Located in the southeastern United States on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

Florida USA Location

Total Population: 18,9 Million Residents

Capital City: Tallahassee

Largest Cities:
Jacksonville: 821,784
Miami: 399,457
Tampa: 335,709

Bordering States - Alabama, Georgia

Some Famous People From Florida

Faye Dunaway - Actress From Bascom

Sidney Poitier - Actor From Miami

Jim Morrison - Singer From Melbourne

Julian Cannonball Adderley - Jazz Saxophonist From Tampa

Pat Boone - Singer From Jacksonville

Tom Petty - Musician From Gainesville

Recommended Places To See In Florida

Dinosaur World - Tampa

SeaWorld - Orlando

Splendid China - Kissimmee

Kennedy Space Center - East Of Orlando

Ponce de Leon's Fountain Of Youth - St. Augustine

History Of Florida

Florida joined the union as the 27th state in 1845. The Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, who led the first European expedition to Florida in 1513, named the state in tribute to Spain's Easter celebration known as "Pascua Florida," or Feast of Flowers. During the first half of the 1800s, U.S. troops waged war with the region's Native American population. During the Civil War, Florida was the third state to secede from the Union. Beginning in the late 19th century, residents of Northern states flocked to Florida to escape harsh winters. Today tourism is Florida's leading industry, attracting millions of visitors annually.

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