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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).

 

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DAYTONA BEACH -- Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday. At the same time Stewart was offering details about h...

 

The FBI is assisting local investigators to determine the origin of three threats that led to lockdowns this week at Plant High School, Tampa police said. The threats, called in to Tampa police, w...

 

TAMPA -- Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht hasn't lost his passion for big-game hunting. If there's a lion, a leopard or a white rhino roaming around free agency this spring he'll definitely set ...

 

An Allegiant Air flight from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport to Nebraska made an emergency landing Friday morning in Alabama due to an electrical odor in the cabin, the airline said. ...

 

DAYTONA BEACH -- Wrestling star and actor John Cena will serve as the honorary pace car driver for the season-opening Daytona 500. Daytona International Speedway made the announcement Friday, more tha...

 

BRYAN, Ohio -- The Ohio company that has produced or owned the Etch A Sketch for more than five decades has sold the classic toy to a Toronto-based toy firm. Bryan-based Ohio Art Co. made the surprise...

 

For Yolanda Mercado, the pain of losing her son while he was deployed in Afghanistan more than four years ago is still raw. That's why she is looking forward to Operation Love Letters, a commemoration...

 

TAMPA -- School grades for the 2014-15 school year were released early Thursday morning after a several month delay amid debates on whether they have any meaning at all this year. District-wide, Hill...

 

BAYONNE, N.J. -- The Coast Guard on Friday inspected a cruise ship that was battered and damaged by an intense winter storm to determine if it will be able to set sail as scheduled on a weekend voyage...

 

Shine the boots, don the cowboy hat and step up to the country music buffet as the genre's biggest stars stop at the MidFlorida Amphitheatre this summer as part of 2016 Country Megaticket.

 
 

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Presidential candidates in both parties battled for the crucial backing of blacks and Hispanics on Friday as the race shifted toward states with more minority voters. Republicans crisscrossed South Ca...

 

The hospital where a black woman died after she was forcibly removed from the emergency room by a white police officer was cited for 10 "deficiencies," including failing to properly exam the...

 

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. ...

 

The McClatchy company has contributed some of its real estate to its pension program, in a move to help fund the program and provide tax benefits. The Sacramento, California, newspaper and information...

 

The Coast Guard on Friday inspected a cruise ship that was battered and damaged by an intense winter storm to determine if it will be able to set sail as scheduled on a weekend voyage. Royal Caribbean...

 

Wrestling star and actor John Cena will serve as the honorary pace car driver for the season-opening Daytona 500. Daytona International Speedway made the announcement Friday, more than a week before t...

 

Florida is finally releasing school grades based on tests given nearly a year ago. The Florida Department of Education on Friday issued grades for schools that are linked to the state's new high-stake...

 

Three Holocaust survivors testified Friday about the horrors they experienced at the Auschwitz the death camp, on the second day of the trial of a former SS sergeant on 170,000 counts of accessory to ...

 

Five "Fantasy 5" players selected all five winning numbers to each take home a jackpot of $47,422.99. The Florida Lottery said Friday that all five winning tickets were purchased in South Fl...

 

A public charter airline will add a seasonal nonstop service from New Orleans to Destin, Florida. New outlets report that GLO Airlines announced Thursday that the service from Louis Armstrong Internat...

 
 

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