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Michigan is a Midwestern state of the contiguous United States. It is named after Lake Michigan, which it has a shoreline on, but it also has shorelines on three of the other five Great Lakes, as well as on Lake Saint Clair.
The state consists of two peninsulas, the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) being separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, the channel which connects Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
Leading education institutions in Michigan include Michigan State University (in East Lansing), University of Detroit Mercy (in Detroit), the University of Michigan (in Ann Arbor) and Wayne State University (in Detroit).
Some of the leading companies headquartered in Michigan are Compuware (in Detroit), DaimlerChrysler (in Auburn Hills), Delphi (in Troy), Domino's Pizza (in Ann Arbor), Ford Motor Company (in Dearborn), General Motors (in Detroit), Lear (in Southfield), Pulte Homes (in Bloomfield Hills), The Dow Chemical Company (in Midland), Visteon (in Van Buren Township) and Whirlpool (in Benton Harbor).
The principal airport serving Michigan is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport which is in Detroit.
Professional sports teams in Michigan include the Detroit Lions (American football in the NFL) in Detroit, the Detroit Pistons (National Basketball Association) in Auburn Hills, the Detroit Red Wings (ice hockey in the NHL) in Detroit, the Detroit Tigers (Major League Baseball) in Detroit, the Grand Rapids Griffins (ice hockey in the AHL) in Grand Rapids, the Great Lakes Loons (Midwest League baseball) in Midland, the Lansing Lugnuts (Midwest League baseball) in Lansing, and the West Michigan Whitecaps (Midwest League baseball) in Cornstock Park.
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