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City and State Information for Florida

Florida Facts, Statistics, and State Symbols

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"Sunshine State (1970)"

In God we trust (1868)
Name Origin
From the Spanish Pascua Florida, meaning “feast of flowers” (Easter)
Statehood Date
March 3, 1845 (27th)
Cities in Florida

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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of Florida along with the year they became official.

Flower Orange Blossom (1909)
Bird Mockingbird (1927)
Song “Suwannee River” (1935)
Population Density
296.4 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
53,927 sq mi. (139,671 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
100 ft (30.48 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
109°F (43°C) on June 29, 1931
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–2°F (–19°C) on February 13, 1899

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