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“Florida” means “flowery” in Spanish.

Florida is the world’s top travel destination with 90 million visitors every year.

Daytona Beach has been dubbed the “World’s Most Famous Beach.”

Everywhere in Florida is within 60 miles of the ocean.

Actors Faye Dunaway, Burt Reynolds, and Sidney Poitier are Floridians. So are Tiger Woods, Flo Rida, and Gloria Estefan.

The 4th most populous state in the U.S., Florida has population of almost 20 million people.

Each day, an average of 210 pairs of sunglasses are turned in to Disney’s lost and found.

The Florida Everglades is the only place on the planet where crocodiles and alligators live together.

The highest point in Florida is only 345 feet above sea level: Britton Hill in the Florida panhandle.

Florida is the only state that has 2 rivers both with the same name: Withlacoochee.

Florida has one of the densest concentrations of nesting bald eagles in the lower 48 states, with an estimated 1,500 nesting pairs.

Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators, where the drink was first developed.

Saint Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America.

There are six Seminole Indian Tribe reservations in Florida.

Key West has a healthy population of chickens that roam free on the island.

Florida has nearly 1,300 native species of fish and wildlife.

Islamorada is billed as the “Sports fishing Capital of the World” and Key Largo as the “Dive Capital of the World.”

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