Updated at 2022-04-14
The flag in the picture is the flag of Michigan, depicting the state's coat of arms on a dark blue field. The coat of arms features a blue shield, upon which the sun rises over a lake and peninsula, and a man with a raised hand representing peace and holding a long gun representing the fight for state and nation as a frontier state. An elk and a moose, which derive from the Hudson's Bay Company coat of arms, stand on either side of the shield. Hudson's Bay Company was once the largest landowner globally and played an important role in pioneering Northern America. The coat of arms also features a bald eagle, signifying the United States of America.
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.