From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is a major metropolitan area in the U.S. State of Michigan, consisting of the city of Detroit and its surrounding area. The area covers parts of the counties of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne.
Metro Airport serves the Metropolitan Detroit area, the Toledo, Ohio, area, about 40 miles (64 km) south, the Ann Arbor area to the west, and Windsor, Ontario, and Southwestern Ontario in Canada. The airport serves over 140 destinations  and was named the best large U.S. airport in customer satisfaction by J.D. Power & Associates in 2010 and ...
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In the 1880s Polish immigration to Detroit started. In 1904 the City of Detroit had 13,000 Polish people. By 1925 the number of Polish people increased to 115,000. In the 1910 count of Detroit's population, the Polish population was not distinguished because Poland was not yet independent.
Transportation in metropolitan Detroit is provided by a system of transit services, airports, and an advanced network of freeways which interconnect the city of Detroit and the Detroit region. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) administers the region's network of major roads and freeways .
As of 2007 Ferndale is the center of the LGBT community in Metro Detroit. As of 1997 many LGBT people reside in Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, and Royal Oak. Model D stated in 2007 that there are populations of LGBT people in some Detroit neighborhoods such as East English Village, Indian Village, Lafayette Park, and Woodbridge and that the concentration of gay bars in Detroit is "decentralized".
The organization Global Detroit stated that the largest group of ethnic Albanians not in Europe is in Metro Detroit.As of 2014, 4,800 ethnic Albanians live in Macomb County, making up the fourth-largest ethnic group in that county, and the highest concentration of Albanians in Metro Detroit.
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Detroit is best known as the center of the U.S. automobile industry, and the "Big Three" auto manufacturers General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler are all headquartered in Metro Detroit. In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, the future city of Detroit.