Michigan State
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Michigan State collage of images.
Michigan State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Michigan as the 26th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Michigan.

State Name:
Michigan

Abbreviation:
MI

Capital:
Lansing

Date of Statehood:
January 26, 1837

Population:
10,120,860 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
Michigan ranks first in the production of red tart cherries, dry beans, blueberries, pickling Cucumbers and potted geraniums.

Primary Industry:
Michigan currently leads the nation in the production of passenger cars and assembled trucks. Michigan had 967,000 people in manufacturing jobs in 1997. The total impact of travel and tourism on Michigan?s economy is over 8 billion dollars a year. Traveler?s spend approximately 1 million dollars an hour in Michigan.

Nickname:
The Great Lakes State

Motto:
If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.

Flower:
Apple Blossom (Legislation of 1897)
Picture of the Apple Blossom, the official state flower of Michigan.

Tree:
White Pine (Legislation of 1955)

Bird:
American Robin (Legislation of 1931)
Picture of the American+Robin, the official state bird of Michigan.
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Fish:
Brook Trout (Legislation of 1988)

Insect:
None (Legislation Pending)

Gemstone:
Chlorastrolite (Legislation of 1972)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Michigan.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Michigan.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Michigan.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Michigan state.
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