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Science In Your Backyard: Michigan


  • Michigan Water Science Center
    6520 Mercantile Way, Suite 5
    Lansing, MI 48911-5991
    Phone: (517) 887-8903
    Fax: (517) 887-8937
    Office hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Great Lakes Science Center

    1451 Green Road
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    Phone: (734) 994-3331
    Fax: (734) 994-8780

  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure Partnership Office (Liaison for Michigan and the Great Lakes)

    U.S. Geological Survey
    6520 Mercantile Way, Suite 5
    Lansing, MI 48911
    Phone: (614) 430-7768

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Michigan State Facts

Image of Michigan with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Lansing(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 56,804 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 9,883,640
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Mt. Arvon at 1,979 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Baraga
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Lake Erie at 571 feet
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Wexford County approx. 5 miles north-northwest of Cadillac
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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