The Detroit metropolitan area includes outlying suburbs in Wayne and surrounding Oakland and Macomb counties, covering more than 1,337 square miles. As of 2014, Detroit and its tri-county suburbs boast a population of roughly 3.7 million, an estimated 688,000 of whom reside within city limits.Know More
Macomb County lies to the northeast and has an estimated 840,000 residents. Major suburbs in the county include Warren, Sterling Heights, Clinton Township and Mount Clemens.
With an estimated 1.2 million residents, Oakland County is the state's second-most populated county and lies directly to the north. Major Detroit suburbs in the county include Troy, Royal Oak, Rochester, Farmington Hills, Southfield and Novi.
The largest suburb in Wayne County is the city of Livonia; other suburbs include Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Westland and Plymouth.
The suburb of Dearborn is the site of Ford Motor Company headquarters and home to the Henry Ford Museum at Greenfield Village, a National Historic Landmark.
The suburbs are also home to the Detroit Pistons NBA franchise, who play home games at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Oakland County. Neighboring Pontiac previously served as the home to the Detroit Lions, who played at the Pontiac Silverdome from 1975 to 2001 before moving to Detroit, where they compete along with the Tigers and Red Wings.Learn more about The Midwest
The closest saltwater beaches to Missouri are those in the northern Gulf Coast on the southern edges of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Beaches in this region can be reached from most points in Missouri within 10 to 12 hours by car or within a few hours by plane.Full Answer >
Illinois is most famous for deep-dish pizza, Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago-style hot dogs. These foods all originated from Chicago, a city famous for its food.Full Answer >
There are several caves in Ohio. Many of the caves are open to the public, including the Ohio Caverns in West Liberty, Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills, the Crystal Cave in Port Clinton, Perry’s Cave in South Bass Island and the Seneca Caverns in Bellevue.Full Answer >
Kansas has two major river basins: the Missouri River to the north and the Arkansas River to the south. The Arkansas River cuts through southern and south-central Kansas before going into Oklahoma. The Missouri River is in the extreme northeastern part of the state near Missouri and Nebraska. Kansas features more than 10,000 miles of rivers and streams and nearly 400 lakes.Full Answer >