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Southfield,city (1990 pop. 75,728), Oakland co., SE Mich., a suburb of DetroitDetroit
, city (1990 pop. 1,027,974), seat of Wayne co., SE Mich., on the Detroit River and between lakes St. Clair and Erie; inc. as a city 1815. Michigan's largest city and the tenth largest in the nation, Detroit is a major Great Lakes shipping and rail center.
..... Click the link for more information. , on the Rouge River; laid out 1817, inc. as a city 1958. There are electronics research, meat-processing, and printing facilities, and manufactures include plastic, metal, rubber, and wood products; chemicals; transportation equipment; and machinery. Southfield is also a retail and office center for the Detroit metropolitan area. Lawrence Technological Univ. and an extension center of Wayne State Univ. are in Southfield.