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Florida

Florida is the 'sunshine state', in the extreme southeast of the country.

Florida
Florida

The area was ceded by Spain in 1819 and became a state in 1845. Florida covers 151 670 km2 (58 560 sq miles), and is mostly a low-lying peninsula which separates the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. The state is dotted with lakes, the largest of which is Lake Okeechobee. The Florida Keys, a string of coral islands, stretch 225 km (140 miles) southwest from MIAMI BEACH, to KEY WEST.





The state's subtropical climate is ideal for citrus, vegetable and salad crops. Manufacturing is mainly food processing, electronics, and the making of beachwear. There are extensive deposits of phosphates, used in fertilizers. Tourism throughout the year is a boom industry and Florida is an increasingly popular place for retirement. Its tourist attractions include the EVERGLADES National Park, DISNEY WORLD and John F. Kennedy Space Center at Cape CANAVERAL. The state capital is TALLAHASSEE.





Tallahassee USA

Tallahassee is the Capital of Florida, in the north of the state between the Gulf of Mexico and the border with Georgia. Tourism, chemicals, paper and timber products are the economic mainstays.

Readers' comments

Lake City is a wonderful place! It's not a very big town with lots of shops and everything but we have the basics. Lake City consists of about 60,000 people and is also known as "The Gateway to Florida". Several stores that are popular in this town are Walmart, Publix and many more. Very soon we will be getting a Longhorn Steak house and Olive Garden added to our array of different restaurants in the city. The main mall in Lake City has many popular stores such as Belk, JCPenney, TJ Maxx, and Rue 21. Overall Lake City is a very lovely place to live!










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