Detroit is the largest and most-populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city became the 4th-largest in the nation in 1920. Since reaching a peak of 1.85 million at the 1950 census, Detroit’s population has declined by more than 60 percent. The City of Detroit anchors the second-largest regional economy in the Midwest.
About Detroit in brief
Detroit is the largest and most-populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest U. S. city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County. The city became the 4th-largest in the nation in 1920, after only New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia with the influence of the booming auto industry. Since reaching a peak of 1.85 million at the 1950 census, Detroit’s population has declined by more than 60 percent. In 2015, Detroit was named a \”City of Design\” by UNESCO, the first U. s. city to receive that designation. 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 region was inhabited by Huron, Odawa, Potawatomi and Iroquois peoples. The first Europeans did not penetrate into the region and reach the straits of Detroit until French missionaries and traders worked their way around the League of the Iroquoian tribes in the 1630s. By the 1670s, the French evicted the French and British colonists from Canada, removing one barrier to British colonists migrating west. For the next hundred years, virtually no British, colonist, or French action was contemplated without consultation with the French or French. In the 17th century, Huron and Neutral peoples held the north side of Lake Erie until the Beaver Wars of 1650s. The Huron pushed both the lake and its feeder streams away from its beaver-rich feeder stream in 1649–1655.
In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, the future city of Detroit, and it became an important industrial hub at the center of the Great lakes region. In 2013, Detroit became the largest city to file for bankruptcy, which it successfully exited in December 2014, when the city government regained control of Detroit’s finances. Detroit’s diverse culture has had both local and international influence, particularly in music, with the city giving rise to the genres of Motown and techno, and playing an important role in the development of jazz, hip-hop, rock, and punk music. The City of Detroit anchors the second-largest regional economy in the Midwest, behind Chicago and ahead of Minneapolis–Saint Paul. The Detroit Metropolitan Airport is among the most important hubs in theUnited States, and is the second busiest international crossing in North America, after San Diego–Tijuana. Detroit and its neighboring Canadian city Windsor are connected through a highway tunnel, railway tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge, which is the first of its kind in the world. More recently, the population of Downtown Detroit, Midtown Detroit and various other neighborhoods has increased. An increasingly popular tourist destination, Detroit receives 19 million visitors per year. The city is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art, architecture and design.