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The vibrant Greektown neighbourhood hosts this annual celebration of music, art and food. There are jazz, blues and gospel concerts and food...


This citywide celebration of Detroit's gay, lesbian and bisexual community is growing every year, and there are multiple events. The programme...


Formerly known as the Detroit-Montreux Jazz Festival until it changed its name in 2000, Detroit International Jazz Festival is one of the biggest...

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Michigan Travel Guide

Key Facts

250,493 sq km (96,716 sq miles).


9.9 million (2013).

Population density

39.5 per sq km.



Michigan comprises two peninsulas, which are divided by Lake Michigan and linked by one of the world's longest suspension bridges across the Straits of Mackinac. Lakes Superior, Huron and Erie also form the state's shorelines.

The Lower Peninsula, mainly agricultural and industrial, contains inland lakes, meadows and sandy beaches, as well as the 'Motor City' of Detroit. The Upper Peninsula is more rugged, and boasts forests, white beaches, trout streams and winter ski resorts.

Michigan has over 5,149km (3,200 miles) of shoreline, more lighthouses than any other state and numerous shipwrecks. It is a rich state full of diversity, ranging from orchards and vineyards to the heavy industry of the big three Motown motor company giants, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler.