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Government Information at FAU Libraries: Discover Florida Resources

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Be Prepared!

Hurricane Season is June 1 - November 30

Hurricane Michael landfall October 10, 2018

CAT5 Hurricane Michael landfall October 10, 2018

Preparing for Hurricane Season -

Florida Division of Emergency Management


National Hurricane Center (NOAA)

Florida Documents

FAU's Wimberly Library Celebrates 50+ years as a member of the Florida Depository Library Program (1968-2020)

The Florida Atlantic University Libraries serve as a Depository for documents published by Florida governmental agencies.  The Florida Documents print collection can be found at the S.E. Wimberly Library in Boca Raton.  The Florida Documents online collection can be accessed through the FAU catalog.

Florida Atlantic University Libraries

or the State Library of Florida website

State library of Florida

Florida Facts


Florida has 1,197 statute miles of coastline.

 2,276 statute miles of Tidal shoreline (general).

663 miles of beaches.


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Florida has 67 counties.

The largest is Palm Beach county covering 2,578 square miles (it is the largest county east of the Mississippi River and bigger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island)

The smallest is Union county at 245 square miles

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St. Augustine is considered America's oldest city -- it was established in 1565 by Spain.

However, Native peoples first reached Florida at least 12,000 years ago

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Florida became the twenty-seventh state in the United States on March 3, 1845.

It had a population of around 60,000 people.

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Florida's 'State Animal' is the Florida Panther.

The 'State Marine Mammal' is the Manatee

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Travel & Tourism


The 2021 Regular Session was from March 20 to April 30, 2021. 

1st Special Session began May 17, 2021.

2nd Special Session began November 15, 2021

Find out what your Florida State Legislators are working on in Tallahassee. 

(The 2022 Regular Session will be from January 11 through March 11, 2022)

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Senate Broadcast Schedule House Broadcast Schedule
Information Links: Bill Citator
Florida Statutes  Florida Constitution
Laws of Florida Lobbyist Information

Florida State Parks

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There are 175 award-winning Florida state parks, trails and historic sites.

Florida state park beaches listed among best by Dr. Beach

(photo: Florida Division of Recreation and Parks)

Current Safety Updates

View details about online payments, park and campground closures, park programs/events and facial coverings.

DEP continues to focus on staff and visitor safety.

Staff, volunteers and visitors are asked to observe social distancing recommendations, such as staying 6 ft. away from others, avoiding groups and wearing a mask or facial covering when in public. As parks continue to offer visitors experiences and amenities, DEP will be taking measures to ensure the protection of staff and the public. This may include adjustments to park operations such as limited hours, capacity and amenities. 

(source:  Florida Division of Recreation and Parks)

Last updated on Nov 24, 2021 4:12 PM