Updated at 2022-04-14
During the French and Indian War, British troops took control of Fort Detriot, which was later simplified to Detroit. A large fire outbreak in 1805 nearly burned all of the buildings in Detroit except a warehouse with a brick chimney. These two remnants of French rule can still be seen on the flag of Detroit today.
Area: 250,493 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 10 million
Main industries/features: Michigan is a northeastern state in the Great Lakes region. The main industries are automotive and mining. The state is home to many large lakes formed from glacial erosion in the recent ice age.