Florida, US

Florida: State in the southeastern United States


Florida is located in the southeastern United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. It is nicknamed the "Sunshine State" for its warm tropical climate. The state capital and largest city is Tallahassee. Florida was admitted as the 27th state on March 3, 1845. Here are some key details about Florida:

Geography and Climate

The state has a total area of 65,755 square miles, making it the 22nd largest state in the U.S. Florida is a large peninsula with the Gulf of Mexico on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. South Florida has many islands, keys and reefs.

Florida has a subtropical climate, with hot humid summers and mild winters. The northern part of the state has four seasons, while South Florida stays warm year-round.


Major industries in Florida include tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, and construction. Top products of Florida include citrus fruits, cattle, dairy, tomatoes, and sugarcane. Florida relies heavily on tourism with destinations like the Everglades National Park, Walt Disney World, and popular beaches like Miami Beach and Key West.

PortMiami and Port Everglades are major seaports. The Cape Canaveral Space Force Station is an important site for the U.S. space program. Major companies like Publix Super Markets and NextEra Energy have headquarters in Florida.

Population and Culture

Florida is the 3rd most populous state with over 21 million residents. There is diversity with Latino/Hispanic being the largest ethnic group. There are vibrant Cuban, Haitian, and Puerto Rican communities. Florida is home to the Seminole Tribe and Miccosukee Tribe.

Miami is a global city with a strong Latino influence. Orlando attracts millions of visitors yearly to its famed theme parks. Florida has an active arts scene including the Miami City Ballet.


Top universities include the University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Miami and University of South Florida. The state has many reputable colleges and research institutions.

Government and Politics

The current governor is Ron DeSantis. Florida has two Republican senators, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott. Florida is known as a key battleground state in presidential elections.


In summary, Florida is a diverse, populous state known for tourism, beaches, and theme parks. It has major cities like Miami and economic hubs focused on trade, agriculture and aerospace. The sunny climate and natural attractions bring in millions of visitors annually.

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Location of Florida

Quick Facts about Florida

Population : 21,733,312
Country : United States of America
Different from : Q54894930
Head of government : Governor of Florida
Area : 170304 km2
Water as percent of area : 18.45%
Land as percent of area : 81.55%
Easternmost point : Point(-80.030913888 26.773488888)
Northernmost point : Point(-85.1645 31.001)
Legislative body : Florida Legislature
Named for : Easter
Official language : English
Altitude : 98 feet / 30 meters
Capital : Tallahassee
Establishment : March 03, 1845 (179 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone, America/New_York, UTC−06:00, Central Time Zone
Local time : 05:33:11 (15th April 2024)
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Florida is located at 28°45'2"N 82°30'0"W (28.7505400, -82.5001000). It has 2 neighbors: Georgia and Alabama.

Florida map

The largest city of Florida is Jacksonville with a population of 920,570. Other cities include, Miami population 471,525, Tampa population 407,599, Orlando population 289,457 and St. Petersburg population 253,693. See all Florida cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Florida (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Florida.

City Name Title County Population
Jacksonville The thirteenth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Jacksonville metropolitan area. Duval 920,570
Miami The most populous city in Florida, Miami is a major center for tourism, finance, and culture. Miami-Dade 471,525
Tampa The third most populous city in Florida and the center of the Tampa metropolitan area. Hillsborough 407,599
Orlando The most populous city in Florida and the center of the Orlando metropolitan area. Orange 289,457
St. Petersburg The second most populous city in Florida. Pinellas 253,693
Hialeah The most populous city in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Miami-Dade 232,027
Port Saint Lucie The second most populous city in St. Saint Lucie 209,715
Cape Coral The second most populous city in Lee County, Florida. Lee 200,972
Tallahassee The capital of Florida. Leon 196,326
Fort Lauderdale The second most populous city in Broward County, Florida. Broward 184,245
Pembroke Pines The fifth most populous city in Florida. Broward 174,414
Hollywood A census-designated place in Broward County, Florida. Broward 154,611
Miramar The seventh most populous city in Florida. Broward 141,150
Gainesville The third most populous city in Florida. Alachua 135,004
Coral Springs The fourth most populous city in Broward County, Florida. Broward 133,519
Palm Bay The most populous city in Brevard County, Florida. Brevard 116,932

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  • Ron DeSantis , 2019-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Rick Scott , 7 January, 2019 2011-01-04T00:00:00Z

Florida has 2 neighbours.

  • Georgia state in the southeastern United States
  • Alabama One of the 50 states that make up the United States of America is Alabama. Its capital is Montgomery, and Birmingham is its most populous city. It is located in the country's South Region, Southeast Central Division. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, with the Chattahoochee River forming the southern half of this boundary, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. On 14 December 1819, as state number 22, he was admitted to the Union.

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


Year Population % Change Method
1910 752,619 - census
1920 968,470 22.29% census
1930 1,468,211 34.04% census
1940 1,897,414 22.62% census
1950 2,771,305 31.53% census
1960 4,951,560 44.03% census
1970 6,789,443 27.07% census
1980 9,746,324 30.34% census
1990 12,937,926 24.67% census
2000 15,982,378 19.05% census
2010 18,801,310 14.99% census
2011 19,053,237 1.32% estimation process
2012 19,297,822 1.27% estimation process
2013 19,545,621 1.27% estimation process
2014 19,845,911 1.51% estimation process
2015 20,209,042 1.8% estimation process
2016 20,613,477 1.96% estimation process
2017 20,963,613 1.67% estimation process
2018 21,244,317 1.32% estimation process
2019 21,477,737 1.09% estimation process
2020 21,733,312 1.18% estimation process

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People born in Florida (199)

People born in Florida, including politician Fred P. Cone, actress and model Peyton List, actress Faune A. Chambers, .


  • Al Lopez (American Major League Baseball players, catcher, Major League Baseball managers, Baseball Hall of Fame member) he was born in 20/08/1908
  • John Terry (American actor) he was born in 25/01/1950
  • Richard Douglas Lane (American art historian) he was born in 09/02/1926
  • Alexandra Adi (American actress) she was born in 13/04/1971
  • Moose (dog actor (1990-2006)) was born in 24/12/1990
  • Edward Shearmur (British composer) he was born in 28/02/1966
  • Paul Rabinow (American anthropologist) he was born in 21/06/1944
  • Sami Gayle (American child actress) she was born in 22/01/1996
  • Rick Malambri (American actor) he was born in 07/11/1982
  • Rob Dukes (American heavy metal singer) he was born in 08/03/1968
  • Scott Zona (American botanist) he was born in 01/01/1959
  • Razan Ghazzawi (Syrian blogger) she was born in 01/01/1980
  • Charles A. Becker (American food scientist) he was born in 08/02/1925
  • Cherie Priest (American writer) she was born in 30/07/1975
  • John W. Martin ((1884-1958) 24th Governor of Florida, USA) he was born in 21/06/1884
  • Brandon Simpson (athletics competitor) he was born in 06/09/1981
  • Steve Pearce (baseball player from the United States of America) he was born in 13/04/1983
  • Bree Wee (American triathlete) she was born in 17/12/1979

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Florida Counties (more)

Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County, county in Florida, United States

Broward County
Broward County

Broward County, county in Florida, United States

Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County, county in Florida, United States of America

County Name Population
Miami-Dade County 2,707,303
Broward County 1,958,105
Palm Beach County 1,507,600
Hillsborough County 1,497,957
Orange County 1,404,396
Pinellas County 976,802
Duval County 966,728
Lee County 790,767
Polk County 744,552
Brevard County 608,459
Pasco County 570,412
Volusia County 561,497
Seminole County 474,171
Sarasota County 443,465
Manatee County 411,219
Collier County 392,973

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