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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

While the Lightning like to lock things down defensively, they showed they can still outscore teams when needed, winning an eighth consecutive game at home by knocking off Pittsburgh 5-3 on Friday

 

Jameis Winston was rewarded for his resurgence and resiliency when he was named the winner of the Pepsi Rookie of the Year award, which was voted on by fans via NFL.com.

 

CLEVELAND - With Johnny Manziel's professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for the troubled quarterback's safety. Manziel is facing a criminal investigation by po...

 

TAMPA - Super Bowl 50 is Sunday. Roman numerals are out for this golden anniversary, one numeral in particular. In other words, get the L out of here. L, for 50, has been banished in the name of graph...

 

PINELLAS PARK - Pushing the throttle forward, Adrian Bishop guns the 44-foot boat to nearly 65 mph through the gently rolling waters of Tampa Bay. The company Bishop helps run, Tampa Defense in Pinell...

 

TAMPA -- Lightning C Cedric Paquette was in the lineup Friday night against the Penguins, one day after being helped off the ice after blocking a shot with his right foot during practice. Paquette ret...

 

LOS ANGELES - Anthony Anderson invoked NWA at the start of the NAACP Image Awards for a rap about the lack of racial diversity at other awards shows. The ceremony's host donned a gold chain and a base...

 

LOS ANGELES - Two small planes collided over the ocean just outside Los Angeles Harbor and plunged into the water Friday, prompting a massive search by dozens of boats and divers. As darkness fell the...

 

Riverview Coach Angela Slater most likely would have been pleased that Friday morning, less than 24 hours after she lost her battle with cancer, her Sharks took to their home field to play softball.

 

KISSIMMEE -- Prior to 13th girls weightlifting state finals at the Kissimmee Civic Center, River Ridge High had secured state runner-up trophies in Class 5A boys soccer in 1997 and '98 under Dave LaRo...

 
 

South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. ASTRONAUT EDGAR MITCHELL, 6TH MAN ON MOON, DIES IN FLORIDA Mitchell's daughter, Kimberly Mitchell, says he die...

 

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is meeting with Florida's airport directors as part of a push to garner support for new technology that could protect airports and other sensitive areas from drones. Nelson was i...

 

The Florida Legislature is going to consider a gambling proposal that would let the Seminole Tribe add craps and roulette to its casinos. The House on Friday unveiled three different gambling related ...

 

In a story Dec. 24 about the death of Dr. Robert B. Hayling, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hayling was among a group known as "The St. Augustine Four" who were members of th...

 

A second group of Cuban migrants was traveling through Central America toward the United States on Friday after being stranded in Costa Rica for months when Nicaragua closed its border to them. The gr...

 

U.S. health officials issued guidelines Friday to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus, telling men who have been to outbreak areas to use condoms during sex with pregnant women. The guid...

 

A judge will decide later this month whether to impose a new sentence on a South Florida man convicted of fatally stabbing his middle school friend when both were 14. After a three-day hearing ended F...

 

AAA is giving its coveted five-diamond designation to three Florida restaurants. The travel service group awarded the five-diamond designation on Friday to Palme d'Or at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Ga...

 

Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during ...

 

The Palm Bay City Council has rejected a human rights ordinance to protect gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people from discrimination. The mayor and three council members voted against the m...

 
 

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