Michigan is one of the U.S. states. It is located in the Great Lakes Region, and thus its name; Michigan is an alteration of the Ojibwe word mishigama, which means large water or large lake.
Michigan is one of the ten most populous states in the United States of America. It has the longest freshwater coastline of all the political subdivisions on the planet, as it bordered by four of the five Great Lakes as well as Lake Saint Clair. Michigan follows close behind California and Florida in the number of registered recreational boats in the state. In addition to its vast coastline, Michigan has 64,980 lakes and ponds that are located inland. The furthest distance a person can be from a natural water source while standing in the state is six miles.
Michigan is the only state that consists of two completely separate peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula is known to be mitten-shaped, and the Upper Peninsula is commonly referred to as The U.P. The U.P. is economically significant for both tourism and natural resources.