10 May 2010

Map of Michigan

A map card! So cool!!! I'm just waiting for more cards on maps! This card shows the state of Michigan of the USA.

Michigan is located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States of America. The name Michigan is a French adaptation of the Ojibwe word mishigama, meaning "large water" or "large lake". Michigan is the eighth most populous state in the United States. It has the longest freshwater shoreline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair.In 2005, Michigan ranked third among US states for the number of registered recreational boats, behind California and Florida. Michigan has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than six miles (10 km) from a natural water source or more than 87.2 miles (140.3 km) from a Great Lakes shoreline.It is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River.

1 comment:

oneal629 said...

Nice looking Michigan map card.