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Florida (FL) is located on the southeastern coast of the United States on a peninsula surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Florida Straits. Florida's great weather, a year-round mild climate, sandy beaches, and a vibrant culture, it's easy to see why Florida is a major tourist center of the United States. Florida is also a popular place to live for all these same reasons, and is the fourth most populous state in the country.
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About Florida Map - Florida is located in the southeast part of USA. Most part of Florida is a peninsula surrounded by Gulf of Mexico in its west, Atlantic Ocean in the east and the strait of Florida in its south. Florida shares its land boundary with the state of Georgia and Alabama in the north. This given map of Florida provides detailed information about the states road and rail network. The major highways, US Federal roadways and state highways along with the major railway lines are shown on the map. Further distribution of some of the natural features such as rivers, lakes, vegetation’s, forests and national parks are marked on the map. In addition, the map provides information about the major cities, other cities, the state capital city Tennessee, major airports and major attractions. In this map along with the location of the major attractions, the name of these attractions are also provided such as Kennedy Space Center, Orlando Sea World, Universal Studios Florida, Daytona Beach, etc. This digital map is easily downloadable and is very useful for tourists, travelers, students, teachers, etc.

History
Research by archaeologists states that the state of Florida was inhabited firstly by Paleo-Indians as early as 14,000 years ago.
The region was inhabited almost for a continuity to about 2000BC. After 500BC, the earlier uniform culture was slowly turned into diverse local traditions.

The first contact by an European was made in 1513 by the Spanish. The land was named then "La Florida" or "flowery land." The land of Florida was a challenge for European colonialists. It later gained statehood in the United States in 1845. It was a prime site of the Seminole wars against the Native Americans and racial segregation after the Civil War in America.

Geography
Florida is a state in Southeast of the United States. It is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama, Georgia, the Atlantic Ocean, the Straits of Florida. The state of Florida is the fourth most populated state of the United States. The State capital is located at Tallahassee.

The geography of Florida consists of a coastline, significant water bodies, and perpetual threats of hurricanes. Florida has a very long coastline – the longest in the contiguous United States. The coastline of Florida encompasses approximately 1,350 miles (2,170 kms). The state is mostly characterised by sedimentary soil and the climate of Florida is subtropical in the north and tropical in the south. Some wildlife found here includes the American alligator, crocodile, Florida panther, and the manatee.

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Travel
There are many places of interest in Florida state of USA. Major attractions include Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Legoland Florida, Kennedy Space Center, and a lot more.

Also known as "the Sunshine State", the focus in Florida is heavily on travel and tourism. Apart from the theme parks and family-oriented sites mentioned above, the emphasis is heavily on Florida beaches. Other major points of interest are Florida Keys, Everglades, Fort Lauderdale Beach, South Beach, etc.

Education
The main system of education of Florida at University level is the State University System of Florida, founded in 1905. It is governed by the Florida Board of Governors.

Major institutions are the Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University, University of Florida, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, etc.


The official flag of Florida is made up of red color Saint Andrew's Cross on a white background. Also there is a Seal of Florida at the center of the flag.
AbbreviationFL
NicknameSunshine State
Joined the StateMarch 3, 1845 (27th State)
CapitalTallahassee
Largest CityJacksonville
Area53,624 square miles
Official LanguageEnglish
Highest PointBritton Hill
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean
Time ZoneEST(UTC-05:00)
Official Websitewww.myflorida.com