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city in Michigan, U.S., from French détroit, literally "straits," from Old French destreit (12c.), from Latin districtum, neuter of districtus. French fort built there 1701. By 1918 the city name was synonymous with "U.S. automobile manufacturing."

Detroit, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 93
Housing Units (2000): 46
Land area (2000): 0.239247 sq. miles (0.619646 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.239247 sq. miles (0.619646 sq. km)
FIPS code: 19681
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 39.619810 N, 90.676463 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 62332
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Detroit, IL
Detroit, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon
Population (2000): 262
Housing Units (2000): 383
Land area (2000): 0.527431 sq. miles (1.366039 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.327317 sq. miles (0.847748 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.854748 sq. miles (2.213787 sq. km)
FIPS code: 19100
Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
Location: 44.735676 N, 122.151372 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 97342
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Detroit, OR
Detroit, AL -- U.S. town in Alabama
Population (2000): 247
Housing Units (2000): 125
Land area (2000): 1.354988 sq. miles (3.509402 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.354988 sq. miles (3.509402 sq. km)
FIPS code: 20392
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 34.025859 N, 88.171810 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 35552
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Detroit, AL
Detroit, TX -- U.S. town in Texas
Population (2000): 776
Housing Units (2000): 359
Land area (2000): 1.581354 sq. miles (4.095688 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.581354 sq. miles (4.095688 sq. km)
FIPS code: 20128
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 33.661703 N, 95.264524 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 75436
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Detroit, TX
Detroit, MI -- U.S. city in Michigan
Population (2000): 951270
Housing Units (2000): 375096
Land area (2000): 138.769077 sq. miles (359.410243 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 4.176979 sq. miles (10.818326 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 142.946056 sq. miles (370.228569 sq. km)
FIPS code: 22000
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 42.387137 N, 83.102641 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 48201 48202 48204 48205 48206 48207
48208 48209 48210 48211 48213 48214
48215 48216 48217 48219 48221 48223
48224 48226 48227 48228 48234 48235
48238 48242
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Detroit, MI
This is about a French musical duo of Bernard Cantat and Pascal Humbert. For the American city, see Detroit. For the US spinoff of rock group The Detroit Wheels, see Detroit (band)

Détroit is a French musical duo formed in 2012 by French rock musician Bertrand Cantat and French bass player Pascal Humbert. Both were part of the rock formation Passion Fodder from 1985 to 1991 before they split up and Cantat moved on to establish his own famous band Noir Désir, whereas Humbert went on to join the American band 16 Horsepower, and later to Lilium and Wovenhand, amongst others.

The duo Détroit released their greatly expected debut album Horizons on 18 November 2013. It was recorded in Vega Studios and produced by Pascal Humbert and Bruno Green. The debut release from the album is "Droit dans le soleil" that appeared in the SNEP Top 10 in its first week of release. It has also charted in Belgium's French records market and in Switzerland.

The formation of the duo follows the break up of Cantat's band Noir Désir in 2010. The two collaborated in 2011 in the album Chœurs with musicians Bernard Falaise and Alexander MacSween. The music was composed for Wajdi Mouawad's production of a trilogy from Sophocles titled Le Cycle des Femmes: Trois histoires de Sophocle or just Des Femmes.

Detroit (video game)

Detroit is a turn-based business simulation game that puts one in charge of a fledgling automobile company starting in 1908 (the year the Ford Model T was introduced). The player is responsible for the financing, research and development, design, testing, production, and marketing of automobile product lines. The aim of the game is to be most profitable automobile business in the world after 100 years.

The game is named after the American city of Detroit which is nicknamed "Motor City" due to the concentration of American automobile manufacturers in the city during the 20th century.

Detroit (1967 song)
  1. Redirect The Happiest Millionaire

Category:1967 songs

Detroit (Wheeler Manufacturing)

The Detroit was an automobile manufactured in Detroit, Michigan by the Wheeler Manufacturing Company in 1904. The Detroit was a five-seater tonneau with an entrance in the rear. It had a 35 hp opposed two-cylinder engine, claimed to produce . It had a removable wood top, and was offered in either red or green, with yellow running gear.

Detroit (play)

Detroit is a play by Lisa D'Amour. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer and Susan Smith Blackburn Prizes. The play premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in 2010 and subsequently ran Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in fall 2012. The play won the Obie Award for Best New American Play in 2013.

Detroit (horse)

Detroit (24 February 1977 – 20 May 2001) was a French Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare who won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 1980. Unraced as a two-year-old, Detroit won her first four races in 1980 including the Prix Fille de l'Air, Prix Chloé and Prix de la Nonette. She was beaten when favourite for the Prix Vermeille before winning the Arc in record time. She remained in training as a four-year-old and won three more races including the Prix Foy. She was retired to stud where she produced the Arc de Triomphe winner Carnegie.


Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the fourth-largest city in the Midwest and the largest city on the United States–Canada border. It is the seat of Wayne County, the most populous county in the state. Detroit's metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 4.3 million people, making it the fourteenth-most populous metropolitan area in the United States and the second-largest in the Midwestern United States (behind Chicago).

The Detroit–Windsor area, a commercial link straddling the Canada–U.S. border, has a total population of about 5.7 million. The Detroit metropolitan region holds roughly one-half of Michigan's population. Detroit is a major port on the Detroit River, a strait that connects the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Detroit Metropolitan Airport is among the most important hubs in the United States. The City of Detroit anchors the second-largest economic region in the Midwest, behind Chicago, and the thirteenth-largest in the United States.

Detroit was founded on July 24, 1701 by the French explorer and adventurer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and a party of settlers. With expansion of the automobile industry, the Detroit area emerged as a significant metropolitan region within the United States in the early 20th century, when the city became the fourth-largest in the country for a period. In the 1950s and 1960s, expansion continued with construction of a regional freeway system.

Due to industrial restructuring and loss of jobs in the auto industry, Detroit lost considerable population from the late 20th century to present. Between 2000 and 2010 the city's population fell by 25 percent, changing its ranking from the nation's 10th-largest city to 18th. In 2010, the city had a population of 713,777, more than a 60 percent drop from a peak population of over 1.8 million at the 1950 census. This resulted from suburbanization, industrial restructuring, and the decline of Detroit's auto industry. Following the shift of population and jobs to its suburbs or other states or nations, the city has focused on becoming the metropolitan region's employment and economic center.

The erstwhile rapid growth of the city left a globally unique stock of architectural monuments and historic places of the first half of the 20th century, with many of them falling into disrepair or torn down since the 1960s. Conservation efforts managed to save many architectural pieces since the 2000s and allowed several large-scale revitalisations. Downtown Detroit has held an increased role as a cultural destination in the 21st century, with the restoration of several historic theatres and entertainment venues, new sports stadiums, and a riverfront revitalization project. More recently, the population of Downtown Detroit, Midtown Detroit, and a handful of other neighborhoods has increased. Some other neighborhoods remain distressed, with extensive abandonment of properties.

The Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, declared a financial emergency for the city in March 2013, appointing an emergency manager. On July 18, 2013, Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history. It was declared bankrupt by Judge Steven W. Rhodes of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on December 3, 2013; he cited its $18.5 billion debt and declared that negotiations with its thousands of creditors were unfeasible. On November 7, 2014, Judge Rhodes approved the city's bankruptcy plan, allowing the city to begin the process of exiting bankruptcy. The City of Detroit successfully exited Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy with all finances handed back to the city at midnight on December 11, 2014.

Detroit (1920s NFL teams)

Detroit, Michigan had four early teams in the National Football League before the Detroit Lions. The Heralds played in 1920, and had played as an independent as far back as 1905. The Tigers, a continuation of the Heralds, played in 1921, folding midseason and sending its players to the Buffalo All-Americans. The Panthers from 1925–1926 and the Wolverines in 1928.

Detroit (disambiguation)

Detroit is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan.

Detroit may also refer to:

Detroit (band)

Detroit (a.k.a. The Band Detroit, so as not to be confused with the city of Detroit) was a spinoff of rock group The Detroit Wheels. This revised version of that band was formed by Mitch Ryder as a successor to The Wheels in 1970. The only original Wheel in the group was the drummer Johnny "Bee" Badanjek; other members were guitarists Steve Hunter and Brett Tuggle, organist Harry Phillips and bassist W.R. Cooke. A single album was released by this grouping, a 1971 self-titled LP issued on Paramount Records (US #176 in 1972). They had a hit with their version of the Lou Reed - penned song " Rock & Roll", which Reed liked enough to ask Steve Hunter to join his backing band. Ryder quit the group because of voice problems in 1972, and Detroit vocalist Rusty Day (formerly of the American Amboy Dukes and Cactus) took over his spot; without Ryder, the group floundered, and eventually broke up in 1974.

While not as commercially successful, Rusty Day's era of Detroit was a powerhouse to be reckoned with. He used to sing for Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes, and was soon to form Cactus (American band). Rusty, having been the original singer, picked prior to Mitch's return from Memphis and being asked to sing with them due to Rusty's having other commitments. Rusty's time at the helm waited. When he returned the band was Re-energized, and managed by John Sinclair, and Pete Andrews. The band toured all over spreading the gospel of Detroit Rock n Roll. Day, backed with soon to be legendary guitar hero, Steve Gaines (who would later form his own band, Crawdad, and would eventually join Lynyrd Skynyrd); took the band in a different, but in a still solid rocking direction This lineup also featured Bill Hodgson on guitar (formerly of Shadowfax, soon to reform the band), Ted "T-Mel" Smith (formerly of the Spinners), Nathaniel Peterson (later to become of Leon Mills's band Brat Axis), and Terry Emery (later to be of the Crawdads an eventually .38 Special). Some recordings exist out there of this era.

In 2005, Detroit re-emerged once again. original members W. Ron Cooke (Bass/Vocals) and Johnny 'Bee' Badanjek (Drums), got together to record a new album for Detroit Artist Workshop Group & Woodshed Productions. The duo brought in Steve Dansby (Guitar), a noted guitar sideman in the Motor City scene, having also played with Ron Cooke & Rusty Day in Day's 2nd incarnation of 'Cactus', as well as other side projects. As well as Micheal Katon, a noted Blues-Rock Pioneer, who had played with Dansby, Ron Cooke and Harry Philips in another band w Scott Morgan in the 80's. This union began pounding out material in some of Detroit area's best Studios; Big Sky w Geoff Micheals, Rock City Studios w Pete Bankert (Destroy All Monsters), and Harmonie Park Studios w Brian & Mark Pastoria (Adrenalin/DC Drive).

In an effort to bridge the gap between the eras of Mitch Ryder & Rusty Day, as well as stay in tune with the later sounds of Detroit Rock & Roll; they enlisted the Vocals of Tom Ingham (Mugzy/Weapons/Plow/Romeo Rock & More). Tom's take on the Detroit sound filled out well with the rest of the band. The album, called Dead Man's Hand was released in 2006, and is still available. This independent release included special appearances by Scott Morgan, Johnny Spark, Johnny Arizona, J.B. Sweet and Chris Codish.

Detroit (Whiteout song)

"Detroit" is a song by Scottish rock band Whiteout, released as their third single in 1994 (see 1994 in music). Although it was not part of the band's debut album Bite It (1995) on its initial release, there is an expanded edition available which has "Detroit" added as a 13th track. The B-side "Dee Troyt" is a slowed-down, almost acoustic version of the single's title track with some alternate lyrics and layered harmonies reminiscent of The Beach Boys. The second B-side, "Just Passin' Through, Kid"—a country-esque instrumental song—also appeared as the last track on the Japanese EPNo Time.

Detroit (mixtape)

Detroit is the fourth mixtape by American rapper Big Sean. It was released for free download on September 5, 2012, by G.O.O.D. Music. Detroit features guest appearances from these fellow rappers such as J. Cole, Juicy J, King Chip, French Montana, Royce da 5'9", Kendrick Lamar and Tyga - along with track narrations by Common, Young Jeezy and Snoop Lion. Wale and Wiz Khalifa are also featured in the bonus tracks. American singers includes Chris Brown, Jhené Aiko, James Fauntleroy and Mike Posner. Production derives from Hit-Boy, Da Internz, 808 Mafia's own producers Lex Luger and Southside and KeY Wane - among others. The mixtape were consisted of mostly of these completed original songs.

For the highly-anticipated mixtape, it has caused the mixtape site DatPiff to crash upon the mixtapes eventual release. Detroit was viewed 1.5 million times on the day of release and was downloaded close to 700,000 - with 500,000 downloads within three hours. It has been downloaded over a million times.

Usage examples of "detroit".

UM 006 is a cadaver who recently journeyed across Detroit from the University of Michigan to the bioengineering building at Wayne State University.

Her senses told her that she was stationary while Detroit and the rest of South Spindle were turning along with the background of stars, but she knew that in reality it was she and the part of Janus that lay north of the Spin Decoupler that were turning at a little under one revolution every minute.

Hub and Detroit, at a point exactly where the line of the Spin Decoupler would be.

Lawrence and Lake Ontario were places of rendezvous for the Fenian troops who were steadily arriving from the interior of New York State, while the Western and Southern contingents gathered at Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Erie and Buffalo.

San Diego Siege 15 Panic In Philly 16 Sicilian Slaughter 17 Jersey Guns 18 Texas Storm 19 Detroit Deathwatch 20 New Orleans Knockout 21 Firebase Seattle 22 Hawaiian Hellground 23 St.

Coast Guard and hijacking gangs, so by the later twenties organized crime in Detroit forced most independent rumrunners out of business.

We went one night up in Detroit and people was being healed left and right of back trouble, blindness, bunions, goiters, liver problems, ringworm, you name it.

The main duty of the Crime and Bomb Squad was to combat the organized and growing mobs of the Prohibition era Detroit underworld.

Detroit lay many miles northeastward across the wilderness, and the English, he thought, would scarcely come so far to attack his little post, especially now that most of the Indians in the intervening country had declared in favor of the Americans.

The object in choosing the political capital is average nearness of approach from the various confines of the State but commerce submits to no such Procrustean laws in selecting her capitals and consequently she has placed Detroit on the borders of Michigan, on the shore of the neck of water which joins Lake Huron to Lake Erie, through which all the trade must flow which comes down from Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Huron on its way to the Eastern States and to Europe.

It took only a couple of fire arrows and pretty soon some tribe of Reds would have themselves a string of half-charred scalps to sell to the French in Detroit.

I took in a number of Nomad Campfires --in Detroit, they burned scrap lumber-- and listened to stories of pirates and Road Runners and feuds and radical rigs, threads in the fabric of Nomad lore.

Toronto on Tuesday and went to Samia, stayed till Wednesday morning, and then went on to Detroit.

Curly shuffled to the end of the bar, coughed hollowly, and told Schwegel that he was a Detroit cabinet-maker out of a job.

It had won a late-night Battle of the Sounds contest for four nights running on one Detroit soul station.