So having lived in Michigan, USA and also Victoria, Australia I perused through some statistics. Being the nerd that I am, I liked looking at some of the physical statistics.
- Part of the Midwest, although geographically not.
- Occasionally very cold.
- Surrounded by America’s great lakes.
- Defined by two peninsula. A.k.a.: The Mitten. Up top folk are Yoopers. (Upper Peninsula folk).
- Capital is Lansing, not Detroit.
- Henry Ford, William Boeing, Sr, Tim Allen from MI. (The Latter having went to Western Michigan University)
- Domino’s Pizza was actually founded there. (As was Little Ceasars)
- Highest number of golf courses and registered snowmobiles in the nation.
- Longest freshwater coastline that belongs to a state of a country.
- Peak mean temperature in summer is 84/29 (Detroit)
- Peak minimum temperature in winter is 21/-6 (Detroit)
- 2nd most populous state in Australia
- Silly weather. Gets fairly hot though in Summer.
- Named after Queen Victoria.
- Capital is Melbourne. Could have actually been Batmania, after being founded by John Batman (and John Pascoe Fawkner).
- Hosted the 1956 Olympics and 2006 Commonwealth Games.
- Has the Grand Prix, Australian Open and AFL Grand Final (kinda like a Superbowl with a lot less advertising).
- 2000km of coastline.
- Mean temperature in summer is 26C
- Mean temperature in winter is 13.4C
Michigan is 2/3rds the size of Victoria.
MI: 56,804 sq mi. (147,122 km2 )
VIC: 87,806 sq mi (227,416 km2
However Victoria has a population just under 2/3rds the size of Michigan.
MI: 9,876,187 (2011)
VIC: 5,603,100 (2012)
Gross state product (GSP)
MI: $384.1 billion US, ~$39,000 per capita
VIC: $293 billion AUS, ~A$53,000 per capita