Detroit

Detroit City Guide

by Jose Marc Castro on August 18, 2008

USflagIMAGE200The largest city in the state of Michigan, Detroit is a major port metropolis situated on the banks of the Detroit River. Its name means “the strait”, with respect to the large body of water that borders it. It recently ranked 11th in the category of the most heavily populated urban area in the country. It is also renowned as the world’s long-established automotive hub. As a matter of fact, it was even nicknamed Motown and Motor City. Some other names include the City of Champions from its successes in sports, the Arsenal of Democracy as war materiel was made there, slang names as The D and D-Town and popular culture names such as Rock City, from the song of the band Kiss and Hockeytown from the NHL team, the Red Wings. [click to continue…]

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