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Federated state of the Northeastern USA, 151.586 km², 10.095.643
residents (2006 estimate), 67 residents / km²,
capital: Lansing. Borders: Ohio (SE), Indiana (S), Wisconsin (W); Canada (N).
Michigan is made up of two distinctly distinct parts: in the NW is the Upper
Peninsula (Upper Peninsula), which stretches between the Upper Lakes
and Michigan, overlooking the lake for a short stretch. Huron; to the SE the
Lower Peninsula, located between the Michigan, Huron and Erie lakes. The
territory, affected by the Quaternary glaciation, is moved by gentle
undulations, except in the western sector of the Upper Peninsula, crossed by
mountainous ridges of modest height culminating at 604 m in Mount Curwood. Main
rivers are the Escanaba, the Manistee, the Muskegon, the Grand River, the
Kalamazoo which flow their waters to Lake Michigan, and the Saginaw, which flows
into Lake Huron. The continental climate is mitigated by the presence of
the Great Lakes; rainfall is around 600-800 mm per year. Economic resources of
the state are agriculture (cereals, potatoes, sugar beets, soybeans, vegetables,
fruit), cattle breeding (cattle, pigs), the exploitation of forests and subsoil
(iron, rock salt, cement, copper, oil, natural gas) but above all the industry
which, developed in the automotive, steel, mechanical, chemical-pharmaceutical,
cement, wood, paper, oil refining, food and graphics sectors, is located in the
capital and Detroit city, Grand Rapids, Flint, Warren, Dearborn, Livonia, Ann
Arbor, Saginaw,Saint Clair Shores, Westland, Pontiac and Kalamazoo.
Once part of New France, it passed to Great Britain in 1763, after the Seven
Years' War, with the Peace of Versailles. Formally it passed to the United
States in 1783, but only in 1796 did the British troops, who had held the most
important forts, leave the country. Territory in 1805, it became State of the
Union (26th) in 1837. Its economy, based on the fur trade, was transformed into
rural in the first half of the century. XIX. Industrial development, which began
in the second half of the nineteenth century, was favored by mineral resources,
of which the country is rich, and by the development of railways.
City (79,700 residents) of the State of Michigan (USA), 70 km S of Grand
Rapids, on the Detroit - Chicago railroad. Located at 236 m in a fertile
agricultural region, it is a remarkable cultural center, with a university and
various museums and colleges, also home to the paper, metalworking, printing,
electrotechnical, furniture, pharmaceutical and musical instrument
City (71,200 residents) of the State of Michigan (USA), 40 km NW of
Detroit. Automotive, chemical, textile, food and rubber industries. Airport.
Saint Clair Shores
City (68,100 residents) of the State of Michigan (USA), in the northeastern
sector of the Detroit metropolitan area, on Lake Saint Clair. Shipbuilding,
engineering and paper industries.
City (69,500 residents) of the State of Michigan (USA), 140 km NNW
of Detroit, 181 m on the homonymous river. Located in a rich agricultural region
(cereals, sugar beets) and mining (oil, salt, coal) S of Saginaw Bay (inlet of
Lake Huron), it is home to mechanical, chemical, petrochemical, food and paper
City (108,758 residents in 1996) of Michigan (United States), on the right
of the Huron River, 50 km W of Detroit. There is an active market for
agricultural products (especially fruit) and for the breeding of a fertile
region and home to mechanical, chemical, food and precision instruments
industries; it is also an important cultural center, hosting the University of
Michigan (founded in Detroit in 1817), an astronomical observatory and various
City (90,700 residents) of Michigan (USA), southwestern suburb of Detroit,
180 m on the Rouge River. It is home to Ford and other mechanical industries.
City (138,078 residents in 1996) of the State of Michigan (USA), on the
northern outskirts of Detroit. Metallurgical, iron and steel and mechanical
City (134,881 residents in 1996; 431,000 residents the metropolitan area)
of the State of Michigan (USA), 90 km N of Detroit, on the Flint
River. Automotive, mechanical, chemical and automotive accessories industries.
City (188,242 residents in 1996) of the State of Michigan (USA), 230 km to
WNW of Detroit, 200 m on the left of the Grand River, at the point where, due to
the river rapids, navigation from Lake Michigan ends. Traditional center of the
furniture industry, it is now also home to large mechanical, chemical,
petrochemical, food and electrical engineering complexes.
City (127,825 residents in 1998), and capital of the State
of Michigan (USA), 130 km WNW of Detroit, on the Grand River. It is a notable
industrial center active in the automotive, metallurgical, chemical and wood
sectors. Founded in 1837, it became capital in 1847.
City (951,270 residents In 2000; 5,456,428 residents The metropolitan area in
2000) of the State of Michigan (USA), located on the homonymous river (50 km)
that connects Lake Saint Clair to Lake Erie, facing the city Canadian
of Windsor, to which it is connected by the Ambassador bridge, by two road
tunnels and three railway lines. Major city of Michigan and fifth largest city
in the United States, it covers an area of 366 km²; developed around the Fort
Pontchartrain du Détroit (Fort Pontchartrain of the Strait), founded in 1701 by
the French Cadillac, it was conquered by the British in 1760 and passed to the
United States in 1783 although it was actually sold in 1796 following the Treaty
of Jay. Capital of the territory and then of the state of Michigan from 1805 to
1847, it was the center of anti-slavery activities. The opening of the Erie
canal (1825) and the construction of the railway (1852) made it an important
commercial center, but its great development took place only in the early years
of this century, after the automotive industry (Chrysler, Ford, General Motors)
fixed its headquarters there (1899). The city, called The Motor City,
produces approx. a quarter of US cars. In addition to the large car complexes,
numerous other industries also operate, active in the food, engineering,
chemical, petrochemical, paint, shipbuilding, etc. sectors. Detroit is an
important rail and port center and is served by an international airport. The
city is also an important cultural center, home to the University of Detroit
(1877), Wayne State University (1933), a Technology Institute and numerous
colleges, museums (including the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Henry Ford
Museum) and libraries.
Destroyed by a fire in 1805, Detroit was rebuilt in 1807 according to AB
Woodward's plan. The guiding idea of the plan, which proceeded for a general
subdivision on the basic module of 5000 square feet, was the repeatability of an
equilateral triangular mesh (400 feet on each side, divided into straight
triangles or sections) whose main radiocentric nodes were represented by the
Grand Circus and from Campus Martius. The plan was partially carried out and
from 1820 Detroit grew according to a checkerboard pattern. In 1870 the Grand
Boulevard was built, which delimits the Inner City area. In 1915 the Bennet plan
developed the series of parks around Detroit with the construction of Outer
Drive and the extension of Rouge Park. By 1920 Detroit became the area of the
USA with the greatest industrial concentration. With the 1925 plan, the main
connecting arteries between Detroit and the surrounding area were built. A new
organization of the development of the city took place only with the plan of
1951, to which subsequent interventions must refer.