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50 Florida Facts
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" " Florida's coastline is 1,197 statute miles, 663 of those miles are beaches.   " " No matter where you are in Florida you're no more than sixty miles from saltwater.
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" " Florida is the lowest and flattest state in the U.S.   " " Florida's highest point is only 345 feet above sea level.
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" " The first golf course in the U.S. was in Florida.   " " Natives of Florida are called Floridians, Crackers, or Gators.
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" " Florida's nickname is the Sunshine State.   " " Florida was discovered by the Spanish explorer Ponce de León in 1513.
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" " Ponce de León called the area la Florida meaning feast of the flowers.   " " Florida became the 27th state in the United States on March 3, 1845.
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" " St. Augustine is the oldest city in the U.S. It was founded in 1565.   " " Florida's beaches are rated among the finest in the U.S.
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" " Florida has about 7,800 lakes; most are natural lakes formed from sink holes.   " " Tourism is Florida's largest industry.
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" " Florida has more than 700 camp-grounds with more than 100,000 campsites throughout the state.   " " Florida has more golf courses than any other state. Estimate is over 1,400 courses.
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" " Florida's three national forests together they cover more than one million acres.   " " Orange juice became the official state beverage by the Florida Legislature in 1967.
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" " The orange blossom is Florida's state flower.   " " Tallahassee was selected as the state capital in 1824.
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" " The Suwannee River written by Stephen Foster is Florida's state song.   " " The Florida panther, an endangered species, is Florida's state animal.
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" " The 1953 Legislature designated the sabal palm as Florida's State Tree.   " " There are more than 800 islands that make up the Florida Keys.
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" " Central Florida attracts more visitors than any other amusement park destination in the U.S.   " " Florida is the only state that has two rivers with the same name.
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" " Gatorade was developed at the University of Florida.   " " The heavier the orange the sweeter and juicier it usually tastes.
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" " The Longest river in Florida is the St. Johns River at 273 miles.   " " Key West has the highest average temperature in the United States.
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" " Amelia Earhart's last stop in America was in Miami to visit her stepson.   " " Lake Okeechobee is the second largest freshwater lake in the U.S.
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" " Approximately 24,000 people move to Florida each month.   " " The official Florida State Motto is "In God We Trust".
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" " Florida's hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.   " " Palm Beach County has more golf courses than any other county in the U.S.
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" " Florida is the winter home for most of the professional baseball teams in the U.S.   " " Florida oranges have more dietary fiber than most fruits and vegetables.
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" " More sea shells wash up on Florida's Southwest shores than anywhere else in the U.S.   " " Feeding alligators and dolphins is against Florida Law.
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" " Key Lime Pie is the Florida state food.     Area wise, Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States.
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" " The Manatee is Florida's Marine Animal with over 1,800 in the state.   " " Florida's State Saltwater Fish is the Sailfish.
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" " Florida's State Freshwater Fish is he Largemouth Bass.   " " Central Florida is the Lightning Capital of the U.S.
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" " Key West is most Southerly city in the United States.   " " Miami is Florida's Largest City.
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" " Florida's gem stone is the Moonstone.   " " Florida has 67 counties.
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