Interesting Facts About Florida

  • Florida is the only state that borders both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • It is the 3rd most populous state with 21.7 million people.
  • Native Americans inhabited the area for over 14,000 years.
  • The state was admitted into the United States in 1819.
  • Florida has 4,510 islands.
  • It is the flattest state in the U.S.
  • First region of the continental United States to be visited and settled by Europeans.
  • Experiences more lightning strikes than anywhere else in the country.

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