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Did you know that the state of Florida is situated in the south-eastern zone of the U.S.? It borders with the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama and Georgia. Did you know that Clearwater in Florida has the highest rate of lightening strikes per capita in the U.S.? Read our fact sheet for more information and interesting facts about this amazing American State

Fun Fact 1: There are 67 counties in Florida, Palm Beach is the largest county it consists of 2034 square miles

Fun Fact 2: The largest city is Jacksonville in county Duval, the second largest is Miami

Fun Fact 3: The state flower of Florida is the Orange Blossom

Fun Fact 4: The Capital city is Tallahassee. Situated in Leon County, Tallahassee is a bird watchers paradise! There are 497 verified species of bird that live in or visit Florida each year, 372 of those can be found in the Tallahassee!

Fun Fact 5: The Florida state flag consists of a white background, a red diagonal cross and the seal of Florida in the centre

Fun Fact 6: Florida has 1,800 mile of coastline

Fun Fact 7: The American state of Florida is the leading producer of oranges in the US and the second producer in the world behind Brazil

Fun Fact 8: Covering 1,900 square meters Okeechobee is the largest freshwater lake in this American State

Fun Fact 9: Florida has more golf courses than any other US state

Fun Fact 10: The State Nickname is The Sunshine State

Fun Fact 11: Professional sports teams include the Marlins (Baseball), Dolphins (football), Panthers (Hockey)

Fun Fact 12: The Everglades National Park in Miami has 1.5 million acres of swamps and subtropical jungle; it is home for 14 rare and endangered species of animal

Fun Fact 13: The official State Song is The Swannee River (Old folks at Home)

Fun Fact 14: The most famous place tourist attraction in this U.S. state is Disney World amusement resort in Orlando; it attracts the more than 16 million tourist each year and covers 30,500 acres (47 square miles) of land

Fun Fact 15: The Disney World Resort, is the largest single-site employer in the US, with more than 59,000 cast members alone being employed just to entertain the visitors

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