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Capital City:

Tallahassee

Statehood:

March 3, 1845 (27th)

Population:

15,310,000

Nickname:

Sunshine State / Peninsula State

Motto:

In God We Trust

Origin of State Name:

Named on Easter 1513 by Ponce de Leon for Pascua Florida, meaning "Flowery Easter."

Counties:

67

Largest Cities:

Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Hialeah

Border States:

Alabama, Georgia

Land Area:

54,157 sq. mi., 22nd largest

Highest Point:

Walton County, 345 ft

Lowest Point:

Sea Level, Atlantic Ocean

State Bird:

Mockingbird

State Flower:

Orange blossom (citrus sinensis)

State Tree:

Sabal Palmetto (cabbage palmetto)

State Song:

Swanee River

State Web Site:

www.state.fl.us


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