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Official Name: City of Grand Rapids
Settlement Type: City
Nickname: "Furniture City", "GR"
Image Skyline: Grand Rapids montage.jpg
Image Caption: Images from top to bottom, left to right: downtown cityscape, Meyer May House, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum,, ''La Grande Vitesse'', pedestrian bridge over the Grand River (Michigan), Van Andel Arena, Grand Valley State University's Cook–DeVos Center on the Grand Rapids Medical Mile
Image Flag: GrandRapidsMI.png
Image Seal: Grand Rapids MI Seal.png
Image Map: Kent County Michigan Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Grand Rapids Highlighted.svg
Mapsize: 250x200px
Map Caption: Location of Grand Rapids within Kent County, Michigan, Michigan/.
Pushpin Map: USA2
Pushpin Map Caption: Location in the United States
Coordinates Display: inline,title
Coordinates Type: region:US type:city
Subdivision Type: List of countries
Subdivision Type 1: Political divisions of the United States
Subdivision Type 2: List of counties in Michigan
Subdivision Name: United States
Subdivision Name 1: Michigan
Subdivision Name 2: Kent County, Michigan
Government Type: Council-Manager
Leader Title: Mayor
Leader Name: George Heartwell
Leader Title 1: City Manager
Leader Name 1: Greg Sundstrom
Established Title: Founded
Established Date: 1826
Established Title 2: Incorporation
Established Date 2: 1850
Unit Pref: Imperial
Area Footnotes: Area Total Km 2: 117.25
Area Land Km 2: 115.00
Area Water Km 2: 2.25
Area Total Sq Mi: 45.27
Area Land Sq Mi: 44.40
Area Water Sq Mi: 0.87
Area Water Percent: 1.92
Population As Of: 2011
Population Total: 189,815 (US: List of United States cities by population)
Population Urban: 569,935 (US: List of United States urban areas)
Population Metro: 779,604 (US: List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas)
Population Blank 1 Title: Combined statistical area
Population Blank 1: 1,328,440 (US: List of Combined Statistical Areas)
Population Density Sq Mi: 4216.1
Population Blank 2 Title: Demonym
Population Blank 2: Grand Rapidian
Timezone: North American Eastern Time Zone
Utc Offset: -5
Timezone DST: Eastern Daylight Time
Utc Offset DST: -4
Latd: 42 /latm
Longd: 85 /longm
Elevation Ft: 640
Area Code: 616
Blank Name: Federal Information Processing Standard
Blank Info: 26-34000
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Blank 1 Info: 0627105 Website: []
Grand Rapids is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is located on the Grand River about 25 miles east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 774,160 and a combined statistical area, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, population of 1,321,557. It is the county seat of Kent County, Michigan,second largest city in Michigan (after Detroit), and the largest city in West Michigan. Grand Rapids is home to five of the world's leading office furniture companies and is nicknamed the "Furniture City". The city and surrounding communities are economically diverse, and contribute heavily to the health care, information technology, automotive, aviation, and consumer goods manufacturing industries, among others.
Grand Rapids was the hometown of Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States. He, along with his wife, former First Lady Betty Ford, are buried on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids.
Over 2,000 years ago, people associated with the Hopewell culture occupied the Grand River Valley. Around A.D. 1700, the Ottawa Indians moved into the area and founded several villages along the Grand River.
The Grand Rapids area was first settled by Europeans near the start of the 19th century by missionaries and fur traders. They generally lived in reasonable peace alongside the Ottawa tribespeople, with whom they traded their European metal and textile goods for fur pelts. Joseph and Madeline La Framboise established the first Indian/European trading post in West Michigan, and in present Grand Rapids, on the banks of the Grand River near what is now Ada. After the death of her husband in 1806, Madeline La Framboise carried on, expanding fur trading posts to the west and north. La Framboise, whose ancestry was a mix of French and Indian, later merged her successful operations with the American Fur Company. She retired, at age 41, to Mac

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