Pontiac is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. It is the county seat of Oakland County. Considered a "satellite city" of Detroit, it is surrounded by affluent metro-Detroit suburbs. Although in the midst of these suburbs, Pontiac itself is an urban center with a significant manufacturing sector.
The city is probably best known for the prominent General Motors manufacturing plants, and the GM automobile make, Pontiac, which was first produced in (and named after) the city.
Also of note in the city is the Pontiac Silverdome, the stadium in which the Detroit Lions played until 2002.
Regionally, the city is known for the Arts, Beats and Eats Festival (http://www.artsbeatseats.com), a widely attended summer festival featuring an art show, musical concert venues, and a sampling of food from numerous regional restaurants.
The city is at the north end of the famous Woodward Avenue, known in the 1950's and 60's as being popular with young people who would "cruise" and drag-race their hot-rods in the area. Pontiac participates in the annual Woodward Dream Cruise (http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com), an annual event celebrating Woodward's hot-rod history, streching from Pontiac to Detroit.Web Sites and Links
Pontiac: WikipediaCensus, geography, and demographic information for the city.