Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. It has hundreds of miles of beaches. The city of Miami is known for its Latin-American cultural influences and notable arts scene, as well as its nightlife, especially in upscale South Beach. Orlando is famed for theme parks, including Walt Disney World.
State Capital: Tallahassee.
Florida state was admitted as the 27th state in 1845. Florida is the biggest state (in terms of population) among the Southeastern states and the second most populous Southern State (after Texas). The capital of Florida is Tallahassee.
The geographic location of Florida has played a key factor in Florida's history and interesting developing. This shaped the contemporary charcter of the state. The greater part of Florida resides on a peninsula that protudes out in the southeast direction from the North American continent, which separates the waters of the Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Mexico which points towards the Caribbean Sea and Cuba's direction.
Sharing a land border with two other US states - Georgia to the east and Alabama to the west. Florida is only some 50 miles away from the island of Bimini in the Bahamas (foreign territory).
With a coastline of more than 8400 miles, Florida has the second longest coastline among all US states (after Alaska).
Florida is located close to the population centers and geographic centers of the Western hemisphere which overlook a strategic crossroads between North and South America.
In 1513 when the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León landed in Florida, he named the territory "La Florida" which translates to "The Flower" in Spanish and claimed La Florida a Spanish territory. Since then, Florida remained a strategic place where European powers fought over in order to control the Americas and the Caribbean.
Widely known as the "Sunshine State", Florida has always attracted a large number of tourists and tourism in Florida surpassed the manufacturing and agriculture industry and remains a key pillar of Florida's economy. The strong economy and good employment prospect in Florida (driven by the service industry) has drawn in-bound migrants (mainly from Latin America). In the US, Florida consistently ranks among the states with fast growing immigration population.
The Main Cities in Florida
Below are the largest cities in the state of Florida and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Jacksonville - 821,784
2. Miami - 399,457
3. Tampa - 335,709
4. St. Petersburg - 244,769
5. Orlando - 238,300
6. Hialeah - 224,669
7. Tallahassee - 181,376
8. Fort Lauderdale - 165,521
9. Port St. Lucie - 164,603
10.Pembroke Pines - 154,750
Famous Landmarks in Florida
Below are some of Florida’s most visited landmarks:
-Walt Disney built Disney World in Orlando to be the best theme park in the world. The park took two years and 9,000 people to build; it opened in 1971 and is now home to four parks within the general park and two water parks.
Tallest Buildings in Florida
Below are the tallest buildings in Florida:
-The tallest building in Florida is mainly a hotel, but also includes residences and office space. The Four Seasons Hotel & Tower in Miami was finished in 2003 and has 70 floors, standing 789 feet tall.
1. Panorama Tower (82 stories; 868 feet)
2. Four Seasons Hotel Miami (64 stories; 789 feet)
3. Southeast Financial Centre (56 stories; 764 feet)
4. Marquis Miami (67 stories; 700 feet)
5. 900 Biscayne Bay (63 stories; 650 feet)
6. Wells Fargo Centre (47 stories; 647 feet)
7. Mansions at Acqualina (46 stories; 643 feet)
8. Mint at Riverfront (55 stories; 631 feet)
9. Infinity at Brickell (53 stories; 630 feet)
10. Miami Tower (47 stories; 625 feet)
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