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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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News from Tampa Bay from The Tampa Tribune

ST. PETERSBURG -- A West Palm Beach developer has revealed plans for perhaps the most prime piece of undeveloped real estate in the city's downtown. The Kolter Group is planning a 13-story hotel and 4...

 

Florida's public universities sent more than 50,000 graduates into the world in the spring of 2012, and the university system's Board of Governors says they're doing well.

 

Associated Press EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine wh...

 

PLANT CITY -- State ethics officials have found no merit to allegations that City Commissioner Billy Keel tried to use his influence to silence a key witness in a city investigation of then-Police Chi...

 

TAMPA -- It has been 40 years since bulldozers mowed under the stretch of Central Avenue between Ybor City and downtown -- once the hub of Tampa's African-American community. "Harlem of the South...

 

TAMPA -- The other day, University of South Florida football coach Willie Taggart spoke with his mentor, Jack Harbaugh, who was the Western Kentucky University coach when Taggart played quarterback th...

 

ST. PETERSBURG -- Choice words were exchanged during a flare-up that led to benches emptying Tuesday night. By Wednesday afternoon, it was the choice of words that still had some involved parties upse...

 

ATLANTA -- Something had finally clicked. That was the Buccaneers' assessment. They even had the data to prove it. It was right there in the NFL record book, where Josh McCown's one interception in 22...

 

TAMPA -- Often viewed last season as the Little Team That Could, the Lightning now are expected to be more like a runaway steam engine barreling into Stanley Cup contention. Many prognosticators outsi...

 

ST. PETERSBURG -- With all the emotion and tempers from the previous night brushed aside, the Rays and Yankees went about the business of baseball on Wednesday. And in the final game at Tropicana Fiel...

 
 

News from Jacksonville and Northern Florida from WLTV

Beautiful weather for The Final Round         

 

Fans turned away from Funk Fest at Metro Park         

 

Michael Sam has been picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team.     &...

 

Neighbors help mail carrier 'Stamp Out Hunger'         

 

Three boys are being questioned by officers after they were seen throwing homemade explosive devices in a Northside neighborhood.       &nbsp...

 

A 29-year-old woman was dragged beneath a vehicle near Oceanway on Saturday.         

 

A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for a 8-year-old boy reported missing out of Miami, authorities said Saturday.        &...

 

An investigation is ongoing after a car crashed into a Publix supermarket in North Naples         

 

A Jacksonville man is in critical condition after his motorcycle hit another vehicle head-on Friday evening, authorities said.        &a...

 

Parents can oppose what textbooks are used in their children's classrooms         

 
 

South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel

Did you get a raise last year? No? How about the year before that? Or the year before that?

 

Commissioner's motion to fire city manager fails, but critics calling for investigationCity Manager Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark was in the hot seat Wednesday, with some commissioners saying she should los...

 

Broward Sheriff's detectives are searching for a woman with Alzheimer's disease who went missing Wednesday afternoon from her house in Weston.

 

A birthday celebration at a downtown nightclub earlier this month turned bloody when a bar patron slipped and cut an artery on her wrist with a broken beer bottle undefined8212; a potentially deadly i...

 

Sept 17 (Reuters) -TorontoMayorRobFordhas a very rare and difficult type of cancerous tumor, his doctor said on Wednesday, adding he would startchemotherapytreatment within days.

 

Shaun McKinley admitted under oath Wednesday that he is a crack cocaine and heroin dealer but, he assured the jury, he is not a pimp and never kidnapped or beat up a prostitute.

 

Six middle school students were taken to Broward Health Coral Springs Wednesday afternoon after they ingested another student's medication, officials said.

 

Erik Spoelstra rounded out his Miami Heat coaching staff Wednesday by bringing back a familiar face, as well as a former NBA coach.

 

A weekend rendezvous facilitated through Craigslist ended with a man without his car, his phone and his cash, according to police.

 

Third-year player said his play has been 'frustrating'Ryan Tannehill hasn't played well through two games this season, and if you don't believe that assessment, you can ask Tannehill himself.

 
 

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