Detroit Michigan

About Detroit

Facts About Detroit Michigan

The city of Detroit is known as the largest city located within the U.S. state of Michigan. The city of Detroit can also be located on the United States–Canada border, and is known to have the seat of government of Wayne County. As of currently, the city is known to have a population of 672,351. With that said, the city of Detroit is said to be the 27th-most populous city in the United States.

There is also the Metro Detroit, which is the metropolitan area of Detroit that accommodates 4.3 million people. With that said, the Metro Detroit can be recognized as the second-largest in the Midwest after the Chicago metropolitan area, and 14th-largest in the United States. The city of Detroit is quite popular for being a major cultural center, boasting its music, art, architecture and design, and its historical automotive background.

With an area of 142.9 mi², the city of Detroit is regarded as the largest city in the midwestern state of Michigan. Near Downtown, there is the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts, which is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera, and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry, giving it the nickname “Motor City.” Detroit is also the birthplace of Motown Records, whose chart-topping history is on display at their original headquarters, Hitsville U.S.A.

There are the Wayne State University (1868) and the University of Detroit Mercy (1877) Universities within the city of Detroit as well as Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Bloomfield Hills and the Detroit Institute of Arts as important cultural institutions. 

Apart from the aforementioned institution, there are also numerous museums such as the Henry Ford Museum in suburban Dearborn that holds an extensive collection of transportation equipment, while the adjoining Greenfield Village contains reconstructions of 19th-century American buildings and exhibits of traditional crafts.

Apart from the several parks, festivals, and other amusements, there are also the city’s professional sports teams which include the Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Tigers of Major League Baseball’s American League, the Lions of the National Football League, and the Red Wings, who have been such a dominant force in the National Hockey League that Detroit was dubbed “Hockeytown, U.S.A.”

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Popular Places In The Area

Detroit Institute of ArtsIt is a facility located in the Midtown Detroit, Michigan. The institution has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States. It boasts with over 100 galleries, it covers 658,000 square feet with a major renovation and expansion project completed in 2007 that added 58,000 square feet.


Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Henry Ford Museum of American InnovationIt is known as a history museum complex in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, United States. 




Detroit Zoo

Detroit ZooIt is a 125 acres of expansive habitats that accommodates more than 2,000 animals of 233 species located in the heart of Metro Detroit. It is also known as being the first U.S. zoo to have some barless habitats, thus, the Detroit Zoo is an internationally recognized leader in animal welfare, conservation and sustainability.


Belle Isle

Belle IsleIt is a 982-acre island park in Detroit, Michigan, developed in the late 19th century. It consists of Belle Isle, an island in the Detroit River, as well as several surrounding islets.


Motown Museum

Motown MuseumIt is home to iconic Hitsville U.S.A., Studio A, and an extensive array of Motown artifacts, photographs, apparel, and memorabilia.



Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American HistoryIt is located in Detroit, Michigan in the U.S.; inside the city’s Midtown Cultural Center is one of the world’s oldest independent African American museums.

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