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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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Florida Schools

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Elementary Schools

Charter School Of Excellence
(954) 522-2997
1217 Se 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Lithia Springs Elementary School
(813) 744-8016
4332 Lynx Paw Trail
Valrico, FL 33594

Middle Schools

Don Estridge High Tech Middle School
(561) 241-2066
1798 Nw Spanish River Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
St. Lucie West Middle School
(772) 785-6630
1001 Sw Juliet Ave
Port St Lucie, FL 34953

High Schools

South Plantation High School
(754) 323-1950
1300 Paladin Way
Plantation, FL 33317
Ridgewood High School
(727) 774-3900
7650 Orchid Lake Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34653

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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