Lower Peninsula of Michigan

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Lower Peninsula of Michigan
Little Sable Light Point Light Station - Michigan.jpg
Nickname(s): 
The Mitten
Regions and major cities of the Lower Peninsula
Regions and major cities of the Lower Peninsula
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
Area
 • Total40,162 sq mi (104,020 km2)
Population
 (2015 est.)
 • Total9,584,261
 • Density240/sq mi (92/km2)

The Lower Peninsula of Michigan – also known as Lower Michigan – is the southern and less elevated of the two major landmasses that make up the U.S. state of Michigan, the other being the Upper Peninsula. It is surrounded by water on all sides except its southern border, which it shares with Indiana and Ohio.

Although the Upper Peninsula is commonly referred to as "the U.P.", it is uncommon for the Lower Peninsula to be called "the L.P."[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Keilman, John (December 9, 2011). "Hand-to-hand combat". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 22, 2014.