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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

TAMPA - See someone acting suspiciously or drinking underage? Want to report someone who parked illegally? Pick up your smart phone. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office recently launched Tip411, ...

 

CLEARWATER -- Given Florida's profusion of legislative districts that routinely lean Republican or Democratic, Pinellas County has a number considered to be toss-ups. District 67, which encompasses th...

 

ST. PETERSBURG -- As the eight teams shortlisted to submit designs for The Pier hone their ideas, city officials are finalizing how they will choose a winning design they hope the public will get behi...

 

CINCINNATI -- University of South Florida senior WR Andre Davis needed two catches Friday night against Cincinnati to etch his name into the Bulls' record book in yet another category. He now is the B...

 

SAN FRANCISCO - Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That winning formula of fundamental baseball has put the Kansas City Royals ahead in the World Series. They even loo...

 

ST. PETERSBURG -- A legal dispute about who gets to buy and restore the historic downtown YMCA may be prolonged while its first buyer waits for a ruling on an appeal. Music promoter Tom Nestor filed ...

 

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Amidst some of the ugliness and disarray on display Friday was beauty and grace. In a game with little flow due to parades toward the penalty box, some chippy play and the loss o...

 

TAMPA -- A top Hillsborough County school district official who retired in August from a 40-year career could soon return to his post, this time as a contract worker making nearly $200,000 in pension ...

 

 

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue worked a head-on collision in Gibsonton on Friday night where three children who were unrestrained were ejected from a vehicle, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said. Th...

 
 

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

A Coral Springs woman got a crash course in driving when she wrecked her car at a Lauderdale Lakes Department of Motor Vehicles office right before beginning her road test.

 

An automotive expert for the defense testified Friday in John Goodman's DUI manslaughter retrial that the Wellington polo magnate's Bentley was malfunctioning at the time of the 2010 crash that killed...

 

Police are searching for a teacher suspected of sexually abusing students who attended a private Cooper City school.

 

State Attorney General Pam Bondi had up to 17 days to respond to a motion filed by American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Daniel Tilley, which asked a federal judge in Tallahassee to lift his stay on a...

 

A Hollywood man ran, but couldn't hide for long before police tracked him down and arrested him for allegedly battering his teenage girlfriend.

 

When students at the University of Florida register for classes or check out their transcripts, they have to deal with ISIS.

 

Harboring some worthy thoughts on train travel? Here's your chance to share.

 

You're inside a jet airliner soaring toward Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. You hear sneezing, then the whispers: Someone on this plane might have Ebola.

 

Born as Pediatrix in 1979, Sunrise-based Mednax is now a mature 35. And the medical group has been prolific.

 

A potential bond of $251,000 was set instead at $40,000 Friday for a Plantation man accused of having more than two dozen child pornography images and videos on his computer.

 
 

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