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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:
Tallahassee
Nickname:
Sunshine State / Peninsula State
Motto:
In God We Trust
Statehood:
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:
Mockingbird
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

Southside Elementary School
(941) 361-6420
1901 Webber St
Sarasota, FL 34239
Oscar J. Pope Elementary School
(863) 499-2992
2730 Maine Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Middle Schools

A. L. Mebane Middle School
(386) 462-1648
16401 Nw 140th St
Alachua, FL 32615
Umatilla Middle School
(352) 669-3171
305 E Lake St
Umatilla, FL 32784

High Schools

Owc Collegiate High School
(850) 729-4949
100 College Blvd
Niceville, FL 32578
George W. Jenkins Senior High
(863) 648-3566
6000 Lakeland Highlands
Lakeland, FL 33813

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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