Florida is the third largest state in the United States of America. It is also one of the most visited states in the US. The state of Florida has many beautiful travel destinations, such as Miami Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Key West, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Naples, West Palm Beach, Fort Myres, Daytona Beach, and many others.
14 Interesting, Amazing, and Weird Facts About Florida State
1. Surpassed the state of New York
Florida surpassed the state of New York in terms of population to become the third most populous state in the US in 2014.
2. Oldest settlement in North America
St. Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America.
3. Longest coastline in the US
The state of Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States. The coastline is about 2,170 km long. Florida state is the only state in the US that borders with two oceans, Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
4. Florida’s embassy in Washington
It is one of the most interesting and unknown facts about Florida state. To your surprise, the state of Florida has its own embassy in the city of Washington, which is known as ‘Florida House’.
5. Two rivers shares same name in Florida
It’s weird fact about the state of Florida. There are two rivers in Florida which shares the same name. A river is located in North Central Florida which is known as Withlacoochee and another one is located in Central Florida with the same name.
6. The constitution of Florida
It is one of the interesting facts about Florida state. The constitution of Florida is reviewed every 20 years.
7. Largest producer of citrus fruits
The state of Florida is the second largest producer of citrus fruits in the world and the second in the United States of America.
8. Most popular amusement park in the US
Orlando is one of the best travel destinations in the US. It attracts more tourists than any other amusement parks in the United States.
9. Space flights launch pad in Florida
Cape Canaveral is the centre of launching space flights.
10. Highest average temperature
Florida’s Key West city has the highest temperature (average) in the United States.
11. Interesting fact about St. John’s River
St. John’s River is one of the few rivers that flows to north instead of south.
12. Jacksonville used during the 1991 Gulf War
Jacksonville port was the busiest military port in the United States during the 1991 Gulf War. It is one of the unknown facts about Florida state.
13. Florida State Song
“Swanee River (Old Folks at Home)” is the full title of the song of the state of Florida. The name reflects the state’s retirement industry. By 2030, 1 out of 4 persons will be older than 65.
14. Alligators and Crocodiles
South Florida is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist.
Article first published on May 6, 2016.