Lake Michigan has an estimated volume of 1,108 cubic miles or 6 quadrillion gallons of water. It provides over a billion gallons of drinking water a day .Know More
Lake Michigan is the sixth-largest continental lake in the world and the second-largest Great Lake by volume. Technically, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are a single lake, which makes them the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. However, the two lakes are commonly considered separate and are divided by the Strait of Mackinac.
Like all lakes, Lake Michigan's volume varies slightly depending on factors such as precipitation, but the difference is small enough to be insignificant. Its volume is enough to fill 24 trillion bathtubs, which is almost 3,000 bathtubs for every person on Earth.Learn more about The Midwest
Michigan officially became the 26th state on January 26, 1837. Prior to Michigan becoming a part of the United States, both Britain and other U.S. states, including Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut, had laid claims on its land.Full Answer >
The climate of Michigan is humid continental, though the state has two distinct regions. The southern and central portions of Michigan's Lower Peninsula are typically warmer, while the Lower Peninsula's northern portion and the entire Upper Peninsula are typically colder.Full Answer >
As of 2010, the five largest cities in Michigan are Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights and Lansing. Rounding out the top 10 are Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn, Livonia and Clinton Township; all 10 rest in the bottom half of the state's Lower Peninsula.Full Answer >
Some of Michigan's largest cities include Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Flint, Lansing, Sterling Heights and Livonia. Detroit takes the lead as Michigan's largest city, containing the largest population, more than 1 million, and supports Michigan's economy with many jobs. Grand Rapids takes a close second, with a population just under 1 million and serving as a transportation center and central furniture manufacturing facility.Full Answer >