Florida is a state in the southeast of the United States. In the West, it has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico. Plus, in the East is has a coastline with the Atlantic Ocean. The Straits of Florida border the state to the South. Alabama and Georgia border in the North. In the South, Florida also has a maritime boundary with Cuba. In 1845, this state became a member of the United States. Currently, it ranks as the 22nd largest state. Furthermore, it ranks as the 3rd most populated.

The capital of the state is Tallahassee. However, Jacksonville is the largest city. The Miami metropolitan area is one of the 10 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S.A. Plus, Florida has the longest coastline among all the U.S. states. In addition, it is the only state that borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The climate of the state differs in the North and the South. The North has a subtropical climate. Whereas, the South has a traditional tropical climate.

Florida has a large expatriate community of Cubans and a rich multicultural history. Native Americans, European Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, and African Americans influenced the culture of this state. The heritage of all these cultures exists in the music, architecture, fine arts, cuisine and other cultural aspects of Florida.

Interestingly, the state hosted famous writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. It still attracts artists as well as sportsmen. The state is world-renowned for its golf, auto racing, tennis and water sports.

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Other popular tourist destinations include amusement parks, such as Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, and Busch Gardens Tampa. In the Everglades National Park, you can see American alligators, American crocodiles, the Florida panther, manatees and a variety of other rare species. Lastly, Walt Disney World is the world’s most visited resort, and it hosts more than 50 million guests every year.

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December 9, 2016 3:59 pm Published by

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