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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

PORT CHARLOTTE -- Chris Archer is curious about life. Know that, and you might begin to understand Archer, though Archer is constantly evolving as a person, so it might be tough to keep up. Chris Arch...

 

PORT CHARLOTTE -- The Rays begin the regular season a week from Monday with a 25-man roster that will be introduced to the Tropicana Field crowd as part of pregame ceremonies. And then the roster will...

 

TAMPA -- Guessing on an SAT test might cost you a few points. Guessing in the NFL draft might cost you your job. NFL executives and coaches are still trying to take the guesswork out of judging quarte...

 

ST. PETERSBURG -- Will Power is going for the hat trick. But a teammate and friend will try to stop him. The 34-year-old Australian driver heads into this afternoon's Grand Prix of St. Petersburg look...

 

PLANT CITY -- So just how much money does the Florida Strawberry Festival bring to Plant City, including area businesses? That's a question the festival, chamber of commerce and government planners ar...

 

POLK COUNTY -- Amid central Florida's knots of snakes, gazes of raccoons, drifts of wild hogs and scurries of squirrels roams the largest memory of Asian elephants this side of Vietnam. The 29 pachyd...

 

TAMPA -- After someone shot into a crowd of people gathered near the patio of Carmine's 7th Avenue in Ybor City last weekend, police were stumped. Four men were sent to the hospital, but nobody saw th...

 

PLANT CITY -- Development could be at hand for Carl Grooms' strawberry farm, but the iconic grower said he is not necessarily leaving the business. City commissioners on March 23 agreed to spend $3.5 ...

 

The yet-to-be-released Apple Watch appeals to me at a nearly primal level that's thoroughly unreasonable in its white-hot intensity. I want one, bad. I've even picked out the model, color, size and sp...

 

DETROIT -- The Lightning might be without D Jason Garrison for an extended period after he was run into the end boards by Detroit C Justin Abdelkeder early in the first period of Saturday's game. As G...

 
 

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

These hunters used their eager noses, framed by whiskers resembling the Easter bunny's, to sniff out treats during a non-traditional egg hunt. It proved to be a howling good time.

 

High school athletes could act almost as free agents if a bill that reforms the Florida High School Athletic Association passes through the Legislature.

 

Overt racism is easy to spot and condemn. For instance, cops spewing racial slurs and making a video that seems to take perverse delight in showing a black man being bitten by a police dog and Preside...

 

Prosecutors have called for a recently elected Broward circuit judge to remove himself from nearly 1,000 criminal cases because he showed favoritism to a defense lawyer.

 

Whether or not Florida Gov. Rick Scott banned the phrase "climate change," there's no question the state has not made the issue a priority.

 

Like ragged refugees seeking a promised land, a mass exodus of Hollywood's homeless hit the road for an undisclosed northerly destination shortly after noon Friday.

 

Local citizens who believe they've been victims of racially-biased police now have a path to pursue justice: an NAACP-run call center that will log public complaints.

 

A road patrol officer with nearly two decades on the job was relieved from duty with pay after an internal affairs investigation began in January.

 

A Sunrise man with a suspended Florida driver's license is accused of trying to strike a Broward Sheriff's detective with a stolen car and ramming an unmarked patrol SUV twice.

 

Florida Atlantic University may have another professor with controversial ideas, a philosophy professor Carol Gould is speaking out against women serving in ground combat.

 
 

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