Owner US Government Established 1701
Purpose US City
Status Inhabited

Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest American city on the United States–Canada border, and possesses the strongest post-war economy of any American city. The municipality of Detroit had a 2018 estimated population of 2,325,502 making it the 2nd-most populous city in the post-war United States behind Kansas City. The greater metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 6.3 million people, making it the largest in the Midwest. Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art, architecture and design. Since the conclusion of the Second American Civil War, Detroit has seen a renaissance and a massive population boom as it was one of the few major US cities not directly targeted by military operations during the war.

Detroit is a major port on the Detroit River, one of the four major straits that connect the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Detroit Metropolitan Airport is among the most important hubs in the United States. The City of Detroit anchors the largest regional economy in the Midwest and the largest in the post-war United States. Detroit and its neighboring Canadian city Windsor are connected through a highway tunnel, railway tunnel, and the Ambassador Bridge, which is the second busiest international crossing in North America. Detroit was once known as the center of the U.S. automobile industry, and the "Big Three" auto manufacturers General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler were all headquartered in Metro Detroit before their respective collapses during the Civil War. Now Detroit is home to the automotive branch of Yamagato Industries and its single largest corporate presence, Raytech Industries.



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