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Ann Arbor

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Ann Arbor (pop. 282,937), city in southeastern Michigan, seat of Washtenaw County, and home of the University of Michigan since 1841. It is situated on the Huron River about 40 mi (65 km) west of Detroit. Once mainly a farming and fruit-growing center, Ann Arbor has also become a center of light industry since World War II. The city was settled in 1824, incorporated as a village in 1833, and given its city charter in 1851.

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