Florida Facts

  • Capital: Tallahassee
  • Statehood: March 3, 1845 (27th state)
  • Population: 19,317,568 (estimate for 2012 - ranks 4th in nation)
  • Gross Gross Product: $748 Billion (2010 est)
  • Land area: 53,624 square miles
  • Highest elevation: 345 feet, Walton County in the Panhandle
  • Mean elevation: 100 feet - half of the land area less than 100 feet above sea level!
  • Coastline 1,197 miles
  • Rank among U.S. in total area: 22nd
  • US Territory: 1821
  • Taxes:

    • No State income tax
    • Sales tax is 6 percent.  Counties are allowed to levy additional surtax that ranges from .5 to 1.5%.
  • Time zones: Eastern except in the western panhandle which is Central. Daylight Saving Time is observed.
  • Website www.myflorida.com
  • Dominant trees: pines, oaks, cypresses, palms and mangroves
  • Rainfall: ranges from 40 to 60 inches per year

State

  • Motto:  In God We Trust
  • Nickname: Sunshine State
  • Song: Suwannee River
  • Animal: Florida Panther
  • Bird: Mockingbird
  • Fish: Atlantic Sailfish (saltwater), Largemouth Bass (freshwater)
  • Flower: Orange blossom
  • Tree: Sabal palm


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