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Nickname : Capital City, L-Town, "The Heart of Michigan"
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Location in Michigan
Ingham County Michigan Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Lansing Highlighted.svg
Basic data
Foundation : 1835
State : United States
State : Michigan
Counties : Ingham County
Eaton County
Coordinates : 42 ° 44 ′  N , 84 ° 33 ′  W Coordinates: 42 ° 44 ′  N , 84 ° 33 ′  W
Time zone : Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )
Inhabitants :
Metropolitan Area :
116,020 (as of 2016)
475,099 (as of 2016)
Population density : 1,277.8 inhabitants per km 2
Area : 91.3 km 2  (approx. 35 mi 2 ) of
which 90.8 km 2  (approx. 35 mi 2 ) is land
Height : 262 m
Postcodes : 48901-48980
Area code : +1 517
FIPS : 26-46000
GNIS ID : 1625035
Website :
Mayor : Virg Bernero (D)
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Michigan State Capitol

Lansing is the capital of the US state Michigan .


Lansing is located in Ingham County south of central Michigan at the confluence of the Red Cedar River with the Grand River . The landscape is flat, sparsely forested and characterized by agriculture.

Lansing is the only capital in the United States that is not the seat of the county in which it is located.

The city center is structured like a chessboard, the cityscape is determined by a few skyscrapers and a financial district.


The Ottawa , Potawatomi and Ojibway ( Anishinabe ) tribes originally lived in the Lansing area. In 1847, the capital of Michigan was relocated from Detroit to the wild inland. The place was originally called Michigan, Michigan and then renamed Lansing, Michigan , after the origins of many of the Lansing , New York settlers . At that time there was only a log house and a sawmill on the site . After the village was established, town charter was granted in 1857 .

Ransomed Eli Olds and Frank G. Clark founded an automobile plant and built the first Oldsmobile . The plant still exists today as General Motors ' Lansing Grand River Assembly .

Culture and sights

Michigan Hall of Justice, seat of the Michigan Supreme Court .
The Capital Bank Tower is one of the city's 31 entries in the NRHP.

The Michigan State Capitol is a National Historic Landmark in Lansing . 31 buildings and sites in the city are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) (as of November 6, 2018).

Town twinning

Friendly Cities:


The Michigan State University is located on the Red Cedar River in East Lansing.

She has one of the best wrestling teams in America.

sons and daughters of the town

Individual evidence

  1. List of NHL by State . National Park Service , accessed November 6, 2018.
  2. Search mask database in the National Register Information System. National Park Service , accessed November 6, 2018.
  3. "friendship cities" ( Memento from August 7, 2007 in the Internet Archive )

Web links

Commons : Lansing  - album with pictures, videos and audio files