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The State of Florida, in the southeastern region of the United States of America. Most of the state is a large peninsula with the Gulf of Mexico on its west and the Atlantic Ocean on its east. Most of the state has a humid subtropical climate, except for southern Florida, where the climate borders on tropical and the Florida Keys, which have a tropical climate. Florida was named by Juan Ponce de León, who landed on the peninsula on 2 April 1513, during Pascua Florida (Spanish for “Flowery Easter,” referring to the Easter season). Florida’s economy relies heavily on tourism. Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama, and on the west, at the end of the panhandle, by Alabama. It is near the countries of the Caribbean, particularly the Bahamas and Cuba. Florida’s extensive coastline made it a perceived target during World War II, so the government built airstrips all around the state. Today approximately 400 airports are still in service due to the coastal geography of the state. Florida is one of the largest states east of the Mississippi. Only Alaska and Michigan are larger in water area.
At 345 feet (105 m) above mean sea level, Britton Hill is the highest point in Florida and the lowest highpoint of any U.S. state. Contrary to popular belief, however, Florida is not entirely “flat.” Some places, such as Clearwater, feature vistas that rise 50 to 100 feet (15–30 m) above the water. Much of the interior of Florida, typically 25 miles (40 km) or more away from the coastline, features hills with elevations ranging from 100 to 250 feet (30–76 m) in many locations. Lake County holds the highest point of peninsular Florida, Sugarloaf Mountain, at 312 feet (95 m).
Tallahassee and Panhandle News from The Tallahassee Democrat
Dec 10, 2013 5:37 pm
By Jordan Culver Democrat staff writer -- EMS Chief Tom Quillin said the organization has made tremendous strides since it's first call on Dec. 3, 2003. Capt. John Gay, who was on that first call, sa...
Dec 10, 2013 5:34 pm
Sean Rossman Democrat staff writer -- Eddie George says he would be "shocked" if Jameis Winston was not named the winner of the Heisman trophy this Saturday.
Dec 10, 2013 4:17 pm
Democrat staff report -- More than 80 floats participated in the 27th annual Winter Festival parade Saturday night.
Dec 10, 2013 4:15 pm
By Doug Blackburn Democrat senior writer -- Florida A&M interim President Larry Robinson was informed Monday night that his university is no longer on probation with its accrediting agency, South...
Dec 10, 2013 2:14 pm
By Karl Etters Democrat staff writer -- Florida Cabinet members joined a Florida tree farmer and his family Tuesday morning for the ceremonial lighting of a Christmas tree outside the governor's off...
Dec 10, 2013 1:03 pm
Dave Hodges Business Matters Editor -- Tallahassee Regional Airport enters 2014 with a renewed flurry of construction activity, plans for terminal improvements and will likely have a new director of ...
Dec 10, 2013 1:01 pm
Sean Rossman Democrat staff writer --
Dec 10, 2013 11:49 am
Democrat staff report -- The Tallahassee Police Department is searching for a 13-year-old girl who was last seen in the area of the 1700 block of Joe Louis Street.
Dec 10, 2013 11:35 am
Democrat staff report -- Warm and wet weather this morning is expected to last through lunch before the skies clear up.
Dec 10, 2013 5:24 am
Column by Ira Schoffel -- I'm a little late to this party, mostly because I was doing my own interviews around that time and wasn't aware of the incident until much later, but we would be remiss if w...
News from Jacksonville and Northern Florida from WLTV
Dec 10, 2013 2:39 pm
Portions of Laura Street will be closed Tuesday afternoon due to the filming of a commercial.
Dec 10, 2013 2:20 pm
The relatives of four high-profile Jacksonville murder victims are pressuring the public for information.
Dec 10, 2013 2:19 pm
The Edward Waters College Athletic Department officially named Alvin Wyatt as its new head football coach.
Dec 10, 2013 2:00 pm
A local roofing company is facing more than $48,000 in proposed fines from the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Dec 10, 2013 12:10 pm
Families stood outside the Duval County Courthouse on Tuesday and said anyone who knows something about their loved ones' cases should come forward.
Dec 10, 2013 12:07 pm
The Atlantic Beach City Commission has fired the city manager and city attorney following last night's meeting.
Dec 10, 2013 12:02 pm
Jaxson De Ville won't be the only one performing high-flying stunts at the Jaguars last home game against the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 22.
Dec 9, 2013 11:49 pm
Dense fog hovered over the First Coast Monday morning, delaying a cruise ship's entry into port and its departure as well.
Dec 9, 2013 10:55 pm
It's time for Monday Night Quarterback rants. First Coast News Meteorologist Mike Prangley sounds off on the Jacksonville Jaguars and tells the national media to back off.
Dec 9, 2013 8:39 pm
The Gator Bowl teams have been announced - Georgia vs. Nebraska.
South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel
Dec 10, 2013 6:55 pm
Despite the presence of several employees in a Lauderdale Lakes pawn shop, a man is accused by the Broward Sheriff's Office of reaching over a counter and stealing seven gold necklaces worth $10,000.&...
Dec 10, 2013 5:57 pm
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at a memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a rare gesture between the leaders of the ideologically opposed na...
Dec 10, 2013 5:50 pm
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Dec 10, 2013 4:02 pm
South Florida is a weather world away from the second round of snow that's affecting the Eastern U.S. Tuesday from the Tennessee Valley to the Mid-Atlantic and New England. Other heavy weather is affe...
Dec 10, 2013 3:55 pm
The tweet said, "Someone is hiding in your house waiting to kill you … Find out where … tonight at 11."
Dec 10, 2013 3:47 pm
Some drivers rushing on Interstate 595 to get to work or to catch a morning flight are instead catching the attention of law enforcement, and landing a hefty speeding ticket. &n...
Dec 10, 2013 3:38 pm
Office Depot announced Tuesday that it has selected Boca Raton for its corporate headquarters following its merger last month with Illinois-based OfficeMax. ...
Dec 10, 2013 10:08 am
Authorities plan to continue searching Tuesday for two Cuban rafters reported missing in waters off Key Biscayne after six days at sea.
Dec 10, 2013 2:46 am
The Christmas display outside the Plantation Acres home of Mark and Kathy Hyatt is one of the most elaborate in Broward County, drawing as many as 300 visitors a night on the weekends and earning the ...
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