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Here are some interesting Florida Facts & Pictures found only in a South Florida SNOWBIRD RV Campground (Insert weird scary music here).

SNOWBIRD- A northerner who spends the winter months in warm climates like Florida!!


Florida was admitted to United States as a State on March 3, 1845 (27th State)

Governor - Charlie Crist

Capital - Tallahassee

Nickname - Sunshine State

State Flower - Orange Blossom

Number ofCounties in Florida - 67

Form of Government - Governor and independent cabinet consisting of Attorney General,
Chief Financial Officer, Commissioner of Agriculture.

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Legislature - 120 House Districts, 40 Senate Districts, 23 Congressional Districts

Florida is known around the world for its GREAT weather.
The state's mild winters have made it a haven for retirees.

Summers can be long and hot with showers providing much appreciated relief during the rainy season.
Coastal areas also experience gentle breezes during the summer.

Average Annual Temperatures:
Summer:
80.5 (F) degrees (26.9 C) (North Florida)
82.7 (F) degrees (28.2 C) (South Florida)
Winter:
53.0 (F) degrees (11.7 C) (North Florida)
68.5 (F) degrees (20.3 C) (South Florida)

The six-month hurricane season runs from June
1 through November 30


Tree planting season in Florida (December - February)

# of people who move to Florida each day - 1,000

Number of major commercial airports " 19

Number of international airports 12

Number of deepwater ports  14

Miles of sand beaches - 1,200

Miles of coastline - 1,800

Number of golf courses - more than 1,250

Florida has more golf courses than any other state

Palm Beach County has more golf courses than any other
county in the country

Number of hotel rooms in Florida - more than 370,000

Number of campgrounds - 700 (100,000 campsites)

Number of people who camp in Florida each year - 6 million

Total Area - 58,560 Square Miles

Land Area - 54,252 Square Miles

Total Water Area - 4,308 Square Miles

Rank Among States in Total Area - 22nd

Length North to South - 447 Miles

Width East to West - 361 Miles

Distance from Pensacola to Key West - 792 Miles
by Road

Highest Natural Point - 345 Feet near Lakewood in
Walton County

Geographic Center - 12 miles northwest of Brooksville,
Hernando County

Coastline - 1,197 Statute Miles

Tidal Shoreline - 2,276 Statute Miles

Beaches - 663 Miles

Florida has more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams
& waterways

Longest River - St.

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Johns at 273 miles

Largest Lake - Lake Okeechobee at 700 square miles
(the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the United States)

Largest County - Palm Beach at 2,578 square miles

Smallest County - Union at 245 square miles

Number of Lakes greater than 10 acres - Aprox. 7,700

Number of First Magnitude Springs 27 (Florida has more
first magnitude springs than any other state.)

Number of Islands Greater than 10 Acres - 4,500
(Florida ranks 2nd in the nation by this measure with only
Alaska ranking higher.)

Florida ranks low in terms of the tax burden placed on residents.
Based on income, propertyand other state and local tax collections,
the Tax Foundation research organization ranks Florida among the lowest
tax states (Florida ranks #45 among the 50 states in 2004; only five states
have a lower tax burden).

State Sales Tax - 6%

Corporate Tax - 5.5%

State Income Tax -None

International Trade (40% of all U.S. exports to Latin and South
America pass through Florida)

Tourism - with 76.8 million visitors in 2004 (a record number),
Florida is the top travel destination in the world.

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The tourism industry
has an economic impact of $57 billion on Florida’s economy.

Space Industry - The space industry represents $4.5 billion of the
state's economy. The average annual wage of aerospace workers is
approximately $52,000. The number employed at Kennedy Space Center
(KSC) alone is 15,000 and Florida ranks 4th among the states in overall
aerospace employment with 23,000 jobs.

Agriculture Florida leads the southeast in farm income.
Florida produces about 75% of the U.S. oranges and accounts
for about 40% of the world's orange juice supply.

Construction - This industry's strength results from the steady stream
of new residents and visitors who are welcomedto Florida
each year.

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Services - growth in high tech, financial & back office operations

Software - many small, entrepreneurial companies

Health Technology (medical, biotech, laboratories)

University Research - more than $500 million per year in sponsored
research at Florida universities

hummingbird50 says:
Wow I never knew!! Good facts Bill:):)
Posted on: Feb 24, 2009
Koralifix says:
Good to know!
Posted on: Feb 24, 2009
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