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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

All these weeks, all these losses caused by a lackluster offense and the answer was sitting on the Rays bench all along.

 

Police in Pinellas Park are searching for a suspect who shot a man in the leg during a fight at the basketball court at Sparkle Lake Park, 501 84th Ave. N., on Tuesday night. Police said that there w...

 

Idina Menzel announced her presence in Clearwater with authority, kicking off her concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall with the soaring "Defying Gravity" from "Wicked." Thank heaven the fou...

 

ST. PETERSBURG -- It took a while, but the Rays finally were able to trade LF/DH David DeJesus, sending him to the Angels on Tuesday for minor-league RHP Eduar Lopez. The move clears at-bats for DH Jo...

 

TAMPA -- Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith gathered the 21 members of his rookie class for a meeting at One Buc Place on Tuesday morning in which he revealed his goal for the upcoming season. "We have...

 

WASHINGTON - Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach. The Food and Drug Administration cleared Reshape Medi...

 

TAMPA -- License plate frames in the parking lot of the American Legion post 111 assured that Old Seminole Heights is "historic and friendly." When it comes to expanding the nearby highway t...

 

Channelside Drive, in front of Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa, will be closed until the end of September while crews complete various projects as part of the city's redevelopment efforts. The city of ...

 

Even if you live under a rock, you are aware of how much rain has drenched West Central Florida over the past several days.

 

TAMPA -- With the rain comes the mosquitoes, and with the mosquitoes comes diseases. The state health department in Hillsborough County on Tuesday issued a mosquito-borne disease advisory for West Nil...

 
 

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

The Iran nuclear deal has supercharged congressional lobbying, with President Barack Obama securing the support of a prominent Jewish Democrat and pro-Israel groups pressuring lawmakers in an all-out,...

 

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution fr...

 

A Hillsborough County music teacher has been suspended without pay after being accused of duct-taping a kindergartener's eyes.

 

Two teens whose lives were intertwined with the sea remained lost in the Atlantic on Tuesday, as their families and authorities tried to maintain hope against the fading odds of their survival.

 

National Park Service officials say they captured a Burmese python over 18 feet long along a popular wildlife-watching trail in Everglades National Park.

 

Florida can start enforcing a contentious law that restricts what doctors can say to patients about guns.

 

An 11-year-old boy is in custody after authorities say he strangled a 4-year-old boy at a north Florida mobile home park.

 

The latest on the search for the two Florida teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast:

 

It was a turtle emancipation.

 

State officials say Florida Fuel Connection LLC will make a $75 million capital investment to build a petroleum terminal and rail transportation facility in East Feliciana Parish, near the Mississippi...

 
 

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