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20 Facts About Florida

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Here are some interesting facts about Florida.

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Florida produces more citrus fruits than any other state in the US. Report Abuse
This is no surprise since the state is known for its ample supply of sunshine.
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Florida's nickname is the Sunshine State. Report Abuse
With the amount of sun they get, this is no surprise.
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Regardless of where you are at in the state, the beach is no more than 60 miles away. Report Abuse
What better reason to live there. Those beaches comprise over 600 miles of beauty.
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The Spanish explorer, Ponce de León, first spotted Florida in 1513. Report Abuse
He was looking for the fountain of youth, but found the Sunshine State instead. Florida officially became a part of the US when Spain sold it to the United States in 1819.
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Florida is the only state that has two rivers with the same name, Withlacoochee. Report Abuse
One river is in central Florida and the other is in the northern central part of Florida.
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Florida is the 3rd most populous state in the United States. Report Abuse
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The drink Gatorade was named after the University of Florida Gators. Report Abuse
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Key West, Florida has more bars than any other city in the United States. Report Abuse
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Walt Disney World is the same size as San Francisco, California. Report Abuse
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All buildings used for public purposes must have outward opening doors due to the strong hurricane winds. Report Abuse
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Clearwater, Florida has the highest number of lightining strikes than any other city in the US. Report Abuse
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Florida is the 27th state. Report Abuse
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Islamorada, Florida is known as the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Report Abuse
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Due to the vast amount of waterways, Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America. Report Abuse
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Florida is home to the Diving Capital of the World. Report Abuse
Key Largo.
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Florida has the longest coastline, 1,350 miles, of any US state. Report Abuse
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Cape Canaveral is located in Florida. Report Abuse
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Florida is home to the oldest European settlement, Saint Augustine. Report Abuse
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Florida has more golf courses than any other state is the US. Report Abuse
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All exports to Latin and South America pass through Florida. Report Abuse
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