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This article is about the U.S. State. For other uses, see Florida (disambiguation).
State of Florida
Flag of Florida State seal of Florida
Flag of Florida Seal of Florida
Nickname(s): Sunshine State
Motto(s): In God We Trust
Official language(s) English
Capital Tallahassee
Largest city Jacksonville
Area  Ranked 22nd
 - Total 65,794 sq mi
(170,451 km²)
 - Width 162 miles (260 km)
 - Length 497 miles (800 km)
 - % water 17.9
 - Latitude 24°30'N to 31°N
 - Longitude 79°48'W to 87°38'W
Population  Ranked 4th
 - Total (2000) 15,982,378
 - Density 301/sq mi 
116.3/km² (8th)
 - Median income  $40,171 (36th)
Elevation  
 - Highest point Britton Hill[1]
345 ft  (105 m)
 - Mean 98 ft  (30 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean[1]
0 ft  (0 m)
Admission to Union  March 3, 1845 (27th)
Governor Jeb Bush (R)
U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D)
Mel Martinez (R)
Time zones  
 - peninsula Eastern: UTC-5/DST-4
 - panhandle Central: UTC-6/DST-5
Abbreviations FL US-FL
Web site www.myflorida.com
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Florida is a state located in the southeastern United States. Most of the state is a large peninsula with the Gulf of Mexico on its west and the Atlantic Ocean on its east. It has a warm and humid subtropical climate. It was named by Juan Ponce de León, who landed on the coast on April 2, 1513, during Pascua Florida (Spanish for "Flowery Easter," referring to the Easter season). Florida's economy relies heavily on tourism. Places named Florida include: Florida is the 27th constituent state of the United States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... Image File history File links Florida_state_seal. ... The fourth flag of Florida was adopted in 1900. ... The Great Seal of the State of Florida The Great Seal of the State of Florida is used to represent the Government of the State of Florida, and for various official purposes, such as to seal official documents and legislation. ... 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Geography

Further information: List of counties in Florida

Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama, and on the west, at the end of the panhandle, by Alabama. It is near the countries of the Caribbean, particularly the Bahamas and Cuba. Following is a list of counties in Florida. ... Peninsula A peninsula (from Latin paene insula, almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... The Straits of Florida, Florida Straits, or Florida Strait is a strait located south-southeast of the North American mainland, generally accepted to be between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, and between the Florida Keys and Cuba. ... The Florida Panhandle is the region of the state of Florida which includes the westernmost 16 counties in the state. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... World map depicting Caribbean : West Indies redirects here. ...


At 345 feet (105 m) above mean sea level, Britton Hill is the highest point in Florida and the lowest highpoint of any U.S. state. [2] Contrary to popular belief, however, Florida is not entirely "flat." Some places, such as Clearwater, feature vistas that rise 50 to 100 feet (15–30 m) above the water. Much of the interior of Florida, typically 25 miles (40 km) or more away from the coastline, features rolling hills with elevations ranging from 100 to 250 feet (30–76 m) in many locations. Lake County holds the highest point of peninsular Florida, Sugarloaf Mountain, at 312 feet (95 m). [3] The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... Florida High Point Marker. ... 1st incorporation date 1891 2nd Incorporation date 1915 Zip Codes 33755-65 County Pinellas (county seat) Mayor Frank Hibbard Population  - City (2005)  - Tampa Bay Metro   108,687 2,600,000 (estimate) Time zone Eastern: UTC-5 Latitude Longitude 27°58 N 82°46 W City of Clearwaters Official Website... is the highest point in peninsular Florida, at 312 feet (95 m) above sea level. ...


Areas under control by the National Park Service include: The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ...

Areas under the control of the USDA United States Forest Service include: This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Lake Okeechobee from space, September 1988 View of Lake Okeechobee from Pahokee. ... Biscayne National Park is a U.S. National Park located in southern Florida, due east of Homestead, FL. The park preserves Biscayne Bay, one of the top scuba diving areas in the United States. ... Map of Key Biscayne Key Biscayne is a village located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... The Canaveral National Seashore (CANA) is located between New Smyrna Beach and Titusville, Florida, in the United States. ... Titusville is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. ... Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, often simply called the Castillo, is a U.S. National Monument located in St. ... Five flags have flown over the city since 1565. ... On a sweltering day in May of 1539, Hernando de Soto and an army of over 600 soldiers splashed ashore in the Tampa Bay area. ... Bradenton is a city of 50,000 people in Manatee County, Florida, United States. ... Dry Tortugas National Park preserves Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas islands of the Florida Keys. ... Aerial photo of Key West, looking north. ... Everglades National Park preserves the southern portion of the Everglades (all south of Tamiami Trail), but represents only 20 % of the original wetland area. ... Fort Caroline was the first permanent French colony in North America, located in present-day Jacksonville, Florida. ... Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Duval Mayor John Peyton (R) Area    - City 2,264. ... Created in 1924, Fort Matanzas National Monument is a United States National Monument run by the National Park Service. ... Five flags have flown over the city since 1565. ... The Gulf Islands National Seashore is part of the National Park System and consists of several segments along the barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico. ... Country United States State Florida County Santa Rosa County Mayor Lane Gilchrist (R) Area    - City 61. ... The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is located in the city of Jacksonville, Florida, in the United States. ... Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Duval Mayor John Peyton (R) Area    - City 2,264. ... The USDA Forest Service, a United States government agency within the United States Department of Agriculture, is under the leadership of the United States Secretary of Agriculture. ...

See also List of Florida state parks The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest in the state of Florida, with 564,961 acres of wilderness. ... View of the Apalachicola River near Fort Gadsden, Florida. ... Choctawhatchee National Forest is a United States National Forest established by President Theodore Roosevelt on November 27, 1908. ... Niceville is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ... The Ocala National Forest is the second largest National Forest in Florida and is the closest to a major city. ... Central Florida is the central region of the United States state of Florida, on the East Coast. ... Osceola National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in Florida. ... Location in the state of Florida Major cities Jacksonville Fernandina Beach St. ... The U.S. state of Florida has 158 state parks under the authority of the Florida State Parks system. ...


Boundaries

The state line begins in the Atlantic Ocean, traveling west, south, and north up the thalweg of the Saint Mary's River. At the origin of that river, it then follows a straight line nearly due west and slightly north, to the point where the confluence of the Flint River (from Georgia) and the Chattahoochee River (down the Alabama/Georgia line) used to form Florida's Apalachicola River. (Since Woodruff Dam was built, this point has been under Lake Seminole.) The border with Georgia continues north through the lake for a short distance up the former thalweg of the Chattahoochee, then with Alabama runs due west along latitude 31°N to the Perdido River, then south along its thalweg to the Gulf via Perdido Bay. Thalweg (a German word compounded from Tal, valley, and Weg, way) is a term adopted into English usage for geography. ... The St. ... Confluence of Rhine and Mosel at Koblenz In geography, a confluence describes the point where two rivers meet and become one, usually when a tributary joins a more major river. ... The Flint River is an approximately 150 mi (240 km) long river, in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... The Chattahoochee River runs from the Chattahoochee Spring in the mountains of northeast Georgia, southwestward by Atlanta and through its suburbs, then turns southward to form the southern half of the Georgia/Alabama state line. ... View of the Apalachicola River near Fort Gadsden, Florida. ... Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... The Perdido River is a river in the U.S. states of Alabama and Florida, approximately 60 miles (97km) long. ...


Climate

Hurricane Frances near peak strength.

The climate of Florida is tempered somewhat by its proximity to water. Most of the state has a humid subtropical climate, except for the southern tip which borders on tropical and the Florida Keys which have a true tropical climate. Cold fronts can occasionally bring high winds and cool to cold temperatures to the entire state during late fall and winter. One such front swept through the peninsula on November 25, 1996, bringing cold temperatures and winds up to 95 miles per hour (150 km/h), knocking out power to thousands and damaging mobile homes. The seasons in Florida are actually determined more by precipitation than by temperature with mild to cool, relatively dry winters and autumns (the dry season) and hot, wet springs and summers (the wet season). The Gulf Stream has a moderating effect on the climate, and although much of Florida commonly sees a high summer temperature over 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 °C), the mercury seldom exceeds 100 degrees Fahrenheit (39 °C). The hottest temperature ever recorded in the state was 109 °F (43 °C), set on June 29, 1931 in Monticello. The coldest was –2°F (−19 °C), on February 13, 1899, just 25 miles (40 km) away, in Tallahassee. Mean high temperatures for late July are primarily in the low 90s Fahrenheit (32–35 °C). Mean low temperatures for late January range from the low 40s Fahrenheit (4–7 °C) in northern Florida to the mid-50s (≈13 °C) in southern Florida. Summary Hurricane Frances at category 4 strength heading on a collision course towards Florida, seen in the top left corner. ... Summary Hurricane Frances at category 4 strength heading on a collision course towards Florida, seen in the top left corner. ... Humid subtropical climates are characterized by hot, humid summers and cool to mild winters. ... Palm trees in Islamorada The Florida Keys are an archipelago, a string of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. ... A tropical climate is a type of climate typical in the tropics. ... November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... For other senses of this word, see winter (disambiguation). ... Fall redirects here. ... Spring is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... For other senses of this word, see Summer (disambiguation). ... For the album by Ocean Colour Scene, see North Atlantic Drift (album) The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic. ... Fahrenheit is a temperature scale named after the German physicist Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736), who proposed it in 1724. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Monticello is a city located in Jefferson County, Florida. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Location Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ...

Florida taken from NASA Shuttle Mission STS-95 on October 31, 1998.
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Florida taken from NASA Shuttle Mission STS-95 on October 31, 1998.

The Florida Keys, being surrounded by water, have a more tropical climate, with lesser variability in temperatures. At Key West, temperatures rarely exceed 90 °F in the summer or fall below 60 °F in the winter, and frost has never been reported in the Keys. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3000x2624, 4402 KB)Florida, USA, taken from Shuttle Mission STS-95 on 31st October 1998. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3000x2624, 4402 KB)Florida, USA, taken from Shuttle Mission STS-95 on 31st October 1998. ... NASA Insignia Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Map of Key West Key West is a city located in Monroe County, Florida. ...


Florida's nickname is the "Sunshine State," but severe weather is a common occurrence in the state. Central Florida is known as the lightning capital of the United States, as it experiences more lightning strikes than anywhere else in the country. Florida has the highest average precipitation of any state, in large part because afternoon thunderstorms are common in most of the state from late spring until early autumn. A fair day may be interrupted with a storm, only to return to sunshine. These thunderstorms, caused by collisions between airflow from the Gulf of Mexico and airflow from the Atlantic Ocean, pop up in the early afternoon and can bring heavy downpours, high winds, and sometimes tornadoes. Florida leads the United States in tornadoes per square mile, but these tornadoes do not typically reach the intensity of those in the Midwest and Great Plains. Hail often accompanies the most severe thunderstorms. Central Florida is the central region of the United States state of Florida, on the East Coast. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A rolling thundercloud over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... A tornado in central Oklahoma. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... The Great Plains is the broad expanse of prairie which lies east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada. ... Look up Hail, hail in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

The "Cold Sunday" of January 1982 ruined most of the orange crop in Florida.
The "Cold Sunday" of January 1982 ruined most of the orange crop in Florida.

Snow is a rare occurrence in Florida. During the Great Blizzard of 1899, Florida experienced blizzard conditions. During that time, the Tampa Bay Area had "gulf-effect" snow, similar to lake-effect snow.[citation needed] The Great Blizzard of 1899 is the only time the temperature in the state is known to have fallen below 0 degrees Fahrenheit (−18 °C). The most widespread snowfall in Florida history happened in February 1978, when snow fell over much of the state in different times of the month, as far south as Homestead. Snow flurries fell on Miami Beach for the only time in recorded history. 1982's "Cold Sunday," which saw freezing conditions throughout much of the country, ruined that year's orange crops. In 1989, a severe hard freeze created lots of ice and also caused minor flurries in sections of the state and resulted in rolling blackouts from power failures caused by massive demands on the power grid for heating. A hard freeze in 2003 brought "ocean-effect" snow flurries to the Atlantic coast as far south as Cape Canaveral. [4] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (451x705, 59 KB) Summary Newspaper cover, used to illustrate the Cold Sunday news story. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (451x705, 59 KB) Summary Newspaper cover, used to illustrate the Cold Sunday news story. ... Animation of snowcover changing with the seasons. ... The Great Blizzard of 1899 was a winter weather event unprecendented in American history. ... ground blizzrds are found in Wyoming,Monatana,New York, and Swizerland // [edit] Headline text Look up Blizzard in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Tampa Bay area is a metropolitan area on the Gulf coast of west-central Florida. ... Lake-effect clouds off Lakes Superior and Michigan; satellite image taken December 5, 2000, courtesy of NASA. Lake effect snow is produced in the winter when cold winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water, picking up water vapor which freezes and is deposited on the lee shores. ... Location of Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida Homestead is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States nestled between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. ... This page is about the form of precipitation. ... Miami Beach is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Cold Sunday was a meteorological event which took place on January 17, 1982, when unprecedentedly cold air swept down from Canada and plunged temperatures across much of the United States far below existing all-time record lows. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cape Canaveral from space, August 1991 Cape Canaveral (Cabo Cañaveral in Spanish) is a strip of land in Brevard County, Florida, United States, near the center of that states Atlantic coast. ...


The 1993 Superstorm brought blizzard conditions to the panhandle, while heavy rain and tornadoes beset the peninsula. The storm is believed to have been similar in composition to a hurricane, and even brought storm surges of six feet or more to regions of the Gulf coast. 1Maximum snowfall or ice accretion The 1993 North American storm complex, also known as the ’93 Superstorm, the (Great) Blizzard of 1993, or the Storm of the Century, was a large cyclonic storm that occurred on March 12–March 15, 1993, on the East Coast of North America. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... ...


Although some storms have formed out of season, hurricanes pose a threat during hurricane season, which lasts from June 1 to November 30. Florida saw a slew of destruction in 2004, when it was hit by a record four hurricanes. Hurricanes Charley (August 13), Frances (September 45), Ivan (September 16), and Jeanne (September 2526) cumulatively cost the state's economy US$42 billion. In 2005, Hurricane Dennis (July 10) became the fifth storm to strike Florida within eleven months. Later, Hurricane Katrina (August 25) passed through South Florida and Hurricane Rita (September 20) swept through the Florida Keys. Hurricane Wilma made landfall in Florida in the early morning of October 24 as a Category 3 hurricane, with the storm's eye hitting near Cape Romano, just south of Marco Island, according to the National Hurricane Center. This article is about weather phenomena. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 31 days remaining. ... Lowest pressure 941 mbar (hPa) Damage $16 billion (2004 USD) $16. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... Lowest pressure 910 mbar (hPa) Damages $17. ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... Hurricane Jeanne was the tenth named storm, the seventh hurricane, and the fifth major hurricane of the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 96 days remaining. ... Hurricane Dennis was the fourth named storm, second hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... Location of metropolitan area in the state of Florida Major cities Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 15,896 km² (6,137 mi²) 2,621 km² (1,011 mi²) 16. ... Lowest pressure 895 mbar (hPa)[1] Damages $10 billion (2005 USD)[1] Fatalities 7 direct, 113 indirect Areas affected Bahamas, Florida, Cuba, Yucatán Peninsula, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Rita is the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... Palm trees in Islamorada The Florida Keys are an archipelago, a string of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. ... Lowest pressure 882 mbar (hPa) (Lowest pressure ever recorded in an Atlantic hurricane) Damage $28. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a scale classifying most Western Hemisphere tropical cyclones that exceed the levels of tropical depression and tropical storm and thereby become hurricanes. ... Cape Romano is a cape at the southern end of Caxambas Island, just south of Marco Island and northwest of the Ten Thousand Islands in Collier County, Florida. ... Marco Island is a city and island located in Collier County, Florida. ... The U.S. National Hurricane Center is the division of National Weather Services Tropical Prediction Center responsible for tracking and predicting the likely behavior of tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes. ...


Florida was the site of the second costliest weather disaster in U.S. history, Hurricane Andrew, which caused more than US$25 billion in damage when it struck on August 24, 1992. In a long list of other infamous hurricane strikes are the 1926 Great Miami Hurricane, the Lake Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928, the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, Hurricane Donna in 1960, and Hurricane Opal in 1995. Lowest pressure 922 mbar (hPa) Damage $26 billion (1992 USD) $45 billion (2005 USD) Fatalities 65 (26 direct, 39 indirect) Areas affected Bahamas; South Florida, Louisiana, and other areas of the Southern United States Part of the 1992 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Andrew was the second most destructive hurricane in... One thousand million (1,000,000,000) is the natural number following 999,999,999 and preceding 1,000,000,001. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Great Miami Hurricane (sometimes called the Big Blow) was a destructive and intense hurricane that battered Miami, Florida in 1926. ... Duration: Sept. ... Lowest pressure 892 mbar (hPa)[1] Damages $6 million+ (1935 dollars) $82 million+ (2005 dollars) Fatalities 408 - 600 direct Areas affected Bahamas, Florida Keys, Florida Panhandle, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina Part of the 1935 Atlantic hurricane season The Labor Day Hurricane was a very compact, intense hurricane that... Hurricane Donna in the 1960 Atlantic hurricane season was a classic Cape Verde-type hurricane that interfered with the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispanola, Cuba, The Bahamas, and every single state on the eastern seaboard of the United States. ... Hurricane Opal was a major hurricane that formed in the Gulf of Mexico in September 1995. ...

See also: Catastrophic Florida hurricanes: 1900-1960, Catastrophic Florida hurricanes: 1961-present, and List of all-time high and low temperatures by state

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Environmental issues

Florida is the fifth-largest producer of greenhouse gases among the 50 U.S. states. This may coincide with the fact that Florida is the fourth most populous state in the United States. Climatologists and scientists debate whether global warming is to blame for an increase in the number of strong hurricanes. Others debate whether global warming actually exists. The scientists Peter Webster and Judith Curry of the Georgia Institute of Technology published research in 2005 showing an increase in global hurricane intensity, with a doubling of the number of Category 4 or 5 hurricanes since 1970. That increase coincides with a rise of nearly 1 degree Fahrenheit in ocean surface temperatures. They argue that there is a connection, while Florida's state climatologist, James O'Brien, argues the increase in stronger storms is merely part of a natural cycle. [5] Global mean surface temperatures 1856 to 2005 Mean surface temperature anomalies during the period 1995 to 2004 with respect to the average temperatures from 1940 to 1980 Global warming is the observed increase in the average temperature of the Earths atmosphere and oceans in recent decades. ... The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational university located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and part of the University System of Georgia. ...


Other than fiercer hurricanes, global warming is predicted to have a number of destructive effects on Florida:

In fact, scientists have already observed changes in Florida consistent with the early effects of global warming: retreating and eroding shorelines, dying coral reefs, saltwater intrusion into inland freshwater aquifers, an upswing in forest fires, and warmer air and sea-surface temperatures.[6]

The greatest threat from global warming is a rise in sea levels. Much of Florida, being only a few feet above sea level now, would be underwater if the sea level rose dramatically due to the continued melting of glaciers, parts of the Antarctic ice shelf, or Greenland's cover of ice. Even a rise of less than a foot could mean "seawater will advance inland as much as 400 feet in low-lying areas, flooding shoreline homes and hotels, limiting future development, and eroding the state's beloved beaches."[7] For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity. ... Greek ἀνταρκτικός, opposite the arctic) is a continent surrounding the Earths South Pole. ... Ross Ice Shelf An ice shelf is a thick, floating platform of ice that forms where a glacier or ice sheet flows down to a coastline and onto the ocean surface, typically in Antarctica or Greenland. ...


History

Five of the flags that have been flown over Florida throughout the centuries.
Five of the flags that have been flown over Florida throughout the centuries.
Main article: History of Florida

Archaeological finds indicate that Florida had been inhabited for thousands of years before any European settlements. Of the many indigenous people, the largest known were the Ais, the Apalachee, the Calusa, the Timucua and the Tocobago tribes. Juan Ponce de León, a Spanish conquistador, named Florida in honor of his discovery of the land on April 2, 1513, during Pascua Florida, a Spanish term for the Easter season. From that date forward, the land became known as "La Florida." (Juan Ponce de León may not have been the first European to reach Florida. At least one Indian that he encountered in Florida in 1513 could speak Spanish.[2]. Alternatively, the Spanish-speaking Indian could have been in contact with areas where Spanish settlements already existed, and Ponce de León was indeed the discoverer). ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 516 KB) Summary The five flags that flew over St. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 516 KB) Summary The five flags that flew over St. ... Five flags of Florida (not including the Bonnie Blue Flag of West Florida). ... The Ais, or Ays were a tribe of Native Americans that inhabited the Atlantic Coast of Florida. ... Apalachee were an Indian tribe that lived in Florida. ... The Calusa, sometimes spelled Caloosa or Calosa, were a Native American group that lived on the coast and along the inner waterways of Floridas southwest coast. ... The Timucua were a Native American tribe that lived in North Central Florida, mainly around the St. ... The Tocobaga (also known as the Safety Harbor Culture) was a Native American civilization that existed in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida from approximately 900 AD to European contact in the 16th century. ... Juan Ponce de León Juan Ponce de León (c. ... Conquistador (Spanish: []) (meaning Conqueror in the Spanish language) is the term used to refer to the soldiers, explorers, and adventurers who brought much of the Americas and Asia Pacific under Spanish colonial rule between the 15th and 17th centuries, starting with the 1492 settlement established in the modern-day Bahamas... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... 1513 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pascua Florida is a celebration that the spanish bought to Florida. ... Eastertide, or the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and continues until Pentecost in the Christian liturgical calendar, thus spanning a total of seven weeks. ...


Over the following century, both the Spanish and French established settlements in Florida, with varying degrees of success. In 1559, Spanish Pensacola was established by Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano as the first European settlement in the continental United States, but it had become abandoned by 1561 and would not be reinhabited until the 1690s. French Huguenots founded Fort Caroline in modern-day Jacksonville in 1564, but this fort was conquered by forces from the new Spanish colony of St. Augustine the following year. After Huguenot leader Jean Ribault had learned of the new Spanish threat, he launched an expedition to sack the Spanish settlement; en route, however, severe storms at sea waylaid the expedition, which consisted of most of the colony's men, allowing St. Augustine founder Pedro Menéndez de Avilés time to march his men over land and conquer Fort Caroline. Most of the Huguenots were slaughtered, and Menéndez de Avilés marched south and captured the survivors of the wrecked French fleet, ordering all but a few Catholics executed beside a river subsequently called Matanzas (Spanish for 'killings'). St. Augustine came to serve as the capitals of the British and Spanish colonies of East and West Florida, respectively. The Spanish never had a firm hold on Florida, and maintained tenuous control over the region by converting the local tribes, briefly with Jesuits and later with Franciscan friars. The local leaders (caciques) demonstrated their loyalty to the Spanish by converting to Roman Catholicism and welcoming the Franciscan priests into their villages. Nickname: The City of Five Flags Location of the city within the state of Florida Country United States State Florida County Escambia County, Florida Mayor John Fogg Area    - City 102. ... Tristán de Luna y Arellano (1519 – 1571) was a Spanish conquistador of the 16th century. ... In the 16th and 17th centuries, the name of Huguenots came to apply to members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France. ... Fort Caroline was the first permanent French colony in North America, located in present-day Jacksonville, Florida. ... Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Duval Mayor John Peyton (R) Area    - City 2,264. ... Five flags have flown over the city since 1565. ... Jean Ribault (1520 - October 12, 1565) was a French naval officer, navigator, and a colonizer of what would become the southeastern United States. ... Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, the founder of Saint Augustine, FL Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (born February 15, 1519 in Avilés, Spain, died in Santander on September 17, 1574), was the first Spanish governor of Florida. ... Matanzas River is a body of water located in St. ... Map of East and West Florida in 1810. ... Map of East and West Florida in the early 1800s. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ...


The area of Spanish Florida diminished with the establishment of English colonies to the north and French colonies to the west. The English weakened Spanish power in the area by supplying their Creek Indian allies with firearms and urging them to raid the Timucuan and Apalachee client-tribes of the Spanish. The English attacked St. Augustine, burning the city and its cathedral to the ground several times, while the citizens hid behind the walls of the Castillo de San Marcos. The Spanish, meanwhile, encouraged slaves to flee the English-held Carolinas and come to Florida, where they were converted to Roman Catholicism and given freedom. They settled in a buffer community north of St. Augustine, called Gracie Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, the first completely black settlement in what would become the United States. Great Britain gained control of Florida diplomatically in 1763 through the Peace of Paris (the Castillo de San Marcos surrendered for the first time, having never been taken militarily). Britain tried to develop Florida through the importation of immigrants for labor, including some from Minorca and Greece, but this project ultimately failed. Spain regained Florida after Britain's defeat by the American colonies and the Treaty of Paris, in 1783. Finally, in 1819, by terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain ceded Florida to the United States in exchange for the American renunciation of any claims on Texas. On March 3, 1845, Florida became the 27th state of the United States of America. On January 10, 1861, before the formal outbreak of the Civil War, Florida seceded from the Union; ten days later, the state became a founding member of the Confederate States of America. The war ended in 1865. On June 25, 1868, Florida's congressional representation was restored. Until the mid-twentieth century, Florida was the least populous Southern state; however, the local climate, tempered by the growing availability of air conditioning, made the state a haven, and migration from the Rust Belt and the Northeast sharply increased the population. Economic prosperity combined with Florida's sudden elevation in profile led to the Florida land boom of the 1920s, which brought a brief period of intense land development before the Great Depression brought it all to a halt. Florida's economy would not fully recover until World War II. Today, Florida is the most populous state in the South besides Texas, and the fourth most populous in the United States. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Creek are an American Indian people originally from the southeastern United States, also known by their original name Muscogee (or Muskogee), the name they use to identify themselves today. ... 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Government

Main article: Government of Florida
Florida Capitol
Florida Capitol
Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
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

The basic structure, duties, function, and operations of the government of the State of Florida are defined and established by the Florida Constitution, which establishes the basic law of the state and guarantees various rights and freedoms of the people. The state government consists of three separate branches: judicial, executive, and legislative. The legislature enacts bills, which, if signed by the governor, become Florida Statutes. The Government of the State of Florida is established and operated according the Florida Constitution. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 1280 KB) Summary Photo taken by Jenn Greiving in July 2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Tallahassee, Florida Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 1280 KB) Summary Photo taken by Jenn Greiving in July 2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Tallahassee, Florida Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... // The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political organizations in the United States two party system; the Democratic Party is the other. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Presidential election results map. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The election was held on November 8, 1988. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The Great Seal of the State of Florida The Florida Constitution is the document that establishes and describes the duties, powers, structure and function of the government of the U.S. state of Florida, and establishes the basic law of the state. ... A legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... Are you kidding?, this is solid truth here, nothing escapes the eyes of Gov!!!, not even. ... The Great Seal of the State of Florida The Florida Statutes are the codified, statutory laws of the state of Florida. ...


The Florida Legislature is comprised of the Florida Senate, which has 40 members, and the Florida House of Representatives, which has 120 members. The current Governor of Florida is Republican Jeb Bush, brother of U.S. President George W. Bush and son of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush. The Florida Supreme Court consists of a Chief Justice and six Justices. The Florida Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Florida. ... The Florida Senate is part of the Legislative branch of government for the state of Florida. ... The Florida House of Representatives, one of the two Chambers of the Florida Legislature, is composed of 120 members, each representing a district. ... List of Governors of Florida: Florida Governors Military Government Territorial Government Statehood Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Florida | Government of Florida ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... John Ellis Jeb Bush (born February 11, 1953), a Republican, is the forty-third and current Governor of Florida. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States of America serving from 1989 to 1993. ... The Florida Supreme Court is the highest court in the State of Florida. ...

A map of Florida showing county names and boundaries.
A map of Florida showing county names and boundaries.

Florida was traditionally a Democratic state; at one time, 68.5 percent of all Floridians were registered Democrats. In the last decades of the twentieth century, the realignment of the "Solid South" has led many conservative Democrats of Florida to vote with the Republican Party. This tendency, combined with explosive population growth, which has brought many Republicans into the state, has given Florida a Republican edge in practice. As a result, Republicans control the governorship and most other statewide elective offices: both houses of the state legislature, 18 of the state's 25 seats in the House of Representatives, and one of the state's two Senate seats. The disputed 2000 Presidential election in Florida was extremely close. Because of the state's population and number of electoral votes, political analysts consider it to be a key swing state in presidential elections. The Tampa area, once a major center of Democratic union support, is now almost evenly split between registered Republicans and Democrats, making it part of the important I-4 Corridor swing region. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (865x841, 101 KB) This image is a work of a United States Census Bureau employee, taken or made during the course of an employees official duties. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (865x841, 101 KB) This image is a work of a United States Census Bureau employee, taken or made during the course of an employees official duties. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The phrase Solid South describes the electoral support of the Southern United States for Democratic Party candidates for almost a century after the Reconstruction era, 1876-1964. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Floridas presidential election of 2000 was highly controversial (see the Florida election results section of the 2000 U.S. presidential election article for details). ... In United States presidential politics, a swing state (also, battleground state) is a state in which no candidate has overwhelming support, meaning that any of the major candidates have a reasonable chance of winning the states electoral college votes. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1969 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Interstate 4 (abbreviated I-4) is an intrastate Interstate Highway located entirely within the state of Florida, United States. ...

See also: List of counties in Florida, List of cities in Florida, List of Florida Governors, U.S. presidential election, 2000, in Florida, and U.S. presidential election, 2004, in Florida

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Economy

The gross state product of Florida in 2005 was $596 billion[8]. Personal income was $30,098 per capita, ranking 26th in the nation. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (700x813, 126 KB) A launch of the NASA Space Shuttle Columbia on STS-1 in April 1981. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (700x813, 126 KB) A launch of the NASA Space Shuttle Columbia on STS-1 in April 1981. ... Space Shuttle Columbia (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first space shuttle in NASAs orbital fleet. ... 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. ...


Florida's economy relies heavily on tourism. About 60 million visitors visit the state every year. Warm weather and hundreds of miles of beach attract vacationers from around the world. The Walt Disney World Resort, a mega-resort consisting of four theme parks, more than twenty hotels, water parks, shopping centers, and other attractions, is an important tourist attraction located in Lake Buena Vista. Together, Walt Disney World, and other theme park resorts such as Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld, are an important driver of the Central Florida economy. Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon. ... Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ... Lake Buena Vista is a city located in Orange County, Florida, U.S., at the 2000 census the population was 16. ... This June 2005 does not cite its references or sources. ... For the unrelated theme park in Australia, see Sea World. ...


Other major industries include citrus fruit and juice production, banking, and phosphate mining within the Bone Valley region. With the arrival of the space program at Kennedy Space Center in the 1960s, Florida has developed a sizeable aerospace industry. The state did not have a state minimum wage law until November 2, 2004, when voters passed a constitutional amendment establishing a state minimum wage and mandating that it be adjusted for inflation every six months. Species & major hybrids Species Citrus maxima- Pomelo Citrus medica- Citron Citrus reticulata- Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus × sinensis- Sweet Orange Citrus × aurantium- Bitter Orange Citrus × paradisi- Grapefruit Citrus × limon- Lemon Citrus × latifolia- Persian lime Citrus × aurantifolia- Key lime See also main text for other hybrids Citrus is a common term... Fruit stall in Barcelona, Spain. ... Above is a ball-and-stick model of the inorganic phosphate molecule (HPO42−). Colour coding: P (orange); O (red); H (white). ... The Bone Valley is a region of central Florida, encompassing portions of present-day Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Polk counties, in which phosphate is mined for use in the production of agricultural fertilizer. ... 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. ... The minimum wage is the minimum rate a worker can legally be paid (usually per hour) as opposed to wages that are determined by the forces of supply and demand in a free market. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The beach at Bahia Honda in the Florida Keys
The beach at Bahia Honda in the Florida Keys

Historically, Florida's economy was based upon cattle farming and agriculture (especially sugarcane, citrus, tomatoes, and strawberries). In the early 1900, land speculators discovered Florida, and Plant and Henry Flagler developed railway systems, which led people to move in, drawn by the weather and local economies. From then on, tourism boomed, fueling a cycle of development and tourism that overwhelmed a great deal of farmland. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 278 KB)Beach at Bahia Honda, Florida Keys, looking east. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 278 KB)Beach at Bahia Honda, Florida Keys, looking east. ... Beach at Bahia Honda, Florida Keys, looking east Bahia Honda (meaning deep bay, in Spanish), is an island in the lower Florida Keys. ... Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of 6 to 37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical regions... Species & major hybrids Species Citrus maxima- Pomelo Citrus medica- Citron Citrus reticulata- Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus × sinensis- Sweet Orange Citrus × aurantium- Bitter Orange Citrus × paradisi- Grapefruit Citrus × limon- Lemon Citrus × latifolia- Persian lime Citrus × aurantifolia- Key lime See also main text for other hybrids Citrus is a common term... Look up Tomato in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Species 20+ species; see text This article is about the strawberry plant. ...


In 2004 and 2005, key industries along the west coast—commercial fishing and water-based tourist activities (sports fishing and diving)—were threatened by outbreaks of red tide, a discoloration of seawater caused by an efflorescence of toxin-producing dinoflagellates.


Florida is one of the nine states that do not impose a personal income tax (list of others). The state imposes a tax on "intangible personal property" (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, money market funds, etc.), but this tax will be abolished in 2007. The state sales tax rate is 6% [9]. Local governments may levy an additional local option sales tax of up to 1.5%. A locale's use-tax rate is the same as its sales-tax rate, including local options, if any. Use taxes are payable for purchases made out of state and brought into Florida within six months of the purchase date. Other taxes are mostly levied on businesses. They include the following taxes: corporate income, communication services, intangibles, unemployment, solid waste, documentary stamps, insurance premium, pollutants, and various fuel taxes. For more information, visit the Florida Department of Revenue website at [10]. An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income of persons, corporations or other legal entities. ... Alaska Florida Nevada New Hampshire - does have tax on interest and dividends South Dakota Tennessee - does have tax on interest and dividends Texas Washington Wyoming Categories: Taxation in the United States | Lists of places ... A sales tax is a state or locality imposed percentage tax on the selling or renting of certain property or services. ...


Demographics

Race and ancestry

Florida Population Density Map
Florida Population Density Map
Demographics of Florida (csv)
By race White Black AIAN Asian NHPI
AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native   -   NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
2000 (total population) 82.45% 15.66% 0.75% 2.11% 0.16%
2000 (hispanic only) 15.94% 0.74% 0.14% 0.09% 0.03%
2005 (total population) 81.47% 16.31% 0.84% 2.52% 0.18%
2005 (hispanic only) 18.48% 0.87% 0.21% 0.11% 0.04%
Growth 2000-2005 (total population) 9.99% 15.93% 23.95% 33.09% 29.08%
Growth 2000-2005 (non-hispanic only) 5.43% 15.23% 15.67% 32.55% 24.49%
Growth 2000-2005 (hispanic only) 28.99% 29.93% 58.98% 45.89% 45.66%

The largest reported ancestries in the 2000 Census were German (11.8%), Irish (10.3%), English (9.2%), American (8%) and Italian (6.3%).[11] Image File history File links Florida_population_map. ... Image File history File links Florida_population_map. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The English are an ethnic group or nation primarily associated with England and the English language. ...

Historical populations
Census
year
Population

1830 34,730
1840 54,477
1850 87,445
1860 140,424
1870 187,748
1880 269,493
1890 391,422
1900 528,542
1910 752,619
1920 968,470
1930 1,468,211
1940 1,897,414
1950 2,771,305
1960 4,951,560
1970 6,789,443
1980 9,746,324
1990 12,937,926
2000 15,982,378

Before the American Civil War, when slavery was legal, and during the Reconstruction era that followed, African Americans made up nearly half of the state's population.[3] Their proportion declined over the next century, as many moved north in the Great Migration while large numbers of northern whites moved to the state. Recently, the state's proportion of black residents has begun to grow again. Today, large concentrations of black residents can be found in northern Florida (notably in Jacksonville, Gainesville and Pensacola), the Tampa Bay area, and South Florida (where their numbers have been bolstered by significant immigration from Haiti and Jamaica). The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Slave sale in Easton, Maryland The history of slavery in the United States began soon after Europeans first settled in what in 1776 became the United States. ... In the history of the United States, Reconstruction was the period after the American Civil War when the southern states of the breakaway Confederacy were reintegrated into the United States of America. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... was when erikson martinez was rich ... Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Duval Mayor John Peyton (R) Area    - City 2,264. ... Downtown Clock Tower, housing the restored clock bell from the 1885 courthouse Gainesville is the largest city and county seat of Alachua County, Florida. ... Nickname: The City of Five Flags Location of the city within the state of Florida Country United States State Florida County Escambia County, Florida Mayor John Fogg Area    - City 102. ... Landsat image of Tampa Bay Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and estuary along the Gulf of Mexico on the western coast of Florida, made up of Old Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, McKay Bay, and the New Tampa Bay. ... Location of metropolitan area in the state of Florida Major cities Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 15,896 km² (6,137 mi²) 2,621 km² (1,011 mi²) 16. ...


Florida's Hispanic population includes large communities of Cuban Americans in Miami and Tampa, Puerto Ricans in Tampa and Orlando, and Central American migrant workers in inland West-Central and South Florida. The Hispanic community continues to grow more affluent and mobile: between the years of 2000 and 2004, Lee County in southwest Florida, which is largely suburban in character, had the fastest Hispanic population growth rate of any county in the United States.[12] The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish Hispano, from Latin Hispānus, adjective from Hispānia, Iberian Peninsula) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... A Cuban-American is an immigrant to the United States from Cuba. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Nickname: The City Beautiful, O-Town Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Map of Central America Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Southwest Florida is a region of Florida located along its gulf coast, south of Hillsborough county. ...


Whites of all ethnicities are present in all areas of the state. Those of British ancestry are present in large numbers in the coastal cities. There is a large German population in Southwest Florida, a sizeable and historic Italian community in the Miami area, and white Floridians of longer-present generations in the culturally southern areas of inland and northern Florida. Native white Floridians, especially those who have descended from long-time Florida families, affectionately referred to themselves as "Florida Crackers." To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Southwest Florida is a region of Florida located along its gulf coast, south of Hillsborough county. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... White cracker or more often just cracker was originally a pejorative term for a white person, mainly used in the Southern United States. ...


Persons from Florida are known properly as "Floridians" or as "Floridans".


Languages

As of 2000, 76.9 percent of Florida residents age 5 and older speak only English at home, while 16.5 percent speak Spanish. Haitian Creole is the third most spoken language at 2.2 percent, followed by German at 0.6 percent and Italian at 0.4 percent. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Haitian Creole (kreyòl ayisyen) is a creole language based on the French language. ...


Article II, Section 9, of the Florida Constitution provides that "English is the official language of the State of Florida." This provision was adopted in 1988 by a vote following an Initiative Petition. The Great Seal of the State of Florida The Florida Constitution is the document that establishes and describes the duties, powers, structure and function of the government of the U.S. state of Florida, and establishes the basic law of the state. ...


Religion

Florida is mostly Protestant, with a Roman Catholic community that is growing because of immigration. There is also a sizable Jewish community, located mainly in South Florida; no other Southern state has such a large Jewish population. Florida's current religious affiliations are shown in the table below:

Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on Jesus of Nazareth, and on his life and teachings as presented in the New Testament. ... Protestantism is one of three main groups currently within Christianity. ... A Baptist is a member of a Baptist church or any follower of Jesus Christ who believes that baptism is administered by the full immersion of a confessing Christian. ... Methodism or the Methodist movement is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... Presbyterianism is a form of Protestant Christianity, primarily in the Reformed branch of Western Christendom, as well as a particular form of church government. ... The word episcopal is derived from the Greek επίσκοπος, transliterated epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word, however, is used in religious contexts to refer to a bishop. ... Lutheranism is a movement within Christianity that began with the theological insights of Martin Luther in the 16th century> Luthers writings launched the Protestant Reformation of the Western church. ... The Pentecostal movement within Evangelical Christianity places special emphasis on the direct personal experience of God through the gifts of the Holy Spirit, as shown in the Biblical account of the Day of Pentecost. ... Roman Catholicism in the United States or Catholicism has flourished since its colonial era, previous to the establishment of the nation. ... Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. ...

Education

Century Tower, University of Florida.
Century Tower, University of Florida.

Florida's public primary and secondary schools are administered by the Florida Department of Education. Download high resolution version (592x896, 158 KB)Century Tower, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, October 25, 2003. ... Download high resolution version (592x896, 158 KB)Century Tower, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, October 25, 2003. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ...


Florida's public-school revenue per student and spending per $1000 of personal income usually rank in the bottom 25 percent of U.S. states. Average teacher salaries rank near the middle of U.S. states.


Florida public schools have consistently ranked in the bottom 25 percent of many national surveys and average test-score rankings. Many education surveys are not scientific, but measure prestige. Governor Jeb Bush has been criticized by many Florida educators for a program that penalizes underperforming schools (as indicated by standardized tests, most prominently the FCAT) with fewer funding dollars. Supporters say the program's tough measures have resulted in vast improvements to the education system. Major testing organizations frequently discount the use of state's average test-score rankings, or any average of scaled scores, as a valid metric (for details on scaled test scores, see psychometrics). List of Governors of Florida: Florida Governors Military Government Territorial Government Statehood Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Florida | Government of Florida ... John Ellis Jeb Bush (born February 11, 1953), a Republican, is the forty-third and current Governor of Florida. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or the FCAT, is the means of standardized testing in the primary and secondary public schools of Florida. ... Psychometrics is the field of study concerned with the theory and technique of psychological measurement, which includes the measurement of knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and personality traits. ...


In 2000, the governor and the state legislature abolished the Florida Board of Regents, which long had governed the State University System of Florida, and created boards of trustees to govern each university. As is typical of executive-appointed government boards, the appointees so far have overwhelmingly belonged to the governor's party. This effect has not been without controversy. [13] In 2002, former governor and then U.S. Senator Bob Graham (Dem.) led a constitutional-amendment ballot referendum designed to restore the board-of-regents system. Voters responded by creating the Florida Board of Governors; however, each university still maintains a Board of Trustees which work under this new, overseeing Board of Governors. The Florida Board of Regents (1965-2001) was for several decades the statewide governing body for the State University System of Florida, which includes all public universities in the state of Florida. ... The State University System of Florida (SUS, or SUSF out-of-state) is a system of universities indirectly governed by the State of Florida. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Daniel Robert Graham (born November 9, 1936) is an American politician. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The Florida Board of Governors was created in 2003 to be the statewide governing body for the State University System of Florida, which includes all public universities in the state of Florida. ...


Transportation

Highways

Florida's interstates, state highways and U.S. Highways are maintained by the Florida Department of Transportation. Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... The two kinds of Florida State Road shield that are currently used. ... Current U.S. Highway shield The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... The Florida Department of Transportation, or FDOT, is a decentralized agency charged with the establishment, maintenance, and regulation of public transportation in the state of Florida[1]. // Achievements In 1974, FDOT completed Floridas Turnpike, a 450-mile system of limited access toll highways. ...


Florida's interstate highway system contains 1,473 miles (2,371 km) of highway, and there are 9,934 miles (15,987 km) of non-interstate highway in the state, such as Florida state highways and U.S. Highways. The two kinds of Florida State Road shield that are currently used. ... Current U.S. Highway shield The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ...


Florida's primary interstate routes include:

Florida's secondary interstate routes include: Interstate 4 (abbreviated I-4) is an intrastate Interstate Highway located entirely within the state of Florida, United States. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Nickname: The City Beautiful, O-Town Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... The Beach in 2005 Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, USA. As of 2004, the population estimates recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 64,422. ... Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Duval Mayor John Peyton (R) Area    - City 2,264. ... Lake City is a city located in Columbia County, Florida. ... Location Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ... Nickname: The City of Five Flags Location of the city within the state of Florida Country United States State Florida County Escambia County, Florida Mayor John Fogg Area    - City 102. ... Interstate 75 (abbreviated I-75) is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... Downtown Clock Tower, housing the restored clock bell from the 1885 courthouse Gainesville is the largest city and county seat of Alachua County, Florida. ... Nickname: Horse Capital of the World, Lightning Capital of the World Location of Ocala, Florida Coordinates: Country State County United States Florida Marion County Area    - City 100. ... Bradenton is a city of 50,000 people in Manatee County, Florida, United States. ... Cà dZan - a 1925 Sarasota residence that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places Sarasota is a city in the central west coast of Florida, USA. The Gulf of Mexico is to the west and Sarasota Bay separates portions of this city that is composed of a... Fort Myers is the county seatGR6 and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A toll road, tollway, turnpike, pike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ... Fort Lauderdale, known as the Venice of America, is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... The City of Progress Location of Hialeah in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Miami Lakes is a census-designated place and town located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... The Space Coast is a region in the U.S. state of Florida around Kennedy Space Center, where NASA frequently launches rockets and shuttles into space. ... Palm Bay is a city located in Brevard County, Florida. ... Vero Beach has been the Spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1948. ... Fort Pierce is a city in St. ... Port St. ... Downtown Stuart Stuart is a city located in Martin County, Florida. ... Location of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ...

  • I-110, a spur from I-10 into downtown Pensacola.
  • I-175, which connects I-275 to southern downtown St. Petersburg.
  • I-195, an extension of Miami's Airport Expressway (S.R. 112); a spur eastward from I-95 to Miami Beach.
  • I-275, a sixty-mile (100 km)[14] westward loop from I-75 north of Ellenton, over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, through St. Petersburg, to Tampa International Airport and downtown Tampa, reconnecting with I-75 in Tampa's northern suburbs.
  • I-295, a partial beltway around Jacksonville that will loop completely around the city by 2007.
  • I-375, which connects I-275 to northern downtown St. Petersburg.
  • I-395, an extension of Miami's Dolphin Expressway (S.R. 836); a spur eastward from I-95 to Miami Beach.
  • I-595, which connects I-75, I-95, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades.

Florida has several toll roads, totaling 515 miles (830 km) of the state highway system. Major toll roads include: Interstate 110 (abbreviated I-110) is a 6. ... The 1. ... Nickname: Floridas Sunshine City Location of the city proper in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Pinellas County Founded 1876 Incorporated February 29, 1892 Mayor Rick Baker Area    - City 344. ... Interstate 195 is a 4. ... Florida State Road 112 is an east-west toll expressway connecting Miami Beach and Miami International Airport. ... The Beach, The Million Dollar Sandbar, SoBe Location of Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... The 63. ... Ellenton is a census-designated place located in Manatee County, Florida. ... The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is the worlds longest cable-stayed concrete bridge, with a length of 29,040 feet (exactly 5. ... FAA diagram of Tampa International Airport (TPA) Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPA, ICAO: KTPA) is a public airport located in Tampa, Florida in the United States, serving the Tampa Bay Area. ... The 35. ... The 1. ... The 1. ... Florida State Road 836, locally known as the Dolphin Expressway, is a 13-mile-long six-line divided tollway currently extending from U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) and SR A1A) in Miami westward past Miami International Airport to the Homestead Extension of Floridas Turnpike (SR 821) in Sweetwater... Interstate 595 (Everglades Expressway), 12. ... FAA diagram of FLL Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (IATA: FLL, ICAO: KFLL) is an airport located in Dania Beach, Florida between the cities of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood in Broward County, 21 miles (33. ... Port Everglades, in Broward County, Florida, is one of the United Statess top container ports with more than 5,400 ships at call in a year, a major petroleum storage and distribution hub, and a United States Navy liberty port. ... A toll road, tollway, turnpike, pike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ...

  • I-75, as it passes through the Everglades between Naples and Fort Lauderdale has been grandfathered as a toll road from its original construction as S.R. 84
  • Florida's Turnpike, which begins at Interstate 75 south of Ocala and continues southeast through Orlando, Port Saint Lucie, and south through the western suburbs of Fort Lauderdale and Miami to Homestead

For more information about the myriad secondary toll expressways in Florida, see articles detailing roads maintained by the Florida Turnpike Authority, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, and the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. An Anhinga perched on the boardwalk railing Everglades is also the name of a city in Collier County, Florida. ... In American English, a Grandfather clause is an exception that allows an old rule to continue to apply to some existing situations, when a new rule will apply to all future situations. ... Originally extending from the Tamiami Trail (US 41-SR 45) in Naples to Federal Highway (U.S. Route 1-SR 5) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida State Road 84 now consists of two noncontiguous pieces: • A 7-mile-long section in Collier County, Florida with an eastern terminus at Alligator Alley... Floridas Turnpike is a toll road that runs 312 miles (497 km) down the Florida peninsula through 11 counties, from US 1 in Florida City to Interstate 75 at Wildwood. ... Location of Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida Homestead is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States nestled between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. ... Floridas Turnpike is a toll road that runs 312 miles (497 km) down the Florida peninsula through 11 counties, from US 1 in Florida City to Interstate 75 at Wildwood. ... The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) is an independent agency created in December 1994 by the State of Florida and the Miami-Dade County Commission. ... It has been suggested that Central Connector be merged into this article or section. ...


Intercity rail

In 2000, voters approved a constitutional amendment to construct a high-speed rail system to interconnect Florida's major cities. A committee was formed by the Florida Legislature to oversee the project; however, in 2004, Governor Jeb Bush and other lawmakers pushed for an amendment to remove the amendment, which succeeded. They stated that the cost would have been too high to construct the system, but proponents of the system said the claims regarding high cost were exaggerated and taken out of context, compared with the cost of building roads, maintaining automobiles, and so forth. The Florida High Speed Rail Authority, originally formed to implement the high-speed-rail amendment, has vowed to find a way to implement the system without the amendment. The Florida Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Florida. ... John Ellis Jeb Bush (born February 11, 1953), a Republican, is the forty-third and current Governor of Florida. ... Florida High Speed Rail would have been the first to use Bombardiers JetTrain technology. ...


Amtrak service exists in Florida: Sanford, in Greater Orlando, is the southern terminus of the Amtrak Auto Train, which originates at Lorton, Virginia, south of Washington, DC. Orlando is also the eastern terminus of the Sunset Limited, which travels across the southern United States via New Orleans, Houston, and San Antonio to its western terminus of Los Angeles. Florida is served by two additional Amtrak trains (the Silver Star and the Silver Meteor), which operate between New York City and Miami. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Sanford is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 38,291 at the 2000 census. ... The Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known as the Orlando Area, Metro Orlando or (more colloquially) Greater Orlando, is the state of Floridas third most densely populated metropolitan region. ... Auto Train is an 855-mile-(1376-km-)long scheduled train service for passengers and their automobiles, operated by Amtrak between Lorton, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.) and Sanford, Florida (near Orlando). ... Lorton is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Sunset Limited (eastbound) at the Houston train station. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, NOLA (acronym for New Orleans, LA) Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area    - City 350. ... Nickname: Bayou City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Area    - City 1,558 km²  (601. ... Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Mayor Phil Hardberger Area    - City 1067. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... The Silver Star is the fifth highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces, and the third highest given for valor (in the face of the enemy). ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ...


Public transportation

Public transportation systems exist in many major cities. Miami has an automated guideway people-mover system, as well as a 22-mile metro system, and most cities have bus service. In the South Florida Metropolitan area, train service is provided by Tri-Rail; this service has a southern terminus in Miami and a northern terminus in West Palm Beach. It has been proposed that the northern terminus be extended north as far as Stuart in Martin County, but no progress has been made. Tri-Rail provides local bus service from its stations. A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... Metro is: a general term, synonymous with rapid transit, subway or underground, for an urban underground rail public transit system (see list of rapid transit systems); any of several specific public transport systems, including: Bi-State Development Agency in Missouri and Illinois, d/b/a Metro since 2003 Buffalo Metro... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Tri-Rail is a commuter rail line linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, Florida. ... Location of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Downtown Stuart Stuart is a city located in Martin County, Florida. ... Martin County is the name of several counties in the United States: Martin County, Florida Martin County, Indiana Martin County, Kentucky Martin County, Minnesota Martin County, North Carolina Martin County, Texas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same...


Greyhound provides commercial bus service between different cities in Florida. Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ...


Airports

Florida's major international airports, which processed more than 15 million passengers in 2005, are Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (22,390,285), Miami International Airport (31,008,453), Orlando International Airport (34,128,048) and Tampa International Airport (19,045,390). FAA diagram of FLL Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (IATA: FLL, ICAO: KFLL) is an airport located in Dania Beach, Florida between the cities of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood in Broward County, 21 miles (33. ... Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA), is a major airport located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida between the cities of Hialeah, Doral, and Miami Springs, the village of Virginia Gardens, and the unincorporated community of Fountainbleau. ... Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO, ICAO: KMCO) is an airport located in Orlando, Florida. ... FAA diagram of Tampa International Airport (TPA) Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPA, ICAO: KTPA) is a public airport located in Tampa, Florida in the United States, serving the Tampa Bay Area. ...


Secondary airports, with annual passenger traffic exceeding 5 million in 2005, include Jacksonville International Airport (5,741,652), Palm Beach International Airport (West Palm Beach) (7,014,237) and Southwest Florida International Airport (Fort Myers) (7,518,169). Jacksonville International Airport, seen in an aerial shot on opening day on October 31, 1968. ... Palm Beach International Airport (IATA: PBI, ICAO: KPBI) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) west of West Palm Beach, Florida and serves Palm Beach County. ... Southwest Florida International Airport (IATA: RSW, ICAO: KRSW) is an airport located in South Fort Myers, Florida. ...


Other smaller, regional airports with commercial service (with passengers served in 2005, where available) include those at Daytona Beach (615,841), Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville (345,788), Key West, Melbourne (466,367) ,Naples, Panama City (382,551), Pensacola (1,638,605), Sarasota-Bradenton (1,337,571), St. Petersburg-Clearwater (596,510) and Tallahassee (1,129,947). Sanford (1,649,237) is primarily served by international charter airlines.[4] Daytona Beach International Airport (IATA: DAB, ICAO: KDAB) is a public airport located in western Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Okaloosa Regional Airport (IATA: VPS, ICAO: KVPS) is an airport located near Valparaiso and Fort Walton Beach, in Okaloosa County, Florida, USA. It is located within Eglin Air Force Base, so no private aircraft are permitted to leave out of or arrive at Okaloosa Regional. ... Gainesville Regional Airport is an airport in Gainesville, Florida. ... Key West International Airport is an airport located in Key West, Florida. ... Melbourne International Airport (IATA: MLB, ICAO: KMLB) is a public airport located within the city limits of Melbourne, in Brevard County, Florida, USA, on central Floridas Space Coast. ... Naples Municipal Airport (IATA: APF; ICAO: KAPF) is an airport located in Naples, Florida. ... Panama City-Bay County International Airport (IATA: PFN, ICAO: KPFN) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Panama City in Bay County, Florida, USA. // History Panama City – Bay County International Airport (PFN) began as a private field owned by J.B. Atkins, a citizen of Panama... Pensacola Regional Airport is an airport in Pensacola, Florida. ... Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport SRQ FAA diagram Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (IATA: SRQ, ICAO: KSRQ) is located in both Sarasota, Florida (terminal) and Bradenton, Florida (airfield). ... St. ... Tallahassee Regional Airport (IATA: TLH, ICAO: KTLH) is a public airport located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of the city of Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida. ... Orlando Sanford International Airport (IATA: SFB, ICAO: KSFB) is an airport in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, Florida. ...


Metropolitan areas

See also: List of urbanized areas in Florida (by population)
Distribution of Metropolitan Statistical Areas in Florida
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Distribution of Metropolitan Statistical Areas in Florida

Florida has nineteen Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Thirty-eight of Florida's sixty-seven counties are in an MSA. Reflecting the distribution of population in Florida, Metropolitan areas in the state are concentrated around the coast of the peninsula. They form a continuous band on the east coast of Florida, stretching from the Jacksonville MSA to the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach MSA, including nearly every county on the east coast, with the exceptions of Flagler County and Monroe County. There is also a continuous band of MSAs on the west coast of the peninsula from the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA to the Naples-Marco Island MSA, including all of the coastal counties from Hernando County to Collier County. The interior of the northern half of the peninsula also has several MSAs, connecting the east and west coast MSAs. A few MSAs are scattered across the Florida panhandle. The United States Census Bureau defines an Urbanized Area to be There are a number of rules specifying what is included in the urban fringe, but it generally consists of contiguous territory having a density of at least 1,000 persons per square mile. ... Image File history File links FLMap-MSA.PNG‎ Summary Created by Donald Albury (User:Dalbury) on outline map taken from FLMAP-doton-.PNG series of maps in WP on July 18, 2006 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this... Image File history File links FLMap-MSA.PNG‎ Summary Created by Donald Albury (User:Dalbury) on outline map taken from FLMAP-doton-.PNG series of maps in WP on July 18, 2006 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is a body within the Executive Office of the President of the United States (EOP) which is tasked with coordinating United States Federal agencies. ... Flagler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Location in the state of Florida Formed 1823 Seat Key West Area  - Total  - Water 9,679 km² (3,737 mi²) 7,097 km² (2,740 mi²) 73. ... Hernando County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Location in the state of Florida Formed 8 May 1923 Seat Naples Area  - Total  - Water 5,970 km² (2,305 mi²) 724 km² (280 mi²) 12. ...

Metropolitan Statistical Areas 2005 Population
Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metropolitan Statistical Area 549,442
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area 494,649
Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin Metropolitan Statistical Area 188,939
Gainesville Metropolitan Statistical Area 256,985
Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area 1,277,763
Lakeland Metropolitan Statistical Area 541,840
Miami-Ft.Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area 5,422,200
Naples-Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area 317,788
Ocala Metropolitan Statistical Area 304,926
Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area 1,861,707
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area
531,970
Panama City-Lynn Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area 161,721
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area 439,877
Port St. Lucie-Fort Pierce Metropolitan Statistical Area
381,033
Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area 154,030
Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area 673,035
Sebastian-Vero Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area 130,043
Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area 334,886
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area 2,589,637

The Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Lee County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal cities in the MSA are Cape Coral and Fort Myers. ... The Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Volusia County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal cities in the MSA are Deltona, Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach. ... The Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Okaloosa County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal cities in the MSA are Fort Walton Beach, Crestview and Destin. ... The Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Alachua and Gilchrist Counties in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal city in the MSA is Gainesville. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Lakeland, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Polk County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal city in the MSA is Lakeland. ... The South Florida metropolitan area is an informal name for the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–West Palm Beach[1] metropolitan area. ... The Naples-Marco Island, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Collier County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal cities in the MSA are Naples and Marco Island. ... The Ocala, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Marion County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal city in the MSA is Ocala. ... The Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known as the Orlando Area, Metro Orlando or (more colloquially) Greater Orlando, is the state of Floridas third most densely populated metropolitan region. ... The Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Brevard County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal cities in the MSA are Palm Bay, Melbourne and Titusville. ... The Panama City-Lynn Haven, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Bay County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal cities in the MSA are Panama City and Lynn Haven. ... The Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Escambia County and Santa Rosa County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal cities in the MSA are Pensacola, Ferry Pass and Brent, all located in Escambia County. ... The Port St. ... The Punta Gorda, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Charlotte County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal city in the MSA is Punta Gorda. ... The Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Manatee County and Sarasota County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal cities in the MSA are Sarasota, located in Sarasota County, Bradenton, located in Manatee County, and Venice, located in... The Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Indian River County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal cities in the MSA are Sebastian and Vero Beach. ... The Tallahassee, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Gadsden County, Jefferson County, Leon County and Wakulla County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal city in the MSA is Tallahassee, located in Leon County. ... The Tampa-St. ...

Important cities and towns

City Population > 700,000 Image File history File links MiamiSL.jpg Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links MiamiSL.jpg Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1440x480, 116 KB) Summary Skyline of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, photographed by Cary Michael Bass. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1440x480, 116 KB) Summary Skyline of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, photographed by Cary Michael Bass. ... Nickname: Venice of America Location of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Tampadowntown. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Tampadowntown. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Download high resolution version (2157x909, 203 KB) Orlando skyline, November 2004 File links The following pages link to this file: Orlando, Florida Categories: Conditional use images ... Download high resolution version (2157x909, 203 KB) Orlando skyline, November 2004 File links The following pages link to this file: Orlando, Florida Categories: Conditional use images ... Nickname: The City Beautiful, O-Town Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Download high resolution version (2048x548, 150 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x548, 150 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Duval Mayor John Peyton (R) Area    - City 2,264. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 2779 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Florida St. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 2779 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Florida St. ... Nickname: Floridas Sunshine City Location of the city proper in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Pinellas County Founded 1876 Incorporated February 29, 1892 Mayor Rick Baker Area    - City 344. ... The following is a list of incorporated cities in Florida. ... Florida has the eighteenth highest per capita income in the United States of America, at $21,557 (2000). ...

City Population > 300,000 Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Duval Mayor John Peyton (R) Area    - City 2,264. ...

City Population > 200,000 Nickname: The Magic City, Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ...

City Population > 100,000 The City of Progress Location of Hialeah in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Nickname: The City Beautiful, O-Town Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Nickname: Floridas Sunshine City Location of the city proper in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Pinellas County Founded 1876 Incorporated February 29, 1892 Mayor Rick Baker Area    - City 344. ...

City Population > 75,000 Motto: Nickname: Founded 1965 Incorporated 1970 County Lee County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Area  - Total  - Water 298. ... 1st incorporation date 1891 2nd Incorporation date 1915 Zip Codes 33755-65 County Pinellas (county seat) Mayor Frank Hibbard Population  - City (2005)  - Tampa Bay Metro   108,687 2,600,000 (estimate) Time zone Eastern: UTC-5 Latitude Longitude 27°58 N 82°46 W City of Clearwaters Official Website... {{{city_nickname}}} Location of Coral Springs in Broward County, Florida. ... Nickname: Venice of America Location of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida. ... Downtown Clock Tower, housing the restored clock bell from the 1885 courthouse Gainesville is the largest city and county seat of Alachua County, Florida. ... Hollywood is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Location of Miami Gardens in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... {{{city_nickname}}} Location of Pembroke Pines in Broward County, Florida. ... {{{city_nickname}}} Location of Miramar in Broward County, Florida. ... Palm Bay is a city located in Brevard County, Florida. ... Port St. ... Location of Pompano Beach in Broward County, Florida. ... Location Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ...

City Population > 50,000 A City for All Seasons Location of Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Brandon is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hillsborough County, Florida. ... Davie is a town located in Broward County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 75,720. ... Deltona is a city located in southwestern Volusia County, Florida. ... Kendall is a census-designated place and an unincorporated suburban community in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on the edge of the Florida Everglades. ... Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. ... The Beach, The Million Dollar Sandbar, SoBe Location of Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Plantation is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Florida: Plantation, Broward County, Florida Plantation, Sarasota County, Florida This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Sunrise is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Location of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida. ...

City Population > 25,000 Boynton Beach is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Bradenton is a city of 50,000 people in Manatee County, Florida, United States. ... The Beach in 2005 Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, USA. As of 2004, the population estimates recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 64,422. ... Deerfield Beach is a city located in Broward County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 64,583. ... Delray Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 60,020. ... Fort Myers is the county seatGR6 and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. ... Fountainbleau is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Kendale Lakes is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Kissimmee is a city in Osceola County, Florida, United States. ... Largo, Florida Cultural Center Largo is the third largest city in Pinellas County, Florida, USA and is part of the Tampa Bay Area. ... Lauderhill is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Location of Margate in Broward County in State of Florida Margate is a city in Broward County, Florida and considered a suburb of Fort Lauderdale while also making up part of the South Florida metropolitan area. ... North Miami is a city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... North Miami Beach is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Palm Coast is a city located in Flagler County, Florida. ... Palm Harbor is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community located in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. ... Nickname: The City of Five Flags Location of the city within the state of Florida Country United States State Florida County Escambia County, Florida Mayor John Fogg Area    - City 102. ... Port Orange is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ... Cà dZan - a 1925 Sarasota residence that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places Sarasota is a city in the central west coast of Florida, USA. The Gulf of Mexico is to the west and Sarasota Bay separates portions of this city that is composed of a... Spring Hill is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hernando County, Florida, United States. ... Tamarac is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Tamiami is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Town n Country is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place located in Hillsborough County, Florida, just north of Tampa Bay. ... Weston Hills Country Club[1] Weston is a city located in Broward County, Florida, USA. Established as a city in 1996, much of the community was developed by Arvida/JMB Partners and is located near the western developmental boundary of Broward County. ...

Altamonte Springs is a city located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ... Apopka is a city located in Orange County, Florida. ... Bartow is a city located in the U.S. State of Florida in Central Florida east of the Tampa Bay area. ... Bonita Springs is a city located in Lee County, Florida. ... Location of Coconut Creek in Broward County in State of Florida Coconut Creek is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Cooper City is a city located in Broward County, Florida, USA. The city is named for Morris Cooper, who founded the community in 1959. ... The City Beautiful Location of Coral Gables in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... DeLand is the county seat of Volusia County, Florida. ... Bandstand at Edgewater Park. ... East Lake is a census-designated place located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Egypt Lake-Leto is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hillsborough County, Florida. ... Fort Pierce is a city in St. ... Greater Carrollwood is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hillsborough County, Florida. ... Greenacres is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Hallandale Beach is a city in Miami-Dade, Florida, United States. ... Location of Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida Homestead is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States nestled between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. ... Jupiter is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... West Kendall is a census-designated place and an unincorporated suburban community located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Aerial photo of Key West, looking north. ... Lake Magdalene is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hillsborough County, Florida. ... Lake Worth is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida, named for General William J. Worth, who led U.S. forces during the Second Seminole War. ... Location of Lauderdale Lakes in Broward County in State of Florida Lauderdale Lakes is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. ... Lehigh Acres is a census-designated place located in Lee County, Florida. ... North Fort Myers is a census-designated place located in Lee County, Florida. ... North Lauderdale is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Nickname: Horse Capital of the World, Lightning Capital of the World Location of Ocala, Florida Coordinates: Country State County United States Florida Marion County Area    - City 100. ... Ocoee is a city located in Orange County, Florida. ... Oakland Park is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Ormond Beach is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ... Oviedo is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ... Palm Beach Gardens is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Location in Bay County, Florida Political Statistics Founded Sister Cities {{{sister cities}}} Incorporated 1909 County Bay County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 69. ... Pinellas Park is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida. ... Plant City is a city located in Hillsborough County, Florida, approximately midway between Brandon and Lakeland along Interstate 4. ... Port Charlotte is a census-designated place located in Charlotte County, Florida. ... Riviera Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States which was incorporated September 29, 1922. ... Royal Palm Beach is a village located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Sanford is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 38,291 at the 2000 census. ... South Fort Myers is an unincorporated area of Lee County, Florida. ... Titusville is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. ... University is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hillsborough County, Florida. ... Wellington is a village located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Westchester is an unincorporated suburban community and census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Winter Haven is a city located in Polk County, Florida, and is a very very boring place to live. ... Park Avenue, in the heart of Winter Park, is a shoppers mecca. ... Winter Springs is a city located in Seminole County, Florida. ...

Professional sports teams

Although Florida is the traditional home to Major League Baseball's spring training, and nearly 2/3 of all MLB teams still have a spring training presence in the state, Florida did not have a permanent major-league-level professional sports team until the American Football League added the Miami Dolphins in 1966. The state now has three NFL teams, two MLB teams, two NBA teams, and two NHL teams. With two of its most historically-important teams, Florida is one of the most important markets for the Arena Football League. Florida also hosts a variety of minor league baseball, football, basketball, ice hockey, soccer and indoor football teams. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) Bold... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) sometimes referred to by fans as the Arena League was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Indoor football is a variation of American football with rules modified to make it suitable for play within basketball gymnasiums and, particularly, ice hockey arenas. ...

Club Sport League
Jacksonville Jaguars Football National Football League
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football National Football League
Miami Dolphins Football National Football League
Orlando Magic Basketball National Basketball Association
Miami Heat Basketball National Basketball Association
Tampa Bay Lightning Ice hockey National Hockey League
Florida Panthers Ice hockey National Hockey League
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Baseball Major League Baseball
Florida Marlins Baseball Major League Baseball
Orlando Predators Arena football Arena Football League
Tampa Bay Storm Arena football Arena Football League
Brevard County Manatees Baseball Minor League Baseball

Florida State League City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present... The ball used in American football has a pointed oval shape, and usually has a large set of stitches along one side. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) Bold... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The Miami Heat are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning is a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team who play in the Ft. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None Division titles (0) None Wild card berths (0) None The... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5 42 (neither for a Marlins player) Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) also known as Dolphins Stadium (2005-2006) also known as Pro Player Stadium (1996-2004) also known as... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 1991 Home arena Hummer Field at TD Waterhouse Centre City, State Orlando, Florida Wild card titles 8: 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 Division titles 7: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2006 Conference titles 7: 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) sometimes referred to by fans as the Arena League was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 1987 Home arena St. ... Milwaukee Brewers National League AAA Nashville Sounds AA Huntsville Stars A Brevard County Manatees West Virginia Power R Arizona Brewers Helena Brewers The Brevard County Manatees are a minor league baseball team based at the Space Coast Stadium in Brevard County, Florida. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ...

Clearwater Threshers Baseball Minor League Baseball

Florida State League Clearwater Threshers The Clearwater Threshers are a Florida State League team based in Clearwater, Florida. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ...

Daytona Cubs Baseball Minor League Baseball

Florida State League Chicago Cubs National League AAA Iowa Cubs AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx A Daytona Cubs Peoria Chiefs Boise Hawks R Mesa Cubs The Daytona Cubs are a minor league baseball team based in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ...

Dunedin Blue Jays Baseball Minor League Baseball

Florida State League The Dunedin Blue Jays are a minor league baseball team based in Dunedin, Florida. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ...

Fort Myers Miracle Baseball Minor League Baseball

Florida State League The Fort Myers Miracle are a minor league baseball team based in Fort Myers, Florida. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ...

Jacksonville Suns Baseball Minor League Baseball
Jupiter Hammerheads Baseball Minor League Baseball

Florida State League The Jacksonville Suns are a minor league baseball team that play in Jacksonville, Florida. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Jupiter Hammerheads are a minor league baseball team based in Jupiter, Florida. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ...

Lakeland Tigers Baseball Minor League Baseball

Florida State League The Lakeland Tigers are a minor league baseball team based in Lakeland, Florida. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ...

Sarasota Reds Baseball Minor League Baseball

Florida State League The Sarasota Reds are a minor league baseball team based in Sarasota, Florida. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ...

St. Lucie Mets Baseball Minor League Baseball

Florida State League The St. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ...

Tampa Yankees Baseball Minor League Baseball

Florida State League New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The Tampa Yankees are a minor league baseball team based in Tampa, Florida. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ...

Palm Beach Cardinals Baseball Minor League Baseball

Florida State League The Palm Beach Cardinals are a minor league baseball team based in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA. The team, which plays in the Florida State League, is the High-A affiliate of the St. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ...

Vero Beach Dodgers Baseball Minor League Baseball

Florida State League The Vero Beach Dodgers are a minor league baseball team based in Vero Beach, Florida. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ...

Miami FC Soccer USL First Division
Ajax Orlando Prospects Soccer USL Premier Development League
Bradenton Academics Soccer USL Premier Development League
Central Florida Kraze Soccer USL Premier Development League
Cocoa Expos Soccer USL Premier Development League
Palm Beach Pumas Soccer USL Premier Development League
Bradenton Athletics Soccer W-League
Central Florida Krush Soccer W-League
Cocoa Expos Soccer W-League
Central Florida Strikers Soccer Women’s Premier Soccer League
Miami Surf Soccer Women’s Premier Soccer League
Orlando Falcons Soccer Women’s Premier Soccer League
Palm Beach United Soccer Women’s Premier Soccer League
South Florida Breeze Soccer Women’s Premier Soccer League
Tampa Bay United Soccer Women’s Premier Soccer League
Florida Everblades Ice hockey East Coast Hockey League
Florida Seals Ice hockey Southern Professional Hockey League
Jacksonville Barracudas Ice hockey Southern Professional Hockey League
Pensacola Ice Pilots Ice hockey East Coast Hockey League
Orlando Aces Basketball American Basketball Association
Palm Beach Imperials Basketball American Basketball Association
Pensacola Aviators Basketball American Basketball Association
Jacksonville Jam Basketball American Basketball Association
Tampa Bay Strong Dogs Basketball American Basketball Association

Miami FC are an American professional soccer club in First Division of the United Soccer Leagues. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The United Soccer Leagues First Division is a professional mens soccer league in North America. ... Ajax Orlando Prospects is an American soccer club, based in Orlando, Florida, which currently participates in the Premier Development League, an amateur league at the lowest rung of the United States soccer pyramid. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada, forming part of the American Soccer Pyramid. ... The Bradenton Academics are a USL Premier Development League soccer team located in Bradenton, Florida. ... The Central Florida Kraze are a USL Premier Development based in Lake Mary, Florida. ... The Cocoa Expos are a Premier Development League franchise that play in Cocoa, Florida. ... The Palm Beach Pumas are a PDL team that are currently stationed in the city of Palm Beach, Florida. ... The Bradenton Athletics, (nickname the Bradenton As), are a W-League, franchise based in Bradenton, Florida, they and the Bradenton Academics are owned by the same people, so they have been known to do friendly matches. ... The W-League is the first modern womens soccer league in the United States pyramid. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Cocoa Expos are a Premier Development League franchise that play in Cocoa, Florida. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Miami Surf are a WPSL club based in Miami, Florida. ... The Orlando Falcons are a WPSL club that play in Orlando, Florida. ... The Florida Everblades are an ECHL ice hockey team playing in the Southeast Division. ... The ECHL is a professional minor-league double-A hockey association based in the United States and Canada. ... The Florida Seals are a minor-league hockey team, currently a member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). ... The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams located in the southeastern United States. ... The Jacksonville Barracudas are a Southern Professional Hockey League ice hockey team based in Jacksonville, Florida. ... The Pensacola Ice Pilots are a minor league ice hockey team located in Pensacola, Florida. ... The Orlando Aces are an expansion team of the modern American Basketball Association in Orlando, Florida, which will begin play in the Florida Division of the Blue Conference in the 2006-2007 season. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens professional basketball league founded in 1999 as a revival of the defunct basketball league, also called the American Basketball Association, that merged with the NBA in 1976. ... The Palm Beach Imperials are an American Basketball Association (ABA) team in Palm Beach, Florida. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens professional basketball league founded in 1999 as a revival of the defunct basketball league, also called the American Basketball Association, that merged with the NBA in 1976. ... The Pensacola Aviators are an American Basketball Association expansion team located in Pensacola, Florida. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens professional basketball league founded in 1999 as a revival of the defunct basketball league, also called the American Basketball Association, that merged with the NBA in 1976. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens professional basketball league founded in 1999 as a revival of the defunct basketball league, also called the American Basketball Association, that merged with the NBA in 1976. ... The Tampa Bay Strong Dogs is an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Tampa, Florida. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens professional basketball league founded in 1999 as a revival of the defunct basketball league, also called the American Basketball Association, that merged with the NBA in 1976. ...

Spring training

Florida is the traditional home for Major League Baseball spring training, with teams informally organized into the "Grapefruit League." As of 2004, Florida hosts the following major league teams for spring training: A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida Spring training in Major League Baseball is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Club Location
Atlanta Braves Walt Disney World
Baltimore Orioles Fort Lauderdale
Boston Red Sox Fort Myers
Cincinnati Reds Sarasota
Cleveland Indians Winter Haven
Detroit Tigers Lakeland
Florida Marlins Jupiter
Houston Astros Kissimmee
Los Angeles Dodgers Vero Beach
Minnesota Twins Fort Myers
New York Mets Port St. Lucie
New York Yankees Tampa
Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater
Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton
Saint Louis Cardinals Jupiter
Tampa Bay Devil Rays St. Petersburg
Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin
Washington Nationals Viera

Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,21,35,41,42,44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Ballpark Turner Field (1997–present) Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (1966-1996) Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee) (1953-1965) Braves Field (Boston) (1915-1952) Fenway Park... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Oriole Park at Camden Yards (1992-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1983, 1970, 1966 AL Pennants (7) 1983, 1979, 1971, 1970 1969, 1966, 1944 East Division titles (8) 1997, 1983, 1979, 1974 1973... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1 • 4 • 8 • 9 • 27 Name Boston Red Sox (1907–present) See Nicknames before Red Sox for disputed nicknames Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World Series... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (9) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1940 1935 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1908 1907 Central Division titles (0... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5 42 (neither for a Marlins player) Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) also known as Dolphins Stadium (2005-2006) also known as Pro Player Stadium (1996-2004) also known as... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark Minute Maid Park (2002-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (1) 2005 Central Division titles (4) 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 West Division titles (2) [1][2] 1986 â€¢ 1980 Wild card berths... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,4,19,20,24,32,39,42,53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912), (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) (Also referred to as Trolley Dodgers 1911-1931) Brooklyn... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,6,14,29,34 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Senators or Nationals (1901-1960) *Nickname originally Nationals; alternate nickname Senators gained favor over the years but was not acknowledged on uniforms until 1959... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) The Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 2000 East Division titles (5) 1969... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,14,20,32,36 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1946–present) Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944-1945) Philadelphia Phillies (1885-1943) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1884) Worcester Worcesters (1880-1882) (Commonly referred to as Phillies 1944-1945 despite... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,20,21,33,40 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882-1889) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers Stadium... The St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None Division titles (0) None Wild card berths (0) None The... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) East Division (1977-present) Current uniform Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL Pennants (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 East Division titles (5) 1985 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1991 â€¢ 1992 1993 Wild card berths (0) None The Toronto Blue Jays... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Ballpark RFK Stadium (2005–present) Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977-2004) Jarry Park (Montreal) (1969-1976) [3] The Expos played twenty...

Auto-racing tracks

Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Homestead-Miami Speedway is a speedway in Homestead, Florida, USA, southwest of Miami. ... Sebring Raceway is a road course auto racing facility located in Sebring, Florida. ...

State symbols

Orange blossoms.
Orange blossoms.

This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Genera Melanotis Mimodes Mimus Nesomimus Mockingbirds are a group of New World passerine birds best known for the habit of some species of mimicking the songs of other birds, often loudly and in rapid succession. ... Orange refers to a citrus tree (Citrus sinensis) and the fruits of this tree. ... Binomial name Heliconius charitonius (Carolus Linnaeus, 1758) The Zebra Heliconian (also known as the Heliconius charitonius or Zebra longwing) is a species of butterfly. ... Old Folks at Home, as sung by Christys Minstrels in 1851. ... Suwannee River, Florida The Suwannee River (also spelled Suwanee River) is a major river of southern Georgia and northern Florida in the United States. ... Binomial name Sabal palmetto (Walt. ... Binomial name Alligator mississippiensis (Daudin, 1801) American Alligator range map The American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is one of the two living species of Alligator, a genus within the family Alligatoridae. ... Trinomial name Puma concolor coryi The Florida Panther (Puma concolor coryi) is a critically endangered subspecies of Puma that lives in the low pinelands, palm forests and swamps of southern Florida in the United States, especially near the Big Cypress National Preserve [1]. It is the last subspecies of Puma... Binomial name Trichechus manatus Linnaeus, 1758 A group of three West Indian manatees. ... Genera See article below. ... For other uses, see Orange juice (disambiguation). ... Orange—specifically, sweet orange—refers to the citrus tree Citrus sinensis (syn. ... Species Strombus gigas Strombus pugilis A conch (pronounced konk (IPA: ) or konch (IPA: )) is a sea-dwelling mollusk, and more specifically, a marine gastropod. ... Species Istiophorus albicans Istiophorus platypterus Sailfishes (genus Istiophorus) are fish living in all the oceans of the world. ... Binomial name Micropterus salmoides The Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) is a species of fish. ... Key lime pie is a dessert made of key lime juice, eggs, condensed milk and sugar in a pre-baked pie or unbaked graham cracker crust. ...

Fauna

Florida is host to many types of animals.

  • Marine Animals : Bottlenose Dolphin, Pilot Whale, Northern Right Whale, Manatee
  • Reptilians : Alligator, Crocodile, Eastern Diamondback and Pygmy Rattlesnakes, Gopher Tortoise, Green & Leatherback Sea Turtles, Indigo Snake
  • Mammals : Panther, Whitetail Deer, Key Deer, Bobcats, Southern Black Bear, Armadillos
  • Birds : Bald Eagle, Caracca, Everglades Kite, Osprey, Pelicans, Sea Gulls, Whooping & Sandhill Cranes, Roseate Spoonbill, Florida Scrub Jay (State endemic), and many more. Note : Florida is a winter home for most of eastern North America's birds.

Binomial name Platalea ajaja (Linnaeus, 1758) Synonyms Ajaja ajaja The Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja, sometimes separated in the monotypic genus Ajaja) is a wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae. ... Binomial name Aphelocoma coerulescens (Bosc, 1795) The Florida Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) is one of four species of scrub jay native to North America. ... Endemic, in a broad sense, can mean belonging or native to, characteristic of, or prevalent in a particular geography, race, field, area, or environment; Native to an area or scope. ...

See also

State Agencies This is a list of Florida paved bike trails and paths for bicycles. ... Scouting in Florida has a long history, from the 1910s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live. ... At least seven United States Navy ships have borne the name Florida, in honor of the 27th state: The first Florida was a sloop that served on survey duty between 1824 and 1831. ... The United States Census Bureau defines an Urbanized Area to be There are a number of rules specifying what is included in the urban fringe, but it generally consists of contiguous territory having a density of at least 1,000 persons per square mile. ...

The Florida Department of Transportation, or FDOT, is a decentralized agency charged with the establishment, maintenance, and regulation of public transportation in the state of Florida[1]. // Achievements In 1974, FDOT completed Floridas Turnpike, a 450-mile system of limited access toll highways. ... The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM), is a division of the Department of Community Affiars of the State of Florida. ... The Division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), is a division of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles of the State of Florida, a state law enforcement agency with a primary duty to ensure the safety of the highways and roads of the state. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Elevations and Distances in the United States. U.S Geological Survey (29 April 2005). Retrieved on November 3, 2006.
  2. ^ Smith, Hale G., and Marc Gottlob. 1978. "Spanish-Indian Relationships: Synoptic History and Archaeological Evidence, 1500-1763." In Tacachale: Essays on the Indians of Florida and Southeastern Georgia during the Historic Period. Edited by Jerald Milanich and Samuel Proctor. Gainesville, Florida: University Presses of Florida. ISBN 0-8130-0535-3
  3. ^ [1]Historical Census Browser at the University of Virginia (URL accessed 26 August 2006).
  4. ^ 2005 North America Airports Traffic Statistics URL retrieved September 15, 2006

April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Topics

Government | History | Floridians | Transportation | State Parks Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... State seal of Florida. ... Five flags of Florida (not including the Bonnie Blue Flag of West Florida). ... List of Famous Floridians // Actors/actresses Pat Boone Wayne Brady Delta Burke Diana Canova Faye Dunaway Stepin Fetchit Carrot Top, prop comedian Malcolm Gets Darrell Hammond Catherine Hickland Cheryl Hines Crystal Hunt Jonathan Jackson Catherine Keener Butterfly McQueen Jessica Morris Summer Phoenix Sidney Poitier Wesley Snipes Kirsten Storms Ben Vereen... The U.S. state of Florida has 158 state parks under the authority of the Florida State Parks system. ...

Capital

Tallahassee Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Location Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ...

Larger
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 The following is a list of incorporated cities in Florida. ... Motto: Nickname: Founded 1965 Incorporated 1970 County Lee County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Area  - Total  - Water 298. ... 1st incorporation date 1891 2nd Incorporation date 1915 Zip Codes 33755-65 County Pinellas (county seat) Mayor Frank Hibbard Population  - City (2005)  - Tampa Bay Metro   108,687 2,600,000 (estimate) Time zone Eastern: UTC-5 Latitude Longitude 27°58 N 82°46 W City of Clearwaters Official Website... {{{city_nickname}}} Location of Coral Springs in Broward County, Florida. ... Nickname: Venice of America Location of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida. ... Downtown Clock Tower, housing the restored clock bell from the 1885 courthouse Gainesville is the largest city and county seat of Alachua County, Florida. ... The City of Progress Location of Hialeah in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Hollywood is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Duval Mayor John Peyton (R) Area    - City 2,264. ... Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... Location of Miami Gardens in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... {{{city_nickname}}} Location of Miramar in Broward County, Florida. ... North Miami is a city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Nickname: The City Beautiful, O-Town Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... {{{city_nickname}}} Location of Pembroke Pines in Broward County, Florida. ... The Grass is Greener Location of Plantation in Broward County, Florida. ... Location of Pompano Beach in Broward County, Florida. ... Port St. ... Nickname: Floridas Sunshine City Location of the city proper in the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Pinellas County Founded 1876 Incorporated February 29, 1892 Mayor Rick Baker Area    - City 344. ... Sunrise is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Location Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Location of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida. ...

Smaller
cities

Altamonte Springs | Apopka | Aventura | Bartow | Boca Raton | Bonita Springs | Boynton Beach | Bradenton | Brandon | Coconut Creek | Cooper City | Coral Gables | Davie | Daytona Beach | Deerfield Beach | Deland | Delray Beach | Deltona | Dunedin | Fort Myers | Fort Pierce | Greenacres | Hallandale Beach | Homestead | Jupiter | Kissimmee | Lake Mary | Lake Worth | 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 The following is a list of incorporated cities in Florida. ... Altamonte Springs is a city located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Apopka is a city located in Orange County, Florida. ... Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ... Bartow is a city located in the U.S. State of Florida in Central Florida east of the Tampa Bay area. ... A City for All Seasons Location of Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Bonita Springs is a city located in Lee County, Florida. ... Boynton Beach is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Bradenton is a city of 50,000 people in Manatee County, Florida, United States. ... Brandon is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hillsborough County, Florida. ... Location of Coconut Creek in Broward County in State of Florida Coconut Creek is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Cooper City is a city located in Broward County, Florida, USA. The city is named for Morris Cooper, who founded the community in 1959. ... The City Beautiful Location of Coral Gables in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Davie is a town located in Broward County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 75,720. ... The Beach in 2005 Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, USA. As of 2004, the population estimates recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 64,422. ... Deerfield Beach is a city located in Broward County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 64,583. ... DeLand is the county seat of Volusia County, Florida. ... Delray Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 60,020. ... Deltona is a city located in southwestern Volusia County, Florida. ... Bandstand at Edgewater Park. ... Fort Myers is the county seatGR6 and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. ... Fort Pierce is a city in St. ... Greenacres is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Hallandale Beach is a city in Miami-Dade, Florida, United States. ... Location of Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida Homestead is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States nestled between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. ... Jupiter is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Kissimmee is a city in Osceola County, Florida, United States. ... Lake Mary is a city located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Lake Worth is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida, named for General William J. Worth, who led U.S. forces during the Second Seminole War. ... Largo, Florida Cultural Center Largo is the third largest city in Pinellas County, Florida, USA and is part of the Tampa Bay Area. ... Location of Lauderdale Lakes in Broward County in State of Florida Lauderdale Lakes is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. ... Lauderhill is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Location of Margate in Broward County in State of Florida Margate is a city in Broward County, Florida and considered a suburb of Fort Lauderdale while also making up part of the South Florida metropolitan area. ... Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. ... The Beach, The Million Dollar Sandbar, SoBe Location of Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... North Lauderdale is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... North Miami Beach is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... North Miami is a city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Oakland Park is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Nickname: Horse Capital of the World, Lightning Capital of the World Location of Ocala, Florida Coordinates: Country State County United States Florida Marion County Area    - City 100. ... Ocoee is a city located in Orange County, Florida. ... Ormond Beach is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ... Oviedo is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ... Palm Bay is a city located in Brevard County, Florida. ... Palm Beach Gardens is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Palm Harbor is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community located in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Location in Bay County, Florida Political Statistics Founded Sister Cities {{{sister cities}}} Incorporated 1909 County Bay County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 69. ... Nickname: The City of Five Flags Location of the city within the state of Florida Country United States State Florida County Escambia County, Florida Mayor John Fogg Area    - City 102. ... Pinellas Park is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida. ... Plant City is a city located in Hillsborough County, Florida, approximately midway between Brandon and Lakeland along Interstate 4. ... Plantation is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Port Charlotte is a census-designated place located in Charlotte County, Florida. ... Port Orange is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ... Riviera Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States which was incorporated September 29, 1922. ... Royal Palm Beach is a village located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Five flags have flown over the city since 1565. ... Sanford is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 38,291 at the 2000 census. ... Cà dZan - a 1925 Sarasota residence that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places Sarasota is a city in the central west coast of Florida, USA. The Gulf of Mexico is to the west and Sarasota Bay separates portions of this city that is composed of a... Spring Hill is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hernando County, Florida, United States. ... Sunrise is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Tamarac is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Temple Terrace is a city in Hillsborough County, Florida. ... Titusville is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. ... Vero Beach has been the Spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1948. ... Wellington is a village located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Weston Hills Country Club[1] Weston is a city located in Broward County, Florida, USA. Established as a city in 1996, much of the community was developed by Arvida/JMB Partners and is located near the western developmental boundary of Broward County. ... Winter Haven is a city located in Polk County, Florida, and is a very very boring place to live. ... Park Avenue, in the heart of Winter Park, is a shoppers mecca. ... Winter Springs is a city located in Seminole County, Florida. ...

Regions

Big Bend | Central Florida | Emerald Coast | First Coast | Florida Keys | Florida Panhandle | Gold Coast | Nature Coast | North Central Florida  | South Florida | Southwest Florida | Space Coast | Sun Coast | Tampa Bay Area | Treasure Coast | Walt Disney World This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... This map shows the counties that are often included in the Big Bend region of Florida. ... Central Florida is the central region of the United States state of Florida, on the East Coast. ... Pensacola Beach, part of the Emerald Coast. The Emerald Coast (sometimes called the Emerald Riviera) is an area in the southeastern United States on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, roughly bounded by Pensacola, Florida on the west and Panama City, Florida on the east. ... Location in the state of Florida Major cities Jacksonville Fernandina Beach St. ... Palm trees in Islamorada The Florida Keys are an archipelago, a string of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. ... The Florida Panhandle is the region of the state of Florida which includes the westernmost 16 counties in the state. ... The Gold Coast is a region of the U.S. state of Florida that runs along the southeastern coast of the state between Palm Beach and Miami. ... Image:Map of Florida Nature Coast. ... North Central Florida is a region of the U.S. state of Florida. ... The South Florida metropolitan area is an informal name for the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–West Palm Beach[1] metropolitan area. ... Southwest Florida is a region of Florida located along its gulf coast, south of Hillsborough county. ... The Space Coast is a region in the U.S. state of Florida around Kennedy Space Center, where NASA frequently launches rockets and shuttles into space. ... 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 Tampa Bay area is a metropolitan area on the Gulf coast of west-central Florida. ... Map of the Treasure Coast in Florida. ... 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...

Counties

Alachua | 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 Following is a list of counties in Florida. ... Alachua County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Century GothicCentury Gothic Baker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Bay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Bradford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... 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. ... Broward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Charlotte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Citrus County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Location in the state of Florida Formed 8 May 1923 Seat Naples Area  - Total  - Water 5,970 km² (2,305 mi²) 724 km² (280 mi²) 12. ... DeSoto County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Dixie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Duval County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Flagler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Gadsden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Gilchrist County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Glades County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Gulf County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hardee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hendry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hernando County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Highlands County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Holmes County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Indian River County Courthouse in Vero Beach Indian River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Lafayette County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Leon County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Levy County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Liberty County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Manatee County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Martin County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... 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