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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

    Nelson Elementary School
    (813) 651-2120
    5413 Durant Rd
    Dover, FL 33527
    Gulfport Montessouri Elementary School
    (727) 893-2643
    2014 52nd St S
    Gulfport, FL 33707

    Middle Schools

    Shenandoah Middle School
    (305) 856-8282
    1950 Sw 19th St
    Miami, FL 33145
    Discovery Intermediate School
    (407) 343-7300
    5350 San Miguel Rd
    Kissimmee, FL 34758

    High Schools

    Chautauqua Charter School
    (850) 785-5056
    1118 Magnolia Ave
    Panama City, FL 32401
    Coral Glades High School
    (754) 322-1250
    2700 Sportsplex Dr
    Coral Springs, FL 33065

    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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