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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).
News from Tampa Bay from The Tampa Tribune
Jul 27, 2014 6:59 pm
TALLAHASSEE - Attorney General Pam Bondi has surpassed the seven-figure mark in her personal wealth, according to her most recent financial disclosure report. Bondi, a Hillsborough County prosecutor b...
Jul 27, 2014 6:30 pm
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Jul 27, 2014 5:59 pm
PARIS -- Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has won the Tour de France, becoming the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race in 16 years by chiselling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and...
Jul 27, 2014 5:20 pm
WEST PALM BEACH - Two South Florida brothers have been sentenced for their role in a multi-million dollar food stamp scam. The brothers are 52 year-old Ali Jaber and 42 year-old Hadi Jaber. They were ...
Jul 27, 2014 5:02 pm
SANDUSKY, Ohio -- An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors. Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards say...
Jul 27, 2014 4:59 pm
TAMPA -- Optimism reigns this time of year in the NFL. Every team, be it a defending division champion or a cellar dweller, believes it has a chance to do something special. The Buccaneers are no diff...
Jul 27, 2014 4:38 pm
MIAMI - A federal judge has slammed Miami-Dade County for refusing to delay demolition of a soldier's home while he trained in California. The Miami Herald reported Saturday the house was razed in 201...
Jul 27, 2014 3:24 pm
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy ...
Jul 27, 2014 2:01 pm
Not to sound like a used car salesman, but, there's never been a better time to buy a tablet or a notebook computer! Really. Honest. That's because this Friday begins Florida's three-day "Back to...
Jul 27, 2014 3:52 am
ST. PETERSBURG -- Look at the Rays now. Just like they drew it up during spring training, right? The kid in right field is batting above .300 and brings some pop to the lineup. The closer is closing. ...
News from Jacksonville and Northern Florida from WLTV
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Beautiful weather for The Final Round
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Fans turned away from Funk Fest at Metro Park
May 10, 2014 6:58 pm
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.     &...
May 10, 2014 6:46 pm
Neighbors help mail carrier 'Stamp Out Hunger'
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Three boys are being questioned by officers after they were seen throwing homemade explosive devices in a Northside neighborhood.        ...
May 10, 2014 5:49 pm
A 29-year-old woman was dragged beneath a vehicle near Oceanway on Saturday.
May 10, 2014 12:44 pm
A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for a 8-year-old boy reported missing out of Miami, authorities said Saturday.       &...
May 10, 2014 12:13 pm
An investigation is ongoing after a car crashed into a Publix supermarket in North Naples
May 10, 2014 10:28 am
A Jacksonville man is in critical condition after his motorcycle hit another vehicle head-on Friday evening, authorities said.       &a...
May 9, 2014 11:56 pm
Parents can oppose what textbooks are used in their children's classrooms
South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel
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Michael Thomas and Jordan Kovacs are the third team safeties today.
Jul 27, 2014 1:07 pm
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Jul 27, 2014 1:05 pm
— Boca Raton has a reputation as a hard place to put up a building — especially downtown.
Jul 27, 2014 4:00 am
– A storm-battered stretch of A1A is getting a permanent facelift, with amenities that will make it much more inviting for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Jul 27, 2014 4:00 am
A federal proposal to ban imports of boa constrictors, green anacondas and three other species of large constricting snakes from Asia and South America has generated 53,394 comments from supporters an...
Jul 27, 2014 3:47 am
Texas company retreats, critics seek broader enforcementState officials have driven a Texas wildcatter out of Florida, signaling tougher restrictions on oil drilling in the Everglades.
Jul 27, 2014 3:45 am
They call him the "Lettuce King," but 100-year-old Victor Guzman is more at home in a field than a castle.
Jul 27, 2014 2:59 am
They've won the first two battles to make gay marriage legal in Florida. Now the state's largest LGBT civil rights organization has its next target in sight — a bill banning workplace discri...
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Daniel Basilone heard the banging at his door and his sister-in-law's cry for help.
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