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Encyclopedia > Florida Panhandle

The Florida Panhandle is the region of the state of Florida which includes the westernmost 16 counties in the state. It is a narrow strip lying between Alabama and Georgia to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Culturally and in terms of history and climate, the region is more closely tied to the Deep South than to peninsular Florida.[1] Image File history File links Map_of_Florida_highlighting_Panhandle. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Following is a list of counties in Florida. ... 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. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...


Shortly after the Civil War, residents of Florida's peninsula considered ceding the state's entire western arm to Alabama for a million dollars. Alabama's leaders decided that the land was 'a sand bank and gopher region', and, as a result, the Panhandle remained a part of Florida. The region is a major source of revenue for the state today. This article is becoming very long. ...


The following counties lie in the Panhandle: Following is a list of counties in Florida. ...

Cities in the Panhandle include Tallahassee, Pensacola, and Panama City. The beach towns, many of which play host to college students during spring break, in the Panhandle are sometimes known by the informal moniker – the Redneck Riviera. The quartz sand on the beaches of the Panhandle is so white that some traders reportedly sold it as sugar in World War II.[2] Florida State Road 20 stretches from Niceville, FL to Tallahassee, FL, covering the majority of the Panhandle. Bay 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. ... Escambia 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. ... Gulf 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. ... 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. ... Leon County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Liberty County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Okaloosa County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Santa Rosa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Poop County is a county located in the U.S. state of Poopland. ... Walton County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ... Nickname: The City of Five Flags Location of Pensacola (top left) in Florida Country United States State Florida County Escambia  - Mayor John Fogg Area    - City 39. ... Location in Bay County Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Bay County Incorporated 1909 Mayor Lauren DeGeorge Area    - City 69. ... For an article concerning the euphemism for Easter break, see Spring Holiday. ... The Redneck Riviera is a colloquialism for a stretch of the Gulf Coast of the southern United States that is known for its resorts and widely considered to have some of best beaches found worldwide. ... Magnification of grains of sugar, showing their monoclinic hemihedral crystalline structure. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... State Road 20 is an east-west route across northern Florida and the Florida Panhandle. ...


The Panhandle can be divided into three major sections - East, Central and Western.


The Western Florida Panhandle is dominated by coastal development and military bases, to include Eglin Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field, Whiting Field, Pensacola NAS, and Tyndall Air Force Base. Significant towns include Pensacola, Destin, and Panama City. Eglin Air Force Base is the home of the United States Air Force 96th Air Base Wing of the Air Force Materiel Command, and is also headquarters for more than 45 associate units. ... Hurlburt Field is a base of the United States Air Force located in Okaloosa County, Florida on the Eglin Air Force Base reservation immediately west of the Town of Mary Esther. ... Naval Air Station Pensacola or NAS Pensacola (IATA: NPA, ICAO: KNPA, FAA LID: NPA), The Cradle of Naval Aviation, is a United States Navy base located in Warrington, Florida, a community southwest of the Pensacola city limits. ... Tyndall Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force in Bay County, Florida, United States. ... Nickname: The City of Five Flags Location of Pensacola (top left) in Florida Country United States State Florida County Escambia  - Mayor John Fogg Area    - City 39. ... Emerald-green waters in Destin, FL, part of Floridas Emerald Coast. Destin is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, commonly known as The Worlds Luckiest Fishing Village. Destin has grown from a historic fishing village to a premiere resort destination. ... Location in Bay County Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Bay County Incorporated 1909 Mayor Lauren DeGeorge Area    - City 69. ...


The Central Florida Panhandle, stretching through Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay Counties, has been marked by upscale developments in recent decades. These include Seaside, Sandestin, and countless others. In fact, development in the coastal area has become so commonplace that very little beachfront property remains untouched, unless it is under the stewardship of the Federal or State Government. Seaside, Florida is an unincorporated master-planned community on the Florida panhandle roughly midway between Fort Walton Beach, Florida and Panama City, Florida. ... Sandestin is a town in Walton County, Florida, United States. ...


The Eastern Florida Panhandle is mostly defined by Tallahassee and its surrounding environs, including Wakulla County. Wakulla County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...


The Panhandle has a land area of 29,276.055 km² (11,303.548 sq mi), or 20.96 percent of the state's land area. Its population at the 2000 census was 1,222,492 residents, or 7.649 percent of the state's population at that time. 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and 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. ...


Major communities


Callaway is a city located in Bay County, Florida. ... Cedar Grove is a town located in Bay County, Florida. ... Crestview is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. ... De Funiak Springs is a city located in Walton County, Florida. ... Emerald-green waters in Destin, FL, part of Floridas Emerald Coast. Destin is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, commonly known as The Worlds Luckiest Fishing Village. Destin has grown from a historic fishing village to a premiere resort destination. ... Fort Walton Beach is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. ... Country United States State Florida County Santa Rosa County Government  - Mayor Lane Gilchrist (R) Area    - City 23. ... Lynn Haven is a city located in Bay County, Florida. ... Marianna is a city located in Jackson County, Florida. ... Milton (formerly known as Scratch Ankle) is a city located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... Niceville is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ... Location in Bay County Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Bay County Incorporated 1909 Mayor Lauren DeGeorge Area    - City 69. ... Nickname: The Worlds Most Beautiful Beaches Location in Bay County Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Bay County founded 1953 incorporated 1969 Mayor Lee Sullivan Area    - City 18. ... Nickname: The City of Five Flags Location of Pensacola (top left) in Florida Country United States State Florida County Escambia  - Mayor John Fogg Area    - City 39. ... Quincy is a city located in Gadsden County, Florida. ... Springfield is a city in Bay County, Florida, east of Panama City. ... Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ... Valparaiso is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. ...

References

  1. ^ Florida, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, 2004, pg. 20
  2. ^ Sandestin: Beach, Ecotourism, Sand

External links

  • Northwest Florida Recreation Information by Outdoor Gulf Coast

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The Florida Panhandle is the region of the state of Florida which includes the westernmost 16 counties in the state.
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The Panhandle is known for the Redneck Riviera, the coast along the Gulf of Mexico, which hosts many college students during Spring break.
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