Detroit, in the Great Lakes region, is a port and one of the biggest centres of the automobile industry. It is known as "the automobile capital of the world" or the "Motor City". It is the sixth largest city in the United States. General Motors, American Motors, Ford and Chrysler all have their headquarters there or in adjoining suburbs.
Detroit is a city of wide streets radiating from the semicircular Grand Circus Park.
Detroit is rich in educational and cultural establishments.
In the heart of the city there is the Cultural Centre, which contains the Detroit Institute of Art, the Children's Museum, the Detroit Historical Museum and the Detroit Public Library. The Detroit Symphany Orchestra is internationally known and the Fisher Theatre is one of the nation's finest playhouses.
Educational institutions include Wayne State University, the University of Detroit and the Detroit Institute of Technology.

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