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Michigan became a state on January 26, 1837. It was the 26th state to join the United States. Michigan is located in the Great Lakes region of the USA. It is divided into two parts with an upper peninsula and a lower peninsula. The postal abbreviation for Michigan is MI. (3 pages)

Map of Michigan: Upper and Lower Peninsulas

Map of Michigan

  • Michigan is located in the northern part of the United States near the Great Lakes.
  • It is divided into two parts with an upper and lower peninsulas.
  • It shares state borders with Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio. It also shares an international border with Canada.


State Flag of Michigan

State Flag of Michigan

  • The flag of Michigan is dark blue with the state emblem in the center.
  • That state motto is: "If You Seek A Pleasant Peninsula, Look About You".

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