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    Florida has its own rhythm, too. People go to work, they watch their children learn and grow and start families of their own. They play in the sun and pass their lives enjoying the outsized blessings that make our state unique - Jeb Bush

    History & Geography:
    Florida is the southeastern most U.S. state. It is the district of Tallahassee and was established on the 3rd of March, 1845. Due to Florida's geographical location it is also known as The Sunshine State. Almost 19.89 million people reside in it as it covers 65,755 mi2 of the land and is the 22nd most extensive state in the U.S.

    The state of Florida is situated on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It is known for its Latin-American cultural influences and notable arts scene, as well as its nightlife, especially in upscale South Beach. There are theme parks, including Walt Disney World.

    Natural Resources:
    Florida enjoys many economic opportunities because of its ample and diverse natural resources. The state also has a considerable mining industry thanks to phosphate, natural gas and petroleum resources. Some other natural resources include trees, citrus fruit, sugar, fish, beaches, water and cattle.

    Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 3rd most populous, and the 8th most densely populated of the United States. Its GDP is the fourth largest economy in the United States. It is the fourth largest exporter of trade goods. Major's contributors of this state are the tourism, industry, construction, international banking, biomedical and life sciences, healthcare research, simulation training, aerospace and defense, and commercial space travel have contributed to the state's economic development. The state has also contributed extensively in general services, financial services, trade, transportation and public utilities, manufacturing and construction.

    Some of the mouth watering delicacies of Florida are: Oranges (and pretty much all tropical fruit), Sweet tea, Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Cubano (Cuban sandwich), Margaritas, Seafood, Barbecue, Cafe Cubano, Southern staples (like grits, ), Mojitos, Caribbean food, Strawberry short cake, Key lime pie

    The climate of Florida is tempered due to it being located on the north and central parts of the US state. The climate ranges between tropical and sub tropical. Although there is rainy weather though out October and brief summer rainfalls.

    There are 67 counties in the state of Florida. With two counties complementing the provincial divisions retained as a Spanish territory. The names of Florida's counties reflect its diverse cultural heritage. Natural features of the region, including rivers, lakes, and flora, are also commonly used for county names.
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    Florida has a diverse transportation system which includes a variety of options, like Interstate Highways, United States and Florida State Roads, Amtrak and commuter rail services, airports, public transportation, and ports, in a number of the state's counties and regions.

    Hotel & Places:
    Florida tourist sites include a number of Beaches. Some of the tourists sites that are a must visit are: Orlando, Miami, Key West, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Everglades, Naples, Miami Beach and Panama City Beach. Here is a list of some of Florida's luxurious and comfortable five star Hotels:
    • Sunset Key Cottages, a luxury collection resort, Key West
    • Aqualina Resort and spa on the beach
    • Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney Resort

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