Florida Map

Explore the map of Florida, a state known as the Sunshine state, located in the southeastern region of the United States. Florida covers an area of 65,755 square miles which makes it the 22nd largest state in the country. The population of Florida is over 21 million, making it the third most populous state in the US, after California and Texas. Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida by sheer size. Jacksonville is also the largest city (in terms of area) in the United States. The Miami metropolitan area is Florida's most populated city. Tallahassee is the state capital.
Florida Map
Explore the map of Florida, a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. The “Sunshine State”, as it is popularly called, is famous for sunny weather, glamorous coastline, abundant golf courses, and amusement parks. Florida is the third most populous and the 22nd most extensive state of the U.S.

About Florida

Florida is located in the United States. True to its “Sunshine State” tag, Florida is known for large number of golf courses, juicy oranges, pleasantly sunny weather, beautiful coastline, and amusement parks. Florida achieved statehood on March 3, 1845.

History of Florida

Archaeological evidence shows that the first inhabitants of the state were the Paleo-Indians who arrived approximately 14,000 years ago. Before the Europeans landed here in the 16th century, several American Indian tribes lived in the region, such as Apalachee, Tocobaga, Timucua, Calusa, and Tequesta.

The Spanish explorer, Juan Ponce de Leon, was the first European to set foot in the region in 1513. For the next one hundred years, Florida was settled by the Spanish and the French. Great Britain was able to gain control over the region after defeating the French in 1763.

The Spanish regained control over the Florida regions after defeating the English in 1783. By 1819, the Florida regions were sold to the United States for $5 million under the Adams-Onis Treaty.

Geography of Florida

Florida is located in the southeastern US and borders Alabama & 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 proximity to the Bahamas, Central America, and South America has created a unique culture that is quintessentially Floridian. The “flowery land” is the only state bordering both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

At 344 feet (105 meters) above the sea level, Britton Hill is the highest natural point in the state. Florida has 19 official metropolitan areas with Miami being the largest in the state. Jacksonville is the largest city by area in Florida and the entire county.

Tourism in Florida

Over 60 million people visit the state each year due to its balmy weather and miles of pristine coastline. From Art Deco architecture of downtown Miami to old-school Aviles Street in St Augustine, Florida is an ideal holiday destination.

The most visited amusement parks in Orlando (a central-Florida city) 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 world.

Other popular cities to visit are Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, and St. Augustine. The Everglades National Park, Key West, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Busch Gardens, and Wakulla Springs are very popular places to visit in Florida.

Transportation in Florida

  1. By Air – Miami International Airport is a major hub of American Airlines and thus, connected by intercontinental flights.

  2. By Train – Amtrak trains (Silver Star, Silver Meteor, and Auto Train) connect Florida with northeastern states.

  3. By Road – Primary interstate routes in the state are I-4, I-10, I-75, and I-95. Florida's Turnpike runs through 11 counties in Florida.

Education in Florida

There are eleven public universities in the State University System of Florida which was founded in 1905. The annual college tuition in Florida is one of the lowest in the country. Each county in the state is also a school district. Know more here.

Facts about Florida

  • Florida was the 27th state to enter the Union on March 3rd, 1845.
  • Florida has the longest coastline (among 48 contiguous states) and has 669 miles of beaches.
  • The state produces approximately 67% of the US citrus fruits.
  • Tallahassee is the state capital and Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida. More Facts...
Infographics Related to Florida

Florida Counties Map

County NameCounty SeatArea (sq. mi.)
Alachua County MapGainesville874.25
Baker County MapMacclenny585.21
Bay County MapPanama City763.68
Bradford County MapStarke293.13
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National Parks in Florida

S. NoNameAreaEstablishedLocation
1Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve46,000 acres (18,616 ha)16. Feb. 1988Jacksonville, Florida, USA
2Canaveral National Seashore57,662 acres (23,335 ha)3. Jan. 1975Brevard County and Volusia County, Florida, USA
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Map of Golf Courses in Florida

List of Florida Golf CoursesLocation
Mill Cove Golf ClubJacksonville
Pembroke Lakes Golf ClubPembroke Pines
Marcus Pointe Golf ClubPensacola
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Map of Cities in Florida

St. Petersburg city MapHialeah city MapFort Lauderdale city Map
Port St. Lucie city MapPembroke Pines city MapCape Coral city Map
Hollywood city MapGainesville city MapMiramar city Map
Coral Springs city MapClearwater city MapMiami Gardens city Map

Last Updated on: August 01,2020

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