Florida State Facts – a Bit of Trivia

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  • FloridaFlorida Capital: Tallahassee
  • Number of Counties in Florida: 67
  • Florida became the 27th state of the U.S. in 1845.
  • The estimated population of Florida as of 2006 is just over 18 million
    and approximately 1,000 people move to Florida every day!
  • Florida is the 4th most populated state in the U.S.
  • Florida’s Major Industries: tourism is first, followed by agriculture,
    then banking, electronics, plastics, construction, and real estate.
  • Florida has 1197 miles of coastline and 663 miles of beaches.
  • The highest point in Florida is Britton Hill which is located in Lakewood, FL 
    (Walton County) and is Florida’s highest elevation at 345 feet above sea level.
  • Florida’s geographic center is 12 miles NW of Brooksville, FL (Hernando County).
  • The St. Johns River (the longest river in Florida) measures 273 miles.
  • Lake Okeechobee (the largest lake in Florida) is 700 square miles.
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