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Florida - The Sunshine State: Home

A page of all things Florida

Welcome to Florida


Wecome to Floirda!


Vital Statistics

     Population:  20,216,600 (2020,est. - U.S. rank:  4th)

     Capital:  Tallahassee

     Governor:  Ron DeSantis (Rep. - elected 2018)

     Statehood:  March 3,1845 (the 27th State admitted to the Union)

     Total Area:  58,560 square miles (U.S. rank:  22nd)

     Coastline:  1,197 statute miles

     Beaches:  663 miles

     Highest Natural Elevation:  345 feet - Britton Hill (near Lakewood, FL). 

     Number of Counties:  67

(Largest:  Palm Beach - 2578 square miles.  Smallest:  Union - 245 square miles)

source:  Florida Department of State

State Symbols

Florida state flag

Florida State Flag

Design adopted in 1900

(state seal updated in 1985)

Florida Panther

State Animal:

Florida Panther

(Puma concolor coryi)

adopted in 1982.

State beverage - orange juice

State beverage:

Orange Juice

adopted in 1967

State Song, Old Folks at Home

State Song:

"Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River")

by Stephen Foster (1851)

adopted in 1935

Poll #1

What do you most like about Florida
The beach!: 1 votes (25%)
Fruit - oranges, grapefruit, lemons!: 0 votes (0%)
Sunshine / warm weather: 1 votes (25%)
Theme parks - Disney, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens!: 2 votes (50%)
Snowbirds: 0 votes (0%)
NASA - 3, 2, 1, we have liftoff!: 0 votes (0%)
Wildlife - alligators, flamingos and lizards. Oh my!: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 4

Poll #2

What concerns you about Florida?
Population growth: 0 votes (0%)
Hurricanes: 0 votes (0%)
Cost of living: 3 votes (100%)
Sea level rise / Climate change: 0 votes (0%)
Florida Man / Woman: 0 votes (0%)
Snowbirds: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 3