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Rainbow and Clouds, Big Cypress National Preserve, Southern Florida
Rainbow and Clouds over Big Cypress National Preserve in Southern Florida.
Image: Matthew Paulson

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About Florida

Location map of Florida state USA
Where in the United States is Florida? Location map of Florida in the US.

Florida is an internationally well known US state in the southeastern part of the United States. The Sunshine State (its Nickname) occupies a long flat peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean in the east and the Gulf of Mexico in the west. Florida is bordered in the north by the US states of Alabama and Georgia.

The southeasternmost US state is a popular tourist destination and home to a variety of attractions like Walt Disney World, Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, the Universal Orlando Resort, Miami Beach, the Ten Thousand Islands, the Everglades, Key West, and the Florida Keys.

The territory of La Florida was ceded to the United States by Spain in 1819; it was then known as Florida Territory. Admission to the Union on 3rd March 1845, as the 27th state.

Florida State Map
Reference Map of Florida, USA
General Map of Florida, United States.

The detailed map shows the US state of State of Florida with boundaries, the location of the state capital Tallahassee, major cities and populated places, rivers and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, railroads and major airports.

You are free to use the above map for educational and similar purposes; if you publish it online or in print, you need to credit Nations Online Project as the source.

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Florida Topographic Regions Map Topographic Regions Map of Florida. (click the map to enlarge)

The peninsula has an area of 170,304 km² (65,755 sq mi) [1], over one-fifth of the state is water. Florida features more than 12,000 km² (4,700 sq mi) of lakes, with 7,700 of them greater than 4 hectares in size. [2]
The state is slightly larger than twice the size of Austria. Compared with other US states, Florida would fit more than four times into Texas.

Florida's Geographical Features
Because its terrain is mostly flat, Florida's geographical features would be more or less boring, if there wouldn't be about 10,000 lakes; the Florida Keys with thousands of islands and islets and the second longest coastline in the entire USA (after Alaska) with a length of 2,170 km (1,350 miles), making it a very long beach.

Also popular with tourists are the Big Cypress Swamp and The Everglades, a large area of subtropical wetlands in the southern portion of Florida.

Adding to the state's attractiveness is the pleasant climate which ranges from sub-tropical to tropical.

As mentioned above, the State of Florida is situated on a peninsula, which consists of karst limestone sitting atop a bedrock known as the Florida Platform. The peninsula is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico in the west, the Atlantic Ocean in the east, and by the Straits of Florida in the south. Several Caribbean countries are geographically close to Florida, particularly The Bahamas and Cuba.

Highest point

The highest natural point in the state is Britton Hill at an elevation of 105 m (345 ft). Florida's highest summit would be indistinguishable from the surrounding countryside if there wouldn't be a stone marker with inscription.
Florida's highest point is on top of the Panorama Tower in Miami at 265 m (868 ft).

The largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida is Lake Okeechobee with a surface area of 1,900 km² (730 sq mi)), referred to by locals as 'The Lake' or 'The Big O.'
Lake George
east of Ocala National Forest is a large, broad, and shallow lake with brackish water.
Lake Seminole is a reservoir in Georgia and Florida, filled by the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers and emptied by the Apalachicola River.
Lake Kissimmee is a recreational lake in the wildlife-rich Lake Kissimmee State Park.
Lake Apopka near Orlando is Florida's fourth, or fifth largest lake and was once a great bass fishing water, too bad it became Florida's most polluted large lake.
According to St. John's River Water Management District, ongoing remediation measures led to a significant decrease in phosphorus concentrations in the lake. [3] [4]

SpaceX Falcon 9, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
And we have lift-off - SpaceX Falcon 9 from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
Image: SpaceX

World Heritage Site

Florida has one UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the southern tip of the peninsula is the largest designated sub-tropical wilderness reserve on the North American continent, known as the Everglades.

The Everglades National Park official website offers a variety of wetlands with fresh and brackish water, shallow bays and deeper coastal waters, tropical hammocks, and rainforest. It is home to the largest mangrove ecosystem in the Western Hemisphere, making it a sanctuary for a large number of birds and reptiles, as well as for threatened species such as the manatee (sea cow; Trichechidae). By mischance, the park became a heaven for non-native species which are a substantial growing problem for the property.

!! The Glades was placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 2010 due to degradation of the property resulting in a loss of marine habitat and decline in aquatic species. The diversion of water to South Florida's still-growing metropolitan areas is the Everglades National Park's number one threat.

Great Blue Heron and Black Mangroves in Florida's Everglades National Park
Great Blue Heron and Black Mangroves in Florida's Everglades National Park.
Image: olekinderhook


Florida has a population of 21.4 million people (est. 2019) [4], it is now the 3rd most populous state in the US, after California, and Texas.

Capital city is Tallahassee, most populous city is Jacksonville (pop: 880,000), most populous metropolitan area is Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach with 5.5 million people.

Other major cities are Miami, Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg, and Hialeah. Spoken languages are English (75%) and Spanish (19%).

Busiest airports in Florida are:

  • Orlando International Airport (IATA code: MCO)
  • Miami International Airport (IATA code: MIA)
  • Tampa International Airport (IATA code: TPA)
  • Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (IATA code: FLL).
  • Southwest Florida International Airport - Fort Myers (IATA code: RSW)
  • Jacksonville International Airport (IATA code: JAX)

US Florida State Capitol complex in Tallahassee

Size matters. Rendered image of Florida State Capitol Complex in Tallahassee (Old Capitol in foreground). The 22-story Executive Office Building (aka New Capitol) is among the tallest capitol building in the US.
Image: Google

Cities and Towns in Florida

The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Florida:

Ocean Drive, Art Deco District, Miami Beach, Florida
Ocean Drive, Art Deco District, Miami Beach, Florida.
Image: Cristo Vlahos

Apalachicola, Arcadia, Avon Park, Bartow, Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Bonita Springs, Bradenton, Brooksville, Cape Coral, Clearwater (part of Tampa Bay Area), Coral Springs, Crestview, Dade City, Daytona Beach, De Funiak Springs, De Land, Delray Beach, Deltona, Eustis, Everglades City, Fernandina Beach, Fort Lauderdale (part of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach metropolitan area), Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Islamorada, Jacksonville (largest city), Jacksonville Beach, Jupiter, Kendall, Key Largo, Key West, Kissimmee, Lake City, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Largo, Leesburg, Live Oak, Madison, Marathon, Marianna, Melbourne, Merritt Island, Miami (largest metropolitan area), Miami Beach, Moore Haven, Naples, New Smyrna Beach, Ocala, Okeechobee, Orlando (Disney World Orlando), Ormond Beach, Pahokee, Palatka, Palm Bay, Palm Coast, Panama City, Pensacola, Perry, Pompano Beach, Port Charlotte, Port St Joe, Port St Lucie, Punta Gorda, Sanford, Sarasota, Sebring, Spring Hill, St Augustine, St Petersburg (part of Tampa Bay Area), Starke, Tallahassee (capital city), Tampa (part of Tampa Bay Area), Titusville, Valparaiso, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, and Winter Haven.

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The 'Capital of Latin America'.
Theme Park Capital of the World.
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