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|Satellite view showing Lansing, capital city of the State of Michigan in the United States.
The city is located in the south central part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan at the confluence of the Grand River and the Red Cedar River, 90 mi (145 km) north west of Detroit and 220 mi (355 km) north east of Chicago.
Like many U.S. state capitals, Lansing plays a minor part in Americas cultural and military impact on the rest of the world.
Photo: Brian Charles Watson
Lansing came into existence as a scam. In early 1836, two brothers from New York (state) plotted the area and sold plots of "Biddle City" to people from Lansing, NY. The group of settlers arrived to Mid-Michigan only to find their plots submerged under several feet of water, but the then not so proud owners of a lot of useless land in a nonexistent city stayed and renamed the settlement "Lansing Township".
About ten years later the 20 people strong population of the township were much surprised by the decision of the Michigan House of Representatives to repositioning Michigan's state capital from Detroit to their village.
Today Lansing has a population of about 115,000 inhabitants (in 2015), it is situated in the center of a peninsula between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
Photo: David Shane
GM's Oldsmobile brand, which was produced in Lansing, phased out and poor Lansing is still heckled by the influential, metropolitan cities of Chicago and Detroit, but you never know.
The capital's economy is based on government, education, insurance, healthcare, and automobile manufacturing. Largest employers are the State of Michigan, Michigan State University (MSU), Sparrow Health System, and General Motors.
Some capital highlights:
Historical places: Michigan State Capitol (the Neoclassical/Italianate/Renaissance revival style state capitol houses the chambers and offices of the Michigan Legislature). Dodge Mansion (historic house and now a museum dedicated to Lansing's early pioneers)
Museums: Michigan History Center (comes with the Library of Michigan and its flagship the Michigan Historical Museum, which showcases Michigan's history). R. E. Olds Transportation Museum (automotive museum named for the founder of Oldsmobile, a former brand of American automobiles with the headquarters in Lansing). Impression 5 Science Center (science museum)
Churches: St. Mary Cathedral (1937 built cathedral, seat of the bishop of the Diocese of Lansing)
Convention center: Lansing Center (Lansing's convention center)
Shopping: Lansing City Market (urban city market)
Parks: Potter Park Zoo (oldest public zoo in Michigan)
Cooley Gardens (horticultural adventure between flower-beds and shrubberies in the midst of the concrete and glass of the central business district and GM Grand River Assembly Plant)
Outdoors: Lansing River Trail (non-motorized 13 mi trail along the Grand River and the Red Cedar River)
Just zoom in (+) to see Michigan State Capitol building, which houses the legislative and executive branches of the government of the U.S. state of Michigan.
The page shows a city map of Lansing with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Capital Region International Airport, 4.5 mi (7 km) by road northwest of downtown Lansing.
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Monday-September-26 2016 11:35Standard time zone Eastern (EST): UTC/GMT -5 hours
Daylight Saving Time (EDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours
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|Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Lansing,
City Coordinates: 42°44′ N 84°32′ W
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