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Florida

Florida
US State
NicknameThe Sunshine State
MottoIn God We Trust
Official languagesEnglish
Spoken languagesEnglish 74.5%
Spanish 18.7%
DemonymFloridian
CapitalTallahassee
Largest cityJacksonville
Largest metro areaSouth Florida metropolitan area
Area
Area Ranked22nd
Total65,755 sq mi 170,304 km2
Width361 mi 582 km
Length447 mi 721 km
% water17.9
Population
Pop. Rank4th
Total18,801,310 (2010 Census)
Density350.6 /sq mi 135.4 /km2
Median income$47,778 (33rd)
Elevation
Highest pointBritton Hill
345 ft 105 m
Mean100 ft 30 m
Lowest pointAtlantic Ocean
0 ft 0 m
Other information
Admission to UnionMarch 3, 1845 (27th)
GovernorRick Scott (R)
Lieutenant GovernorJennifer Carroll (R)
LegislatureFlorida Legislature
Upper houseSenate
Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsBill Nelson (D)
Marco Rubio (R)
U.S. House delegation19 Republicans, 6 Democrats
Timezone
- Peninsula and "Big Bend" region - Eastern: UTC-5/-4
- Panhandle - Central: UTC-6/-5
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4

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Florida c-enaudio=en-us-Florida.oggˈflɒrɪdə is a state in the southeastern United States, located on the nation's Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of 18,801,310 as measured by the 2010 census conducted by United States Census Bureau, it is the fourth most populous state in the country. With an area of 65755 sqmi (170304.7 km2), Florida ranks 22nd in size among the 50 U.S. states. The state capital is Tallahassee, its largest city is Jacksonville, and the South Florida metropolitan area is the largest metropolitan area in the southeastern U.S.

Much of Florida is situated on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. Its geography is marked by a coastline, by the omnipresence of water and the threat of hurricanes. Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, encompassing approximately 1350 mi (3496.5 km2), and is the only state to border both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Much of the state is at or near sea level and its terrain is characterized by sedimentary soils. The climate varies from subtropical in the north to tropical in the south. Its symbolic animals like the American alligator, Florida panther and the manatee, can be found in the Everglades, one of the most famous national parks in the world.

Since the first European contact was made in 1513 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León who named it La Florida ("Flowery Land") upon landing there during the Easter season, Pascua Florida Florida was a challenge for the European colonial powers before it gained statehood in the United States in 1845. It was a principal location of the Seminole Wars against the Indians, and racial segregation after the American Civil War. Today, it is distinguished by its large Hispanic community, and high population growth, as well as its raising environmental concerns. Its economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture and transport, which developed in the late 19th century. Florida is also known for its amusement parks, the production of oranges and the Kennedy Space Center.

Florida culture is a reflection of influences and multiple inheritance; Native American, European American, African American and Hispanic heritages can be found in the architecture and cuisine. Florida has attracted many writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams, and continues to attract celebrities and athletes. It is internationally known for tennis, golf, auto racing and water sports.

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GatorCountry.com---Florida- senior Alexandre Lacroix reacts after winning his singles match during the Gators' 4-2 win against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament semifinals on Saturday at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex. / Gator Country photo by T - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 03:50:08 GMT+00:00
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St. Augustine Record--By From Wire Reports -Florida- State's Hunter Scantling limited Duke to a run on just three hits, leading host -Florida- State (30-11, 13-7 ACC) past Duke 10-3 in college baseball on Saturday. Mike McGee and James Ramsey had two - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 04:14:47 GMT+00:00
Appeal to people of Florida to stop direct bribery of Legislature - Tampabay.com Tweet this news
Tampabay.com--Let the record and the history books show that no matter what else the 2011 -Florida- Legislature does, wise or unwise, it has done one thing utterly and morally despicable, and beyond any excuse or redemption. ... - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:41:19 GMT+00:00
Effort to privatize Florida prisons raises questions of cost - MiamiHerald.com Tweet this news
MiamiHerald.com---Florida- lawmakers are poised to make dramatic changes to the state's prison system, turning over as many as 14 prisons to private companies in hopes of trimming the cost of housing the state's criminals. But as the Legislature - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:50:00 GMT+00:00
Florida Marlins' offense unable to support Vazquez in loss to Rockies - MiamiHerald.com Tweet this news
MiamiHerald.com---Florida- Marlins' Javier Vazquez pitches to the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Saturday, April 23, 2011. By Clark Spencer The Marlins got what they were hoping for f - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:09:08 GMT+00:00
Tar balls wash up on 2 South Florida beaches - MiamiHerald.com Tweet this news
MiamiHerald.com--Officials say tar balls have washed up on two South -Florida- beaches. A spokeswoman for the -Florida- Department of Environmental Protection says oil blobs showed up at state parks in Hollywood and Key Biscayne on Friday. The source of t - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 08:38:30 GMT+00:00
Stealing justice from South Florida - MiamiHerald.com Tweet this news
MiamiHerald.com--Under a scary plan in the -Florida- House, the state attorneys and some public defenders in South -Florida- counties would find themselves thrown under the financial bus. Several years ago -Florida's- 40 state attorneys and public de - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 09:01:36 GMT+00:00
Florida's presidential straw poll could help pick GOP frontrunner - Tbo.com Tweet this news
Tbo.com--2008, AP In 2008, -Florida's- January primary made John McCain the clear frontrunner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. By WILLIAM MARCH | The Tampa Tribune TAMPA - -Florida- Republicans are taking advantage of the state - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 09:06:14 GMT+00:00
Florida Marlins' Sanches, Choate favor expanded playoffs - MiamiHerald.com Tweet this news
MiamiHerald.com---Florida- Marlins' Brian Sanches pitches to the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning of a baseball game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Saturday, April 23, 2011. By Clark Spencer Count relievers Brian Sanches and Randy Choate - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:09:08 GMT+00:00
Time is tight for state legislators - Pensacola News Journal Tweet this news
Pensacola News Journal--The -Florida- Legislature has managed to erase the memory of former Gov. Charlie Crist in its first six weeks in session, but nearly everything else remains to be done in the final two weeks. Lawmakers quickly passed a merit-pay bi - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 06:05:22 GMT+00:00

Climate :
City Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Jacksonville 65/43 68/45 74/50 80/56 86/64 90/70 92/73 91/73 87/70 80/61 73/51 66/44
Key West 75/65 76/66 79/69 82/72 85/76 88/78 89/80 90/80 88/78 85/76 80/71 76/67
Melbourne 72/51 73/53 77/57 81/61 85/67 88/71 90/73 90/73 88/72 83/67 78/60 73/53
Miami 76/60 77/61 80/64 83/68 86/72 88/75 90/77 90/77 88/76 85/72 81/67 77/62
Pensacola 61/43 64/46 70/51 76/58 84/66 89/72 90/74 90/74 87/70 80/60 70/50 63/45
Tallahassee 64/40 67/42 73/48 80/53 87/62 91/69 91/72 91/72 88/68 81/57 72/47 66/41
Tampa 71/51 72/52 77/57 82/62 88/68 90/73 90/75 90/75 89/73 84/66 77/58 72/52

Metropolitan areas : Recycling
Largest cities in Florida
City population > 500,000
City Population Metropolitan area
City population > 200,000
City Population Metropolitan area
City population > 150,000
City Population Metropolitan area
City population > 100,000
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Metropolitan areas : Recycling
Largest metropolitan areas in Florida
Rank Metropolitan Area Population
1 South Florida 5,564,635
2 Tampa Bay 2,783,243
3 Greater Orlando 2,134,411
4 Greater Jacksonville 1,345,596
5 Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice 702,281

Presidential elections results
Political history :
Year Republican Democratic
2008 48.22% 4,045,624 50.96% 4,282,074
2004 52.10% 3,964,522 47.09% 3,583,544
2000 48.85% 2,912,790 48.84% 2,912,253
1996 42.32% 2,244,536 48.02% 2,546,870
1992 40.89% 2,173,310 39.00% 2,072,698
1988 60.87% 2,618,885 38.51% 1,656,701
1984 65.32% 2,730,350 34.66% 1,448,816
1980 55.52% 2,046,951 38.50% 1,419,475
1976 46.64% 1,469,531 51.93% 1,636,000
1972 71.91% 1,857,759 27.80% 718,117
1968 40.53% 886,804 30.93% 676,794
1964 48.85% 905,941 51.15% 948,540
1960 51.51% 795,476 48.49% 748,700

Transportation : Airports
Club League Venue Championships
Miami Dolphins National Football League Sun Life Stadium (Miami) 2 (1972, 1973)
Miami Heat National Basketball Association American Airlines Arena (Miami) 1 (2006)
Florida Marlins Major League Baseball Sun Life Stadium (Miami) 2 (1997, 2003)
Florida Panthers National Hockey League BankAtlantic Center (Sunrise) 0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers National Football League Raymond James Stadium (Tampa) 1 (2003)
Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg) 0
Tampa Bay Lightning National Hockey League St. Pete Times Forum (Tampa) 1 (2004)
Orlando Magic National Basketball Association Amway Center (Orlando) 0
Jacksonville Jaguars National Football League EverBank Field (Jacksonville) 0

Spring training :
Club Location
Atlanta Braves Walt Disney World
Baltimore Orioles Sarasota
Boston Red Sox Fort Myers
Detroit Tigers Lakeland
Florida Marlins Jupiter
Houston Astros Kissimmee
Minnesota Twins Fort Myers
New York Mets Port St. Lucie
New York Yankees Tampa
Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater
Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton
St. Louis Cardinals Jupiter
Tampa Bay Rays Port Charlotte
Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin
Washington Nationals Viera

Auto-racing tracks :
Sister jurisdiction Country Year
Languedoc-Roussillon France France 1989
Taiwan Province Taiwan Taiwan, R.O.C. 1992
Wakayama Prefecture Japan Japan 1995
Western Cape South Africa South Africa 1995
Nueva Esparta Venezuela Venezuela 1999
Kyonggi South Korea South Korea 2000

State of Florida

State capital: Tallahassee
TopicsEducation * Environment * Floridians * Geography * Government * History * State Parks * Transportation * Visitor Attractions
RegionsBig Bend * Central Florida * Emerald Coast * First Coast * Florida Heartland * Florida Keys * Florida Panhandle * Forgotten Coast * Fun Coast * Gold Coast * Nature Coast * North Central Florida * North Florida * South Florida * Southwest Florida * Space Coast * Sun Coast * Tampa Bay Area * Treasure Coast
Metropolitan areasBradenton-Sarasota-Venice * Cape Coral-Fort Myers * Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach * Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin * Gainesville * Greater Jacksonville * Lakeland-Winter Haven * Naples-Marco Island * Ocala * Greater Orlando * Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville * Palm Coast * Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach * Pensacola Metro Area * Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Area * Punta Gorda * Sebastian-Vero Beach * South Florida metropolitan area * Tallahassee Metropolitan Area * Tampa Bay Area
Largest citiesJacksonville * Miami * Tampa * St. Petersburg * Orlando * Hialeah * Fort Lauderdale * Tallahassee * Cape Coral * Port St. Lucie * Pembroke Pines * Hollywood * Coral Springs * Gainesville * Miramar * Clearwater * Pompano Beach * Palm Bay * West Palm Beach * Miami Gardens * Lakeland * Davie * Sunrise * Boca Raton * Miami Beach
CountiesAlachua * Baker * Bay * Bradford * Brevard * Broward * Calhoun * Charlotte * Citrus * Clay * Collier * Columbia * DeSoto * Dixie * Duval * Escambia * Flagler * Franklin * Gadsden * Gilchrist * Glades * Gulf * Hamilton * Hardee * Hendry * Hernando * Highlands * Hillsborough * Holmes * Indian River * Jackson * Jefferson * Lafayette * Lake * Lee * Leon * Levy * Liberty * Madison * Manatee * Marion * Martin * Miami Dade * Monroe * Nassau * Okaloosa * Okeechobee * Orange * Osceola * Palm Beach * Pasco * Pinellas * Polk * Putnam * Santa Rosa * Sarasota * Seminole * St. Johns * St. Lucie * Sumter * Suwannee * Taylor * Union * Volusia * Wakulla * Walton * Washington

Former Confederate States of America (CSA)

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