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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 -- The big news from an otherwise forgettable loss to the Yankees came afterward, when the Rays designated reliever Grant Balfour for assignment. Balfour allowed three runs on three hit...

 

TAMPA -- With his first career playoff win behind him, Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop had an admission to make Saturday. "I felt a lot better today," Bishop said after stopping 23 Detroit s...

 

ST. PETERSBURG -- There is a perception, and Rays manager Kevin Cash has used the phrase a few times in recent weeks, that the duo of Chris Archer and Jake Odorizzi need to "step it up," dur...

 

TAMPA -- Before the series began, Detroit coach Mike Babcock was asked to assess the Lightning. The first player he mentioned was Tyler Johnson. Now you know why. Tampa Bay's 24-year-old center opened...

 

TAMPA -- While the quality of water in most of Tampa Bay continues to improve with expanding beds of seagrass and robust life above and below the surface, the northernmost tip of Old Tampa Bay remains...

 

TAMPA -- When President Barack Obama this month called for the end of psychiatric treatment aimed at changing the sexual orientation of homosexuals, many people probably were surprised the practice st...

 

TAMPA -- The era of the tabletop tablet at the restaurant is upon us. The latest update: Dallas-based digital terminal maker Ziosk LLC will soon put terminals on tables at 800-plus Olive Garden locat...

 

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. -- The lush vineyards and rolling green hills are giving me a sense of djà vu. Memories of wine-tasting in Napa Valley. People laughing, chatting, sipping on an outdoor pat...

 

Tourists come to the Tampa Bay area and call it paradise. Some save up all year to get here. The beautiful beaches are the main draw, of course, but there's also a culinary scene that's a foodie's dre...

 

CLEVELAND (AP) - With plenty of punk attitude and energy, Green Day thrashed its way into the Rock Hall. The Bay Area trio, which formed as teenagers and helped make punk rock radio friendly in the 19...

 
 

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

Investigators were at the scene late Saturday night of where a mangled Fort Lauderdale police cruiser came to a rest along North Federal Highway.

 

The Sawgrass Expressway's southbound off-ramp and northbound on-ramp at Oakland Park Boulevard will be closed around the clock this weekend for construction.

 

An Oakland Park man was arrested Thursday on accusations that he raped a woman after a night of drinking with family and friends at her Davie home.

 

Jurors in the civil suit that pits luxury brand Louis Vuitton against the owners of the Swap Shop flea market in a fight over designer fakes got their first chance Friday to hear from the multimillion...

 

A personal watercraft and a boat crashed Friday afternoon in the Intracoastal in Hallandale Beach, sending a man to the hospital, officials said.

 

City officials need more time to review plans for a proposed beachside car race and have not included the item on the City Commission's Tuesday agenda.

 

A 36-year-old man is accused of burglarizing several cars in Tamarac and admitted to the break-ins after deputies showed him surveillance video in which the suspect identified himself, an arrest repor...

 

One of Broward County 's smallest municipalities is poised to increase its population by one at least in the daytime.

 

A Broward judge has set aside the verdict in a whistleblower suit against the Broward Sheriff's Office after a juror admitted she provided false information on a questionnaire during jury selection. ...

 

A heavyweight Cadillac SUV driven by an 85-year-old man exploded into a dry cleaners Friday morning, injuring eight people, severing gas and water lines and forcing nearby merchants along with cats a...

 
 

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