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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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When die-hard "Harry Potter" fans first heard that J.K. Rowling was writing a sequel to her beloved seven-part series, they couldn't wait to get their hands on the book. Then they realized t...

 

SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service. The change announced Wednesday moves Twitt...

 

NEW YORK -- Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb. 23. It may seem like a jar...

 

A Tampa student faces charges after Hillsborough County deputies say he brought a stolen gun and ski mask onto a bus this morning. Deputies say they received a 911 call around 8:35 a.m. and subsequent...

 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination for president after failing to break out from a field in which non-traditional candidates are making strides. He is ...

 

A 25-year-old Hudson man faces an animal cruelty charge after his girlfriend brought her dog to an emergency clinic early Tuesday with severe trauma, internal bleeding and a stab wound. Houston Edwa...

 

Technology is quickly changing the game day experience for sports fans as professional sports teams look to attract a new generation of fans not content as passive spectators. Tampa area teams are par...

 

The cold water flowing through much of Crystal River is driving hundreds of manatees to the warmth of Three Sisters Springs, causing wildlife officials to randomly close the pristine aquatic sanctuary...

 

Authorities are searching for three suspects who fled after a stolen car crashed into a Safety Harbor home early Wednesday. The home's resident was not injured. The 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, which wa...

 

Another milestone in the ongoing construction along Interstate-275 approaching downtown Tampa was completed today with the opening of the northbound ramp from Lois Avenue. The ramp had been closed sin...

 
 

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Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local: 1: 51 p.m. Marco Rubio's campaign manager...

 

Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb. 23. It may seem like a jarring additio...

 

An anti-corruption bill intended to end what a grand jury called a "corruption tax" in Florida appears headed for passage. Senate Bill 582 passed the last of its three committee hearings in ...

 

Staples has received European approval for its buyout of Office Depot and in exchange, it said Wednesday that it would split off some operations in Europe to allay monopoly fears. The company will div...

 

When the curtain rises on Giuseppe Verdi's "La Battaglia di Legnano" ("The Battle of Legnano") in Sarasota, Florida., later this month, it will cap an achievement as historic in it...

 

Police say a 72-year-old man apparently suffered a heart attack, fell off his houseboat and drifted in the Halifax River before his bracelet snagged on a crab trap. Daytona Beach police Chief Mike Chi...

 

A K-9 deputy that was shot when responding a domestic disturbance has received two honors from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. Endo, a 4-year-old German Shepherd, was awarded on Tuesday the sheri...

 

Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature on Tuesday finally took up legislation that would allow the Seminole Tribe of Florida to add craps and roulette at its casinos. A divided House panel voted ...

 

Setting up a potential tug-of-war over millions in taxpayer money, the Florida House is rushing ahead with a plan that would force school districts across the state to share local property taxes with ...

 

It took a decade for Florida's Republican-dominated Legislature to even listen to a bill to give LGBT people civil rights protections. When it finally did, the legislation was dead on arrival. What li...

 
 

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