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Florida Profile

Called the "Sunshine State," Florida is known for its balmy, sunny weather and beautiful beaches. Ponce de Leon, in search of the elusive fountain of youth, was the first European to explore Florida. St. Augustine, founded by the Spanish in 1565, is the oldest permanent European settlement in the continental United States. Statehood for Florida came in 1845. Florida's state flower is the orange blossom, which is particularly fitting because oranges are a main export of the state. Because of its shape and location, a long peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida attracts millions of visitors each year to its many seaside resort areas. Its capital is Tallahassee. ...Read more here: Florida - The Sunshine State

Capital City:
Sunshine State / Peninsula State
In God We Trust
March 3, 1845 (27th)
Origin of State's Name:
Named on Easter 1513 by Ponce de Leon for Pascua Florida, meaning "Flowery Easter."
Largest Cities:
Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Hialeah
Border States:
Alabama, Georgia
Land Area:
53,997 sq. mi., 26th largest
State Bird:
State Flower:
Orange blossom (citrus sinensis)
State Tree:
Sabal Palmetto (cabbage palmetto)
State Song:
Suwannee River

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Cities, Counties, and Zip Codes in Florida

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Florida Schools

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Elementary Schools

Lake Whitney Elementary School
(407) 877-8888
1571 Windermere Rd
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Suncoast Elementary School
(352) 797-7085
11135 Quality Dr
Spring Hill, FL 34609

Middle Schools

Clearwater Intermediate
(727) 298-1616
1220 Palmetto St
Clearwater, FL 33755
Mayport Middle School
(904) 247-5977
2600 Mayport Rd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

High Schools

Richard Milburn Academy Of Florida
(941) 355-0835
2207 Industrial Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34234
Price Halfway House
(239) 332-6998
2515 Ortiz Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Sex Offender Information for Florida

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In Florida, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/homepage.do. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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