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; the Great Lakes split Michigan into two separate parts of land. Michigan borders Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio by land and Illinois, Minnesota, and Canada by water.