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The State of
Michigan (MI)


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The capital of Michigan is Lansing.

The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Michigan: MI

For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "MICH" as the abbreviation for Michigan. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "MI" the official abbreviation.

Typical abbreviation for Michigan: Mich.

The pronunciation of Michigan:

When the people of Michigan refer to themselves: 1:; 2:; 3:

Time Zone: While most of Michigan is in the Eastern Time (EST/EDT) zone, the following Upper Peninsula counties are in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone: Dickinson, Gogebic, Iron & Menominee

All of Michigan observes daylight saving time:

Nicknames for Michigan: "The Great Lakes State"; "The Wolverine State"

State Motto: "Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam, Circumspice" (If you see a pleasant peninsula, look about you)

State Bird: Robin (turdus migratorius)

State Tree: Eastern White Pine (pinus strobus)

State Flower: Apple Blossom (pyrus coronaria)

State Song: "Michigan, My Michigan"

Statehood: Michigan became the 26th state on Jan 26, 1837.

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