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Detroit

About Detroit

701,475 in city
5,327,764 in metro
359 km² (139 mi²)
182.88 m
Detroit was founded in 1701 and incorporated as a city in 1815. The city consists of 140 square miles on the Detroit River just north of Windsor , Canada. Home of the famous "Motown Sound", Detroit is also the center of the American automobile manufacturing industry. The Detroit skyline is unique, dominated near the river by the 5 futuristic towers of the General Motors Renaissance Center while much of the rest of the downtown and New Center skylines are among the best collections of 1920s-30s skyscrapers anywhere.