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About Detroit

Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan, the seat of Wayne County, and a major port city on the Detroit River in the Midwest region of the United States. The city has two familiar nicknames: the Motor City and Motown. These names celebrate Detroit being the world’s traditional automotive center and an important source of popular music legacies. Other nicknames emerged in the twentieth century, including City of Champions beginning in the 1930a for its successes in individual and team sports.

Sports Teams:

  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Detroit Lions
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Detroit Tigers

11th Most Populated City:  713,777

Detroit Metropolitan population:  4,403,437
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