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Skyline o Detroit
Skyline o Detroit
Banner o Detroit
Offeecial seal o Detroit
Nickname(s): The Motor City, Motown, Renaissance City, The D, Hockeytown, The Automotive Capital of the World, Rock City, The 313
Motto(s): 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
Location athin Wayne Coonty, Michigan an the state o Michigan
Detroit is locatit in the US
Coordinates: 42°19′53″N 83°02′45″W / 42.33139°N 83.04583°W / 42.33139; -83.04583Coordinates: 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
 • Teep Mayor-Cooncil
 • Mayor Dave Bing (D)
 • Ceety Cooncil
 • Ceety 370 km2 (143.0 sq mi)
 • Laund 359 km2 (138.8 sq mi)
 • Watter 11 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
 • Urban 3,350 km2 (1,295 sq mi)
 • Metro 10,130 km2 (3,913 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 200 m (600 ft)
Population (2011)[2][3]
 • Ceety 706,585
 • Rank 18t in U.S.
 • Density 1,985/km2 (5,142/sq mi)
 • Urban 3,863,924
 • Metro 4,285,832 (US: 13t)
 • CSA 5,207,434 (US: 11t)
Demonym(s) Detroiter
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Simmer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Aurie code(s) 313
FIPS code 26-22000
GNIS featur ID 1617959[1]
Major airport Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Coonty Airport (DTW)

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:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Detroit". Geographic Names Information System. Unitit States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-07-27. .
  2. "2010 Census Interactive Population Search". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  3. "Table 2. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  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 
  7. "SAE World Congress convenes in Detroit". Retrieved April 12, 2007. 
  8. "Sister Cities Program | City of Detroit". Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  9. "International Sister Cities". Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  10. "Città di Torino - Relazioni Internazionali". 1998-04-07. Retrieved 2010-07-01.