- Capital City: Lansing (pop.) 114,947 (2011 est.)
- Michigan Population: 9,883,360 (2012 est.) (9th)
- Michigan Population: (per square mile)
- U.S. State Populations: (all states)
- Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)
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- Michigan Quarter The Michigan quarter was the first quarter of 2004 and the 26th quarter released in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.
Michigan was admitted into the Union on January 26, 1837 becoming our Nation's 26th State. The Michigan quarter depicts the outline of the State and the Great Lakes system.
The quarter's design emphasizes the history of Michigan and the Great Lakes - Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario. These lakes are five of the world's largest, and together encompass more than 38,000 square miles. Michigan is the only U. S. State bordering four of the five lakes.
The inscription on the quarter reads "Great Lakes State".
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- Language: English, others
- Largest Cities: (by population) Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Flint, Lansing
- Name: The name Michigan is derived from a Chippewa Indian word, Michigana, meaning "great or large lake."
- Statehood: January 26, 1837 (26th state)