Michigan (English: Michigan) is a state in the north of the USA. The flower-symbol of the state since 1897 is the apple blossom. Michigan is also known as the “Wolverine State” and the “Great Lake State”. The area of ​​the state is 250.7 thousand km² (11th place in the USA), of which 41.3% is water surface. The state consists of 2 peninsulas: Upper and Lower, which are connected by the Mackina Bridge, as well as many small islands. There are more than 11,000 small lakes on the territory of the state. Michigan borders the Canadian province of Ontario and the American states of Ohio, Indiana andWisconsin. Has a water border with the states of Illinois and Minnesota.

The state capital is Lansing. The largest cities are Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren. Michigan is located in the humid continental climate zone.


On January 26, 1837, Michigan entered the United States and became the 26th state.


Detroit is the center of American engineering. Tourism and hunting are also significant sources of income. Minerals: oil, iron ore, natural gas. The state ranks first in peat production in the United States.

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the GDP in 2003 was 365 billion dollars.

Judicial system

The Michigan court system is a consolidation of all state courts under the concept of a “Single Court.” This concept allows for the functioning of the state judiciary as a single unit, consisting of different structures, each of which performs its own function. The judicial system includes:

  • Supreme Court of Michigan
  • Court of Appeals of Michigan
  • Courts of first instance (consisting of district and district courts)
  • Several other administrative and specialized courts (including small claims courts, bankruptcy courts, probate courts, and claims courts).

The judicial system of the state is 95% financed from the state fund. In 2019, $310,713,500 was allocated for its financing, which is 1.76% more than in 2018 .

Lansing, Michigan

City in the United States
State Michigan
County Ingham County
Coordinates 42°44’0.60″N, 84°32’48.12″WL
Surface 103.11 km²
– country 101.45 km²
– water 1.66 km²
(April 1, 2020)
(1110 inhabitants/km²)
Mayor Andy Schor (D)
Website lansingmi.gov
Downtown Lansing

According to COUNTRYAAH, Lansing is a city in the northern United States and the capital of the state of Michigan. In 2000 the population was 119,000. Lansing is located between Chicago and Detroit between the Great Lakes. The city has a European feel and has the best educated population in the US and a large number of training centers. The city is a center for the automotive industry.


In 1836, migrants from Lansing, New York, were lured to Michigan. They could settle in Biddle City, a place with streets, housing blocks and a church. In reality, the migrants had been scammed and bought land in a wooded and swampy area with no roads. Most migrants settled in the wider area while a small group of fewer than 20 people founded Lansing Township on the Grand River. In 1847, the small place got a boost when it became the state capital instead of Detroit. Detroit was after all too close to Canada and was therefore militarily vulnerable. In the War of 1812Detroit was conquered by the British. The town grew rapidly from Lansing Township and two adjacent villages, and by 1859 was already home to 3,000 people. The place was then recognized as a city. A capitol building was built (1878) and railroads and roads were built.

New growth came with the advent of industry. The Olds Motor Vehicle Company opened in 1897 and REO Motor Car Company in 1905. The city became a center for the automotive industry. Auto giant General Motors built two car assembly plants near the city in the 2000s: Lansing Grand River Assembly and Lansing Delta Township Assembly.

Since 1937, the city has been the seat of a Roman Catholic diocese.


9.7% of the population is older than 65 and 33.2% consists of single -person households. Unemployment stands at 3.3 % (2000 census figures).

About 10% of Lansing’s population is Hispanic and Latino, 21.9% of African origin and 2.8% of Asian origin.

The population decreased from 126,932 in 1990 to 119,128 in 2000.


In January the average temperature is -6.2 °C, in July it is 21.6 °C. There is an average annual rainfall of 777.7 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Town twinning

  • Asan (South Korea)
  • Akuapem (Ghana)
  • Belmopan (Belize)
  • Guadalajara (Mexico)
  • Kuybushevsky (Russia)
  • Otsu (Japan)
  • Sanming (China)
  • Saltillo (Mexico)
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia), since 1992

Born in Lansing

  • Burt Reynolds (1936-2018), actor
  • Alexei Panshin (1940-2022), (science fiction) writer
  • John Hughes (1950-2009), film director, producer and screenwriter
  • Steven Seagal (1952), actor
  • Timothy Busfield (1957), actor, film director and film producer
  • Magic Johnson (1959), basketball player
  • Matthew Lillard (1970), actor
  • Gretchen Whitmer (1971), Governor of Michigan
  • Susan May Pratt (1974), actress
  • DJ Perry (1970), film director, actor, producer, stuntman and screenwriter
  • Josh Lambo (1990), football player
  • Madison Hubbell (1991), figure skater

Lansing, Michigan