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31 Fun facts about Florida

fl_facts_1“Florida” means “flowery” in Spanish. Tweet This


fl_facts_2Florida is not the southernmost U.S. state in the United States. It’s Hawaii. Tweet This



fl_facts_3Florida became a U.S. Territory in 1821 with General Andrew Jackson as military governor. Tweet This



fl_facts_44th most populous state in the U.S., Florida has population of almost 20 million. Tweet This


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fl_facts_5Florida population doubled since 1980. Tweet This


fl_facts_6The capital city Tallahassee has less than 200,000 residents. Tweet This


fl_facts_7Actors Faye Dunaway, Burt Reynolds and Sidney Poitier are Floridians. So is Gloria Estefan. Tweet This


fl_facts_8The famous rapper Flo Rida was in fact born in Florida. Tweet This


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fl_facts_9Any place in Florida is at distance not more than 60 miles (100 km) from the ocean. Tweet This


fl_facts_10Florida deserves its nickname – the Sunshine State. Tweet This


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fl_facts_11Almost half of all U.S. exports to Latin America pass through Florida. Tweet This



fl_facts_12Florida is the world’s top travel destination with 90 million visitors every year. Tweet This


fl_facts_13The space industry measures $4.5 billion annually. Tweet This


fl_facts_14Florida produces 70% of the U.S. oranges and supplies amazing 40% of the world’s orange juice. Tweet This


fl_facts_15Only four states have a lower tax burden than Florida, which has no State Income Tax at all. Tweet This


fl_facts_16Over 7% of Florida’s total area is water. Tweet This


fl_facts_17Highest natural point is only 345 feet (100 m). Tweet This


fl_facts_18With 1,300 miles (2,000 km) of coastline, Florida enjoys 800 miles (1,200 km) of sand beaches. Tweet This


fl_facts_19Florida has almost 12,000 miles (20,000 km) of rivers, streams and waterways. Tweet This


fl_facts_20Lake Okeechobee with its 700 square miles (1,800 sq. km) is the second largest freshwater lake in the U.S. Tweet This


fl_facts_21Florida has 7,800 lakes larger than 10 acres. Tweet This


fl_facts_22Florida is the U.S. state with most first magnitude springs. Tweet This


fl_facts_23South Florida cherishes average temperatures of over 68 F (20 C) in winter. Tweet This


fl_facts_24The six-month hurricane season starts in June. Tweet This


fl_facts_251,000 people move each day to Florida. Tweet This


fl_facts_26Florida has approximately 1,300 golf courses, more than any other state. Tweet This


fl_facts_27Greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States that borders with two national parks. Tweet This


fl_facts_28Saint Augustine is thought to be the oldest European settlement in North America. Tweet This


fl_facts_29Orlando is the most visited U.S. amusement park destination. Tweet This


fl_facts_30In 1958, the first U.S. satellite Explorer I was launched from Cape Canaveral. Tweet This


fl_facts_31A museum in Sanibel, FL owns 2 million shells and is supposedly the world’s only museum dedicated solely to mollusks. Tweet This

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