm land.

What is Michigan known for?

Michigan is the home of the automobile manufacturing (Chrysler,Ford, and General Motors). It is the only state divided into twoparts separated by the Great Lakes. Michigan is also known forfruit production of peaches, cherries, strawberries andblueberries.

Does Michigan have tornadoes?

Yes. Michigan has about 15 tornadoes each year on average. Three ofthese tornadoes have been rated F5, including the Flint, Michigantornado of 1953 which was one of the deadliest in U.S. history.

What is the area of Michigan?

Michigan has a land area of 96,716 square miles or2,696,300,000,000 square feet. It is ranked eleventh among all 50states in total land area.

What does Michigan have to do with cars?

Detroit is a city (capital) of Michigan. It is where most of the car companies are located. That's why Michigan is know as the mobile state, and Detroit is know as Motor City.

Are there shrooms in Michigan?

you gotta be joking right?? halucinogenic mushrooms grow on cow poop..... often tresspassers on private farms go out at night to harvest the shrooms.... so if Michigan is anything like the rest of the states, and you have abundant farm land, then yes you do have shrooms in Michigan.

Does Michigan have gophers?

According to the pros at the University of Nebraska who conducted a fairly detailed study on these animals back in the 90's, no, Michigan does not have gophers. That does not mean that things could have changed and they might have moved in. An easy way to determine if gophers have taken up resi (MORE)

What nationalities are in Michigan?

It is very diverse in Michigan... German Irish Italian Polish Russian Austrian French Armenian Albanian Croatian Macedonian Serbian Bosnian African Egyptian Chaldean Syrian Lebanese Spanish Puerto Rican Mexican Indian And many others I'm sure..

Origin of Michigan?

The Origin of Michigan means like, what was Michigan part of (land treaties and territories)? The Michigan territory is part of the northwest territory.

Where is Michigan?

North of Ohio! It is the only state surrounded by lakes. East of the Missisipi. In the Great Lakes Region of the United States of America. To the North of Michigan it is Canada Michigan consists of two peninsulas, which are not connected to each other by land Try this map, Michigan is the (MORE)

Is Lake Michigan in Michigan?

Yes, but not only Michigan. It is also bordered by the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. . Yes, but not only Michigan. It is also bordered by the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. . Yes, but not only Michigan. It is also bordered by the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indi (MORE)

Is Lake Michigan owned by Michigan?

Not entirely, while the state borders the lake, so does Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. Bodies of water are a part of the US as a whole and are usually divided down the middle. The US Coast Guard is responsible for safety and navigation of Lake Michigan.

Who is better michigan or michigan state?

That depends on who you ask ... and what you are measuring. In size, the University of Michigan is greater. In Football, the University of Michigan is better. In basketball, Michigan State is superior. In academics ... it depends on what discipline you want to compare. This is probably an unanswerab (MORE)

Does Michigan have a lottery?

Yes, Michigan state government runs Michigan state lottery. the website address is www.michigan.gov/lottery Answered by: www.lottoace.blogspot.com

What were native american houses in michigan called?

Native Americans lived in the area long before Michigan was invented and state boundaries meant absolutely nothing to them. The tribes of that area were the Ojibwe or Chippewa, the Menominee, Potawatomi, Miami, Sauk (Sac), Fox (Mesquakie) and Kickapoo. All had their own language, and there were of (MORE)

Is a raccoon in Michigan?

Yes, raccoons are in Michigan. Northern raccoons are much larger than south Florida raccoons, and generally have more kits.

Is Michigan in Chicago?

Michigan is a state. Chicago is a city. Michigan is not in Chicago. Chicago is not in Michigan. There is a street in Chicago called "Michigan Avenue" and the City of Chicago is located along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan.

Can Michigan get hurricanes?

No, by the time a hurricane gets from the Gulf of Mexico to Michigan, it has been downgraded to a tropical depression or remnant low. The storm may be called a 'dying hurricane' but officially, Michigan only gets tropical depressions or remnants from the Gulf of Mexico.

Does Michigan have a peninsula?

Yes, the entire state is made up of two penninsulas: the Upper Penninsula and the Lower Penninsula. Looking at a map it's clear how there is water along three sides of each of these parts.

What is the state of Michigan?

The state of Michigan is an American state; in fact it was the 26th state to join the Union. It is the 11th largest state by area and the 8th most populous. It is located in the Midwest region and is surrounded by the Great Lakes, specifically Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and Lake Erie; (MORE)

What Michigan statehood?

Michigan was admitted into the Union on January 26, 1837becoming the 26th state to join the Union.

What is there to do in Southfield Michigan?

There are many things that residents and visitors can do in Southfield Michigan. During the day a round of golf can be played at one of many golf courses. Afterwards, in the evening, one can go see a movie at the busiest movie theater in the United States.

What are the sports in Michigan?

Well, I know one right off the top of my head. There is Field Hockey, there is also a men's basketball team at Spartan University. I hope this partially answers your question!

Is Michigan in Indiana?

Well the state of Michigan is of cause a state just like Indiana soit can not be in Indiana. However there is a City called Michiganand that is indeed in the state of Indiana.

Who is the postmaster of Michigan?

There is no Postmaster of Michigan. There are individual city Postmasters and a Postmaster General who is over the entire Postal Service. So, if you are looking for say the Postmaster of Detroit or the Postmaster of New York, you would be able to find your answer online I'm sure or use the blue page (MORE)