March 3, 1845 (27th state)
19,317,568 (estimate for 2012 - ranks 4th in nation)
Gross Product: $748 Billion (2010 est)
area: 53,624 square miles
elevation: 345 feet, Walton County in the Panhandle
elevation: 100 feet - half of the land area less than 100 feet above
- Rank among U.S. in total area: 22nd
- US Territory: 1821
- No State income tax
- Sales tax is 6 percent. Counties are allowed to levy additional surtax that ranges from .5 to 1.5%.
zones: Eastern except in the western panhandle which is Central.
Daylight Saving Time is observed.
- Website www.myflorida.com
trees: pines, oaks, cypresses, palms and mangroves
ranges from 40 to 60 inches per year
- 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