Grosse Ile (Michigan)

Coordinates: 42°07′48″N 83°09′37″W / 42.13000°N 83.16028°W / 42.13000; -83.16028
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Grosse Ile
Aerial view of Grosse Ile in January 2016
Grosse Ile is located in Michigan
Grosse Ile
Grosse Ile
LocationDetroit River
Coordinates42°07′48″N 83°09′37″W / 42.13000°N 83.16028°W / 42.13000; -83.16028
Area9.6 sq mi (25 km2)[1]
Highest elevation594 ft (181.1 m)
CountyWayne County
TownshipGrosse Ile Township
Population10,894[1] (2000)

Grosse Ile /ˌɡrs ˈl/ is the largest island in the Detroit River. It is the most populated island in the state of Michigan. It is on the American side of the river and is part of Wayne County.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Area and population figures are based on the 2000 census figures for all of Grosse Ile Township. While the main island of Grosse Ile contains the largest area and population, there are several very small islands within the township, and their area and population are added to this overall figure. The township consists of over a dozen islands, but the majority of them are very small and uninhabited.
  2. Buttle and Tuttle Ltd (2000–2008). "Wayne County islands place names: Grosse Ile". Archived from the original on September 6, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2009.