A small city (about 2 sq. miles) nestled inside of Detroit. Hamtramck has a large Polish population, as well as people of many other enthnicities including Ukrainian, Bosnian, Bangladeshi, African American, and others.
Hamtramck is known for its annual Paczki (pronounced Poonch-key) day celebration, its bars, its lively political scene, and for being the setting for the movie, Polish Wedding. Hamtramck also has a statue of Pope John Paul II standing on a diving platform (or at least that's how it looks).
The city was named for a French Revolutionary War hero, Colonel Jean Francois Hamtramck.