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Florida, also known as Sunshine State, is the third most populated and the 22nd largest state in America spanning over 53,997 square miles. It is the third largest state in terms of water area, having over 11,761 square miles of water, which makes it home to many aquatic mammals for instance alligators. The state is located on a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida.

Most of Florida is low-lying plains, but the northwestern regions are elevated higher than the rest of the state. Snow is a rare occurrence in Florida, and bright sun and a mild breeze characterize Florida's weather with temperatures averaging around 53°F in North Florida and 70°F in South Florida. Fall is the most beautiful season in Central and North Florida, where beautiful flaming colours bath the place through October and November.

Jacksonville is the most populated city in Florida with a population of approximately 850,000. However, in terms of the metropolitan area, Miami and Tampa are bigger with Miami being the first and Tampa the second. Orlando, St. Petersburg and Hialeah are the fourth, fifth and sixth biggest cities in Florida. Tallahassee, the capital of Florida, is the seventh largest city, regarding population, followed by Fort Lauderdale. Florida's state song is "Florida, Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky".

Category: State
Key: FL
Timezone: Eastern / Central (UTC -6/-5/-4)
Nickname: The Sunshine State

Cities: 530

Counties in Florida

Clay Saint Johns
Putnam Suwannee
Nassau Lafayette
Columbia Union
Baker Bradford
Hamilton Madison
Duval Lake
Volusia Flagler
Marion Sumter
Leon Franklin
Liberty Gadsden
Wakulla Jefferson
Taylor Bay
Jackson Calhoun
Walton Holmes
Washington Gulf
Escambia Santa Rosa
Okaloosa Alachua
Gilchrist Levy
Dixie Seminole
Orange Brevard
Indian River Monroe
Miami-Dade Broward
Palm Beach Hendry
Martin Glades
Hillsborough Pasco
Pinellas Polk
Highlands Hardee
Osceola Lee
Charlotte Collier
Manatee Sarasota
De Soto Citrus
Hernando Saint Lucie

Cities in Florida

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Vero Beach Valrico
Venus Vanderbilt Beach

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