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Florida, also known as the Sunshine State is located in the southeastern area of the United States on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Expanding over 65,755 square miles, this state is 17.9% water and ranks as the 22nd state in the United States by size; Florida measures approximately 361 miles in width by 447 miles in length. The state capital is Tallahassee, though the city of Orlando, home to the famous Walt Disney World Resorts, may be more widely known, especially among families with small children. The tropical climate of Florida not only makes it a popular destination for tourists, but it is also a popular place to retire. No part of the state is extremely distant from the ocean, and the average daily temperature is slightly over 70 degrees Fahrenheit, the warmest in the country. However, despite the warm temperatures, severe weather conditions can occur. Central Florida experiences more lightening strikes than anywhere else in the country and thus is referred to as the 'lightening capital' of the United States. In addition, hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms generally occur at some point during the year. Notoriously damaging hurricanes such as Katrina, Rita and Andrew have cost the state's economy billions in damage. Despite the state's notoriety for some of the nation's most disastrous hurricanes, Florida is also known for its tourism industry. With extensive coastline, visitors flock from all over to Florida's beaches, and to its world famous theme parks including Walt Disney World Resorts, Universal Orlando Resort, Busch Gardens and Sea World. In addition, Florida is home to the Kennedy Space Center and an ever flourishing agricultural industry, particularly in citrus.


Nicknames : Sunshine State

Capitol : Tallahassee

Largest City (by population) : Jacksonville

Largest City (by area) : Jacksonville

Largest County (by population) : Miami-Dade County

Total Area (square miles) : 65755

Admitted to Union : March 3, 1845

Time Zone : Eastern, Central

State Flower : Orange Blossom

State Tree : Sabal Palm

State Bird : Northern Mockingbird

Major Industries : tourism, citrus fruit

Major Companies : Walt Disney World Resorts, Publix Super Markets, Tech Data


  • Despite its notoriety for citrus production, Florida is the country's largest producer of corn and green beans.
  • Along with North Dakota, Florida is tied for having the fewest earthquakes of any U.S. state.
  • Central Florida is considered to be the lightening capital of the United States, experiencing more lightening strikes per year than anywhere else in the country.
  • Britton Hill (345 feet above sea level) is the highest point in Florida, however it is the lowest highpoint of any U.S. state.
  • Orlando attracts more tourists than any other amusement park destination in the country.

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I am looking to find record of an easement given by the developer of Plantation Hill subdivision to the city of Gulf Breeze, Florida (Santa Rosa County)in December 2000.
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My son is buying a condo and me and my husband are going to be on the title but not live in the unit, he will. Can he claim the Homestead Exemption?
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Property history of 7929 WoodPointe Cir. #20 condo in PineTree Village Sarasota Fl 34238.inc. current pre-foreclosure status I am considering renting this property & need to know when bank will repossess, & when I will have to vacate, if rented from Dec.1, 2013
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How do I obtain information regarding if finger prints are on record for an individual and if so how to obtain a copy of same Individual now deceased and child would like a necklace made with fathers fingerprint on it Thank you
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I have the tax ID number for the condominium building where my unit is located, but I cannot locate the website that I should access to get the tax info on my unit and other units in the building. Can you tell me the entry to access the website?
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My father passed on jan 26, 2013. His name was Henry James Haygood. I want to find out if my father has a divorce filed in Boward county. He was married to Mammie Haygood.
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Alachua County Sheriff 2621 SE Hawthorne Rd. Gainesville, Florida 32641
Contact: P: 352.367.4000

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Baker County Commissioners 55 North 3rd Street Macclenny, Florida 32063
Contact: P: 904.259.3613 F: 904.259.1443

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Bay County Geographic Information Systems Bay County Government Complex 840 West 11th Street Panama City, Florida 32401
Contact: P: 850.248.8401 E: gis.division@baycountyfl.gov

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Bradford County Manager P.O. Drawer B Starke, Florida 32091
Contact: P: 904.966.6327 F: 904.368.2903

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Bradford County Sheriff 945-B North Temple Ave. Starke, Florida 32091
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Broward County Administration Office 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 409 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Contact: P: 954.357.7362 F: 954.357.7360

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Calhoun County Property Appraiser 20859 Central Ave., Room 112 Blountstown, Florida 32424
Contact: P: 850.674.5636 F: 850.674.2419

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