Florida, which is shortly mentioned as FL, is one of the 50 states of the United States, situated in the in the southeastern area of the United States. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the east, the Gulf of Mexico in the west, Georgia and Alabama on the north and the Straits of Florida in the south. The state of Florida is the 4th most crowded, the 22nd most wide-ranging and the 8th most thickly populated among the 50 states in the United States.
Florida was the 27th state admitted to the union on the 3rd of March 1845. The total land area of Florida is 65,758 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 22 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 12,154 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 67 counties in Florida among which the Gilchrist County was the most recent county formed in the state in the year 1925.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Florida was 15,982,378. Among the counties of the Florida State, the Miami-Dade County is ranked as the most populous county with the population of 2,496,435, and the Liberty County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 8,365.
As of 2010, there are eight State Electoral Votes in Florida. The State Quarter issue Date of Florida is March 29, 2004. “In God We Trust” is the state motto of Florida.
The Sunshine State is the nickname of the state of Florida. The name of the state bird of Florida is the Mockingbird. The Sabal Palmetto is the state tree of Florida, and Orange Blossom is the state flower. Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida. Jacksonville is the biggest of all cities in Florida by population, and also in total land area. St. Augustine is the oldest city in Florida.
The state of Florida is served by 17 area codes, such as 239, 305, 321, 352, 386, 407, 561, 727, 754, 772, 786, 813, 850, 863, 904, 941 and 954.
The maximum area of the Florida State is a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida. Its topography is distinguished for a shoreline, ubiquitous water and the hazard of hurricanes. Florida includes the longest shoreline in the neighboring United States, surrounding roughly 1,350 miles, and it is the only state that surrounds both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The major part of the state is at or close to sea level and is distinguished by sedimentary soil. The subtropical weather differs from the northern part to the southern part of the state. The Everglades National Park in the state of Florida includes some of the most iconic animals, such as the crocodile, American alligator, manatee and the Florida Panther.