Map Florida

Map Florida

Geography

Geographical location of Florida Florida is located in the southeastern United States and bordered by Alabama & Georgia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and the Florida Strait to the south. Its proximity to the Bahamas, Central America and South America has created a unique culture with a distinct Floridian flavor. The "Land of Flowers" is the only state bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. At 344 feet (105 meters) above sea level, Britton Hill is the highest natural point in the state. Florida has 19 official metropolitan areas with Miami being the largest area in the state. Jacksonville is the largest city by area in Florida and the entire county. Tourism in Florida Over 60 million people visit the state each year due to its cool weather and miles of unspoiled coastline. From the Art Deco architecture of downtown Miami to Old Aviles in St Augustine, Florida is the ideal holiday destination.

Flag

Florida Flag The official Florida flag is made up of a red Saint Andrew's Cross on a white background, with the Florida Seal in the center of the flag.

Travel

The most visited theme parks in Orlando (a downtown Florida) include Universal Orlando Resort, Busch Gardens and SeaWorld. The Walt Disney World Resort, at Lake Buena Vista, is the largest resort in the world. Other popular cities to visit are Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, and Saint Augustine. Everglades National Park, Key West, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Busch Gardens and Wakulla Spring are very popular places to visit in Florida.

Education

Education in Florida There are 11 public colleges in the Florida State University System, founded in 1905. Annual college tuition in Florida is among the lowest in the country.