|Nickname(s): The Mall City, K-zoo, The zoo, 2-6-9|
Location of Kalamazoo within Kalamazoo County, Michigan
|• Mayor||Bobby J. Hopewell|
|• City Manager||Kenneth P. Collard|
|• City||25.2 sq mi (65.2 km2)|
|• Land||24.7 sq mi (63.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)|
|Elevation||784 ft (239 m)|
|• Density||3,125.8/sq mi (1,206.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0629439|
In popular culture[change | change source]
Kalamazoo's name is used in song titles or lyrics to popular songs, because the way it sounds makes it a "great word for a lyric". Probably the best known was (I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo" by the Glenn Miller band with Tex Beneke. This #1 popular song was written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren. It was performed by the band playing the part of the Glenn Miller Orchestra in the 1942 movie Orchestra Wives. This was nominated: Best Music, Original Song in Academy Awards, Harry Warren (music), Mack Gordon (lyrics).
Sister cities[change | change source]
The city of Kalamazoo, Michigan has three sister cities.
References[change | change source]
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Kalamazoo in song". The Straight Dope. http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=457232. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
- Lyrics, Glenn Miller "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo".
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Kalamazoo, Michigan|
- City of Kalamazoo
- Kalamazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Kalamazoo College
- Kalamazoo at the Open Directory Project