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Florida Facts

Size and Structure:
Land Size 54,153 Square Miles
Water 4,424 Square Miles
Total 58,677 Square Miles
Coast Line of Florida  
Atlantic Coast 399 Miles
Gulf Coast 798 Miles
Total Coast Line 1,197 miles
Mileage Between Select Cities  
Pensacola to Jacksonvile 354 miles
Pensacola to Key West 792 miles
Jacksonville to Key West 493 miles
Orlando to Miami 228 miles

Points of Interest:


Population Rank4th
(*July 1, 2000 estimate from the U.S. Bureau of the Census)
Counties (67)
Dade (Miami) 2,175,632
Duval (Jacksonville) 738,483
Orange (Orlando) 817,206
Hillsborough (Tampa) 925,277
Leon (Tallahassee) 216,978
Broward (Fort Lauderdale) 1,535,468
Pinellas (St. Petersburg) 878,499

State Symbols

State Motto"In God We Trust"directed by 1868 Legislature
State Nickname"Sunshine State"directed by 1970 Legislature
State Song"Old Folks at Home"directed by 1935 Legislature
State BirdMockingbirddirected by 1927 Legislature
State FishLargemouth bassdirected by 1975 Legislature
State ReptileAlligatordirected by 1987 Legislature
State AnimalPantherdirected by 1982 Legislature
State FlowerOrange Blossomdirected by 1909 Legislature
State TreeSabal Palmdirected by 1953 Legislature