Fun Facts about Florida

Posted: 2013/04/29 in Stories


★Florida was the 27th state in the USA; it was admitted on March 3, 1845.

★State Abbreviation – FL

★State Capital – Tallahassee

★Bordering States – Georgia, Alabama

★Largest City – Jacksonville

★Population – Florida is the 4th most populous state in USA, after California, New York and Texas.

★Origin of the Name Florida – Florida was first seen by the Spanish explorer in 1513, named as “Pascua de Florida”, meaning “Feast of Flowers” in Spanish.

★Florida averages 10 deaths and 30 injuries a year from lightning.

★Orlando attracts more visitors than any other amusement park destination in USA.

★Crystal River is the only place in North America where it is legal to have a supervised swim with gentle manatees.

★There are more than 30,000 lakes and 1,300 golf courses located in Florida.

★Pensacola’s nickname is the “City of Five Flags” because it has been under the rule of the Spanish, French, English, Americans and Confederates.

★Florida is home to the largest breeding population of bald eagles in the lower 48 states.

★St. Petersburg Clearwater claims to have 361 days of sunshine annually.

★The Florida Everglades are the only place in the world where alligators and crocodile co-exist.


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