About Florida Map:The "flowery land,” in the southeastern US, is the only state bordering both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. This detailed map of Florida shows the longest coastline in the contiguous US. From the Everglades National Park in the South to the Panama City in the West, this map covers all major tourist attractions in Florida. For the benefits of travelers, the state capital Tallahassee, the island of Key West, the city of Miami, and both international and domestic airports are shown on the map.
History of Florida
Archaeological evidence shows that the first inhabitants in the state were the Paleo-Indians about 14,000 years ago. Before the Europeans arrived in Florida in the 16th century, several American Indian tribes lived in the region such as Apalache, Tocobaga, Timucua, Calusa, and Tequesta.
The Spanish regained control over the East and West Florida regions after defeating the English. By 1819, both regions were given to the United States for $5 million under the Adams-Onis Treaty, and became one single region once again. Florida achieved statehood on March 3, 1845.
Where is Florida
Florida is located in the southeastern USA. It borders Alabama and Georgia to the North, the Atlantic Ocean to the East, the Gulf of Mexico to the West, and the straits of Florida to its South. Its close proximity to the Bahamas and South American countries has created a unique culture that is quintessentially Florida.
At only 105 meters above sea level, the Britton Hill is the highest natural point in the state. It has a total of 19 metropolitan areas, with Miami being the largest in the state and in the southeastern US. Jacksonville is the most populous city in FL, and also the largest city by area in the contiguous US.
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Tourism in Florida
Over 60 million people visit the state each year due to balmy weather and hundreds of miles of pristine coastline.
The most visited amusement parks in Orlando include the Universal Orlando Resort, the Busch Gardens, and SeaWorld. The Walt Disney World Resort, at Lake Buena Vista, is the largest vacation resort in the entire world.
Other popular cities to visit are: Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, and St. Augustine. The unparalleled landscape of Everglades National Park, the best kept secrets of Key West, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Busch Gardens, and Wakulla Springs are famous places to visit in Florida.
|County Name||County Seat||Area (sq. mi.)|
|Alachua County Map||Gainesville||874.25|
|Baker County Map||Macclenny||585.21|
|Bay County Map||Panama City||763.68|
|Bradford County Map||Starke||293.13|
|1||Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve||46,000 acres (186.16 km2)||16. Feb. 1988||Jacksonville, Florida, USA|
|2||Canaveral National Seashore||57,662 acres (23,335 ha)||3. Jan. 1975||Brevard County and Volusia County, Florida, USA|
|List of Florida Golf Courses||Location|
|Mill Cove Golf Club||Jacksonville|
|Pembroke Lakes Golf Club||Pembroke Pines|
|Marcus Pointe Golf Club||Pensacola|
Last Updated on : July 22, 2016
Florida news and updates
Florida welcomes its first Marijuana dispensary
The very first marijuana dispensary was recently opened in Florida at 800 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee. Named as Trulieve, the store is a licensed cannabis grower and distributor which were successful in winning the rave among six medical cannabis licensees which had initiated to open Florida’s first marijuana dispensary. The store would be selling its high-CBD, low-THC strain of marijuana known as Vita Jay.
|04:59 AM, July 25, 2016 (PST)|