Michigan Fun Facts

Did you know these things about Michigan?


The name Michigan is derived from the Ojibwa Indian words Mishi-gama (meaning "large lake")

Michigan has more fresh water coastline than any province of any country in the world (3,126 miles)

Michigan is the only state in the United Sates that touches four of the five Great Lakes (Huron, Michigan, Erie and Superior)

No point in Michigan is farther than six miles from a body of water (lake or river)

Michigan is the only state in the United States to have two peninsulas. Residents of UP (Upper Peninsula) are jokingly called Yoopers (UPers) by the residents of LP (Lower Peninsula) Residents of LP are jokingly called 'trolls' (since they live below the Mackinac Bridge, the bridge that connects the two peninsulas) by the residents of UP

Michigan has world's only floating post office. It delivers mail to ships as they pass under the Ambassador Bridge.

Michigan has about 150 lighthouses, more than any other state in the United States.


Yes, Michigan is a great state to LIVE & LOVE!

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