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Central Florida is the central region of the United States state of Florida, on the East Coast. The region enjoys a hot but often stormy climate, with many thunderstorms, and hurricanes threaten often. Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ...


Although the exact area can be disputed, Central Florida tends to be thought of as the area including Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Brevard, and Volusia counties. Polk and Sumter counties are considered by some, including the local media, to be part of Central Florida. Although geographically in the central part of the state, usually the west central coast, including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando counties, is considered the Tampa Bay area or the Suncoast, rather than a part of Central Florida. Orange County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Seminole County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Location in the state of Florida Formed 1844 Seat Titusville Area  - Total  - Water 4,032 km² (1,557 mi²) 1,395 km² (539 mi²) 34. ... Volusia County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Sumter County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Pinellas County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Pasco County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Hernando County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and estuary on the western coast of Florida. ... The Florida Suncoast is a colloquial name for the west-central and southwest peninsular Florida coastal area between Tarpon Springs to the north, and Naples to the south, and includes the Tampa Bay area. ...


The largest cities in Central Florida are Orlando, Melbourne, Daytona Beach, Kissimmee, and Sanford. Nickname: The City Beautiful Official website: http://www. ... Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. ... A Daytona Beach Bar The worlds most famous beach Daytona Beach is a city located in Volusia County, Florida, USA. As of 2004, the population estimates recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 64,422. ... Kissimmee is a city located in Osceola County, Florida. ... Sanford is a city in and the county seat6 of Seminole County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 38,291. ...


The biggest attractions include Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios Florida, Kennedy Space Center, and Cypress Gardens. Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... For the unrelated theme park in Australia, see Sea World. ... This June 2005 does not cite its references or sources. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the NASA space vehicle launch facility (spaceport) at Cape Canaveral on Merritt Island in Florida, United States. ... Cypress Gardens Adventure Park (formerly Cypress Gardens) is a theme park near Winter Haven, Florida (about 20 miles east of Lakeland) in the United States. ...


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Capital: Tallahassee
Largest cities: Cape Coral | Clearwater | Coral Springs | Fort Lauderdale | Gainesville | Hialeah | Hollywood | Jacksonville | Lakeland | Miami | Miami Gardens | Miramar | North Miami | Orlando | Pembroke Pines | Plantation | Pompano Beach | Port St. Lucie | St. Petersburg | Sunrise | Tallahassee | Tampa | West Palm Beach
Other notable communities: Altamonte Springs | Apopka | Aventura | Boca Raton  | Bonita Springs | Boynton Beach | Bradenton | Brandon | Coconut Creek | Cooper City | Coral Gables | Davie | Daytona Beach | Deerfield Beach | Delray Beach | Deltona | Dunedin | Fort Myers | Fort Pierce | Greenacres | Hallandale Beach | Homestead | Jupiter | Kissimmee | Lake Worth | Lakeland | Largo | Lauderdale Lakes | Lauderhill | Margate | Melbourne | Miami Beach | North Lauderdale | North Miami Beach | North Miami | Oakland Park | Ocala | Ocoee | Ormond Beach | Oviedo | Palm Bay | Palm Beach Gardens | Palm Harbor | Panama City | Pensacola | Pinellas Park | Plant City | Plantation | Port Charlotte | Port Orange | Riviera Beach | Royal Palm Beach | St. Augustine | Sanford | Sarasota | Spring Hill | Sunrise | Tamarac | Temple Terrace | Titusville | Vero Beach | Wellington | Weston | Winter Haven | Winter Park | Winter Springs
Regions: Central Florida | Emerald Coast | First Coast | Florida Panhandle | Florida Keys | Greater Orlando  | Lee Island Coast | Nature Coast | North Central Florida  | South Florida | Southwest Florida | Space Coast | Sun Coast | Tampa Bay Area | Treasure Coast
Counties: Alachua | Baker | Bay | Bradford | Brevard | Broward | Calhoun | Charlotte | Citrus | Clay | Collier | Columbia |Dade |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

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:: Central Florida YMCA :: (179 words)
At the Central Florida YMCA, we value the trust that the community puts in us, and over the next year, we will endeavor to show our members, volunteers, staff and the community that we care about them and their needs.
We want to make your Central Florida YMCA the place to be … the heart of all of the Central Florida’s communities.
Established in 1885, the Central Florida YMCA is one of the largest nonprofit community organizations in Central Florida.
University of Central Florida - definition of University of Central Florida in Encyclopedia (490 words)
The University of Central Florida (UCF), located in eastern Orange county, Florida, is a member institution of the State University System of Florida.
UCF was known as Florida Technological University (or Florida Tech) until the name was changed on 6 December 1978 by action of the state legislature; now FTU's former rival, the Florida Institute of Technology, goes by Florida Tech.
Additionally, the Central Florida Research Park, which is nearby and which infuses research funds into the university and draws many interns and graduates from it, has a major focus of simulation as well space and defense related research.
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