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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

TALLAHASSEE -- More than 500 pages of emails kept secret during an ongoing redistricting legal battle shed light on the behind-the-scene efforts by a handful of GOP political consultants to influence ...

 

Stay here for score-by-score updates from Chicago as the Buccaneers (2-8) try to make it two wins in a row against the Bears (4-6) on the road.

 

TALLAHASSEE -- With state lawmakers sworn in last Tuesday and organized for next year's legislative session, it means one thing: Bring on the bills. At last count on Friday afternoon, 44 general bill...

 

Rick Scott's sudden U-turn halfway through his first term as Florida's governor had tires squealing, rubber burning and heads shaking as people tried to figure him out. Is he the man who slashed publi...

 

This very scenario has unfolded as Floridians ponder the course of Rick Scott's second term in the governor's mansion. Democrats, say state party chairwoman Allison Tant, are "going to continue t...

 

TAMPA -- Florida's House of Representatives voted last week to reject the results of an election, something the grayest of old timers had never seen happen in their decades roaming the Capitol's marbl...

 

FERGUSON, Mo. - Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand ju...

 

LOS ANGELES - It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre - 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. Upon re...

 

BOSTON - A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and...

 

NEW YORK - "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the last installment of "The Hunger Games," but it still set the highest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend...

 
 

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

Little C.J.s mother couldnt be found in time for his second birthday.

 

When asked during the adoption hearing for her 2-year-old nephew Tijwuan why she wants to take on the boy, 23-year-old Theara Edwards answered, "Because I love him dearly and I want him all to my...

 

Horses at a Davie boarding farm and riding school, worth thousands of dollars, are dying one by one. The apparent culprit: Tainted feed.

 

A woman was seriously injured when she was struck by a car in Lauderhill on Saturday afternoon, according to a fire-rescue official.

 

Jillian Pim said she hasn't had a bite to eat since police cited Arnold Abbott three weeks ago for feeding the homeless at Stranahan Park.

 

From a conference room on the third floor at work, Danny Haughton sees it happen. He doesn't know the men and women who park in the vacant lot across the street, but he knows they're about to be towed...

 

A homeless man was taken to the hospital early Thursday after he was found lying injured on a road in Deerfield Beach.

 

A 43-year-old man is accused of having sex with a teenage girl and providing her as a prostitute for other men.

 

It seems Cooper City was the most recent stop on Trevor D. Thornton's nationwide trajectory of deceived, scorned and ripped-off women, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

 

The old bingo hall on State Road 7 in Hollywood can claim more historical significance than virtually any building in Broward County.

 
 

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