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Michigan was the 26th state to join the United States of America. Michigan officially became a state on January 26, 1837. The capital city is Lansing, but the largest city is Detroit.

Here are some official state symbols to help you get to know Michigan better.

  • Nickname - "Wolverine State", "Great Lakes State"
  • State Flower - Apple blossom
  • State Bird - The Robin
  • State Tree - The White Pine
  • State Fish - The Brook trout
  • State Motto - "Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice", which is Latin for "If you Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look About You."

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Did you know that Michigan is the 11th biggest state in the USA? The territory spans 96,810 square miles.