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Detroit
Ceety
Skyline o Detroit

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Nickname(s): The Motor City, Motown, Renaissance City, The D, Hockeytown, The Automotive Capital of the World, Rock City, The 313
Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus
(Laitin: We Howp For Better Things; It Shall Rise Fae the Ashes)
Location athin Wayne Coonty, Michigan an the state o Michigan
Detroit is located in United States
Detroit
Detroit
Location athin the contiguous Unitit States o Americae
Coordinates: 42°19′53″N 83°02′45″W / 42.33139°N 83.04583°W / 42.33139; -83.04583[1]
Kintra  Unitit States
State  Michigan
Coonty Wayne
Foondit 1701
Incorporatit 1806
Government
 • Type Mayor-Cooncil
 • Mayor Dave Bing (D)
 • Ceety Cooncil
Area
 • Ceety 143.0 sq mi (370 km2)
 • Land 138.8 sq mi (359 km2)
 • Water 4.2 sq mi (11 km2)
 • Urban 1,295 sq mi (3,350 km2)
 • Metro 3,913 sq mi (10,130 km2)
Elevation[1] 600 ft (200 m)
Population (2011)[2][3]
 • Ceety 706,585
 • Rank 18t in U.S.
 • Density 5,142/sq mi (1,985/km2)
 • Urban 3,863,924
 • Metro 4,285,832 (US: 13t)
 • CSA 5,207,434 (US: 11t)
Demonym Detroiter
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 313
FIPS code 26-22000
GNIS featur ID 1617959[1]
Major airport Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Coonty Airport (DTW)
Website DetroitMI.gov

Detroit (frae the French: Détroit) is the lairgest ceety in the US state o Michigan an the seat o Wayne Coonty. Detroit is a major port ceety on the Detroit River, in the Midwast region o the Unitit States. Locatit north o Windsor, Ontario, Detroit is the anerlie major[4] U.S. ceety that leuks sooth tae Canadae. It wis foondit on 24 Julie 1701 bi the Frenchman Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.

Kent as the automotive centre o the warld,[5] "Detroit" is a metonym fur the American automobile industry an a important soorce o popular muisic legacies celebratit bi the ceety's twa kenspeckle eiknames, The Motor Ceety an Motoun.[6][7]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Detroit haes seiven sister ceeties, as designate bi Sister Cities International: [8]

Detroit haes a lang an gey close relationship wi nearbi:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Detroit". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-07-27. .
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  4. O ceeties ower 100,000 in population. A few smawer ceeties like Niagara Faws, New York an aa are north o Canadae.
  5. Lawrence, Peter (2009).Interview with Michigan's Governor, Corporate Design Foundation. Retrieved on May 1, 2009.
  6. "Michigan Cities". Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Retrieved April 8, 2007. "[Detroit] is the automobile capital of the world"  Unknown parameter |dateformat= ignored (help)
  7. "SAE World Congress convenes in Detroit". Retrieved April 12, 2007.  Unknown parameter |dateformat= ignored (help)
  8. "Sister Cities Program | City of Detroit". www.detroitmi.gov. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  9. "International Sister Cities". City.toyota.aichi.jp. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  10. "Città di Torino - Relazioni Internazionali". Comune.torino.it. 1998-04-07. Retrieved 2010-07-01.