About Map : Florida map depicts the state boundary of the state, the various surrounding water bodies of Florida state, major state highways, rail lines are also depicted. In addition to the above, the map of Flroida represents various water bodies in Florida like rivers, lakes, etc as well as vegetation areas, national parks, forests etc. The map also represents the state capital, major cities and major attractions of Florida.
Research by archeologists states that the state of Florida was inhabited firstly by Paleo-Indians as early as 14,000 years ago.
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.
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 50 United States. The State capital is located at Talllahassee.
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The geography of Florida consists of a coastline, significant water bodies, and perpetual threats of hurricanes. The state of Florida has a very long coastline – the longest in the contiguous United States. The coastline of Florida encompasses approximately 1,350 miles (2,170 km). 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.
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.
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 Flrida 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.
Joined the StateMarch 3, 1845 (27th State)
Area53,624 square miles
Highest PointBritton Hill
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean