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Lansing, Michigan is an aesthetically pleasing city, and as the state's capital, it contains many government offices. Downtown Lansing has a historic shopping district amidst the campus of Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Its suburb—East Lansing—is the home of Michigan State University, a "Big Ten" school and one of the United States' largest and most distinguished public universities with three medical schools and a law school. General Motors has a major presence in the area. The Lansing metro area has a population of 464,036 (2010).

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  1. The co-founder of Google, Larry Page, actually grew up in Lansing.
  2. Early resident of the town Ransom E. Olds built the first Curved Dash Oldsmobile, and began his own motor car company in 1904 called REO Motor.
  3. Lansing is home to two medical schools, one veterinary school, two nursing schools, and two law school including Western Michigan University and Michigan State University.
  4. Lansing’s Beal Botanical Garden is the oldest continuously operating botanical garden in the country, and holds more than 5,000 species of plants.
  5. Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr., a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons, was born in Lansing.

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