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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan (pronunciation: æn ˈɑːrbər) is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. The city's population was 113,934 as of the 2010 United States Census, making it the sixth-largest city in Michigan.


The city was named after the spouses of the village's founders and for the stands of Bur Oak trees native to the area. The name "Ann Arbor" was given by the founders John Allen and Elisha Rumsey, who named it after their wives, both named Ann, and the bur oak trees present in the area.


Ann Arbor is located in southeastern Michigan on the Huron River about 40 miles west of Detroit. The city spans 28.9 square miles in area.


Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, one of the foremost research universities in the United States. The university shapes Ann Arbor's economy significantly as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the medical center.


The city is also known for its cultural offerings, including the Ann Arbor Art Fair, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.


Ann Arbor has a strong healthcare system anchored by the University of Michigan Health System. The system's hospitals have specialties in areas such as cancer treatment, pediatrics, and cardiovascular medicine.

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