Largest Cities in Florida
Florida is a state in the United States on the Florida Peninsula. Florida has a subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild and dry winters, with an annual average temperature of 20 °.
Florida, abbreviate Fla. or FA, is a state in the United States on the Florida Peninsula, often called The Sunshine State. It is 151,939 km² and has about 19.1 million inhabitants. The capital is Tallahassee.
There was a large influx of immigrants from other parts of the USA in the 1960s and 1970s, especially many pensioners moved here. Today there is a lot of immigration from Latin America, especially the Caribbean and Cuba.
Florida is made up of lowlands with forests, beaches and swamps. The Everglades are a swampy, shallow river that flows slowly. It is 60 km wide and more than 160 km long. Florida has a subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild and dry winters, with an annual average temperature of 20 ° C.
The state has heavy tourist traffic with many luxury hotels and resorts, including Miami Beach, Palm Beach and Daytona Beach. Florida is home to the Disney World theme park and the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, founded in 1565. Tourism is the most important industry in Florida.
It hosts extensive agriculture, with citrus fruits, vegetables, tobacco, nuts, corn and sugar as the main products. In addition, there is the electronic industry. Florida has launch pads for space rockets on Cape Canaveral. There is a lot of air and ship traffic, especially to Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville. The state is the starting point for cruise traffic in the West Indies.
The name Florida derives from the Spanish explorer Ponce de León, who landed here on Palm Sunday 1513. He calls it “Pascua Florida”, which means “flowering Easter”. The area was Spanish, but the British ruled it in 1763–83, and many immigrants arrived. In 1821, Spain sold Florida to the United States. Florida has been our state since 1845.
Biggest Cities of Florida by Population
|9||Port St. Lucie||FL||164714|
|19||West Palm Beach||FL||100030|
|51||Palm Beach Gardens||FL||48563|
|58||North Miami Beach||FL||41634|