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Many symbols of Michigan can be found in our Michigan coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Michigan Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Michigan OutlineState Name: Michigan
State Nickname: The Wolverine State
State Capital: Lansing
State Governor: Rick Snyder
State Abbreviation: Mich.
2 letter Postal Code: MI
Area: 58,216 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Jan. 26, 1837
State #: 26
Borders: Wisconsin, Lake Superior, Canada, Lake Huron, Ohio, Indiana, Lake Michigan
Michigan flagFlag Meaning: The symbols of the state seal are placed on a field of blue. The flag was adopted in 1911. The state seal consists of a man in a field and the sun rising over water in a shield supported by an elk and a moose. This symbolizes the state's wealth, resources, and people. The eagle above the shield represents the state as protector of its wealth, resources and people. The seal bears three mottoes in Latin that translate to: "I will defend," "One out of many," and "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you."
Number of U.S. Representatives: 15
State Motto: Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you)
State Flower: apple blossom
State Bird: robin
State Song: "My Michigan"
State Tree: white pine
State Mammal: white-tailed deer
State Reptile: Painted Turtle
State Fish: brook trout
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Flint, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Livonia, Dearborn, Westland
Famous Residents:
- Tim Allen, actor and comedian
- Ellen Burstyn, actress
- Francis Ford Coppola, film director
- Thomas E. Dewey, politician
- Gerald Ford, president
- Henry Ford, automobile industry
- Charles A. Lindbergh, aviator
- Madonna, singer
- Dick Martin, comedian
- Gilda Radner, comedienne
- Della Reese, singer
- Diana Ross, singer
- Steven Seagal, actor
- Tom Selleck, actor
- Lily Tomlin, actress
- Danny Thomas, entertainer
- Robin Williams, comedian and actor
- Stevie Wonder, singer
Attractions: Soo Locks, Mackinac Bridge, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Tulip Center of the America, Greenfield Village, American Ski Hall of Fame, Arboretums, Automobile Plants, Big Spring, House of David, Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Pictured Rocks, Sleeping Bear Dune
Agriculture: apples, beans, blueberries, buckwheat, cattle, corn, hogs, rye, cherries, peaches, plums, pears, strawberries
Natural Resources: copper, gypsum, iron ore, limestone, salt, lumber, fish
 

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