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The State of Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States of America. Most of the state is a large peninsula with the Gulf of Mexico on its west and the Atlantic Ocean on its east. Most of the state has a humid subtropical climate, except for southern Florida, where the climate borders on tropical and the Florida Keys, which have a tropical climate. Florida was named by Juan Ponce de León, who landed on the peninsula on 2 April 1513, during Pascua Florida (Spanish for “Flowery Easter,” referring to the Easter season). Florida’s economy relies heavily on tourism. Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama, and on the west, at the end of the panhandle, by Alabama. It is near the countries of the Caribbean, particularly the Bahamas and Cuba. Florida’s extensive coastline made it a perceived target during World War II, so the government built airstrips all around the state. Today approximately 400 airports are still in service due to the coastal geography of the state. Florida is one of the largest states east of the Mississippi. Only Alaska and Michigan are larger in water area.
At 345 feet (105 m) above mean sea level, Britton Hill is the highest point in Florida and the lowest highpoint of any U.S. state. Contrary to popular belief, however, Florida is not entirely “flat.” Some places, such as Clearwater, feature vistas that rise 50 to 100 feet (15–30 m) above the water. Much of the interior of Florida, typically 25 miles (40 km) or more away from the coastline, features hills with elevations ranging from 100 to 250 feet (30–76 m) in many locations. Lake County holds the highest point of peninsular Florida, Sugarloaf Mountain, at 312 feet (95 m).

 

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TAMPA -- Tampa Bay motorists may see hundreds of motorcyclists cruising together in the Tampa Bay area this weekend as the Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club celebrates the organization's natio...

 

YBOR CITY -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office 911 dispatchers barely have a free minute on duty. Collectively, they answer more than 100,000 calls every month, working 12-hour shifts and watch...

 

TAMPA - When the table of eight begged to eat roasted eyeballs, chef Chad Johnson knew he had a lively bunch of diners at the Epicurean hotel's new monthly supper club. The peepers came directly from ...

 

WESLEY CHAPEL -- You won't find sisters Monica Obando and Jenny Castro swatting at an annoying bee or recoiling in fright at the sight of one. They are so partial to bees and honey that they are known...

 

ST. PETERSBURG -- David Price will be on the mound tonight when the Rays open a nine-game homestand against the Red Sox, and with the non-waiver trade deadline set for Thursday, the question will get ...

 

ST. PETERSBURG -- It had a new principal and an almost completely new staff last school year in hopes of boosting student achievement. But when it comes to reading, Melrose Elementary in South St. Pet...

 

TAMPA -- Personnel working at MacDill Air Force Base will have another way to get a morning jolt starting Monday, when Buddy Brew Coffee rolls its new truck onto the base for service. The truck adds t...

 

CLEARWATER - Gov. Rick Scott was up-front about his almost daily campaign stops at Florida business ceremonies when he appeared at a groundbreaking Thursday for a $50 million expansion at General Elec...

 

ST. PETERSBURG - The recorded message sent to 50,000 Pinellas telephone numbers Thursday was voiced by the familiar English accent of TV salesman Anthony Sullivan. "Good morning, this is Anthony ...

 

ST. PETERSBURG -- Local artists want to transform Central Avenue into a corridor of light with a series of illuminated glass columns. The city turned to local artists for a concept on how to revamp b...

 
 

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Beautiful weather for The Final Round         

 

Fans turned away from Funk Fest at Metro Park         

 

Michael Sam has been picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team.     &...

 

Neighbors help mail carrier 'Stamp Out Hunger'         

 

Three boys are being questioned by officers after they were seen throwing homemade explosive devices in a Northside neighborhood.       &nbsp...

 

A 29-year-old woman was dragged beneath a vehicle near Oceanway on Saturday.         

 

A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for a 8-year-old boy reported missing out of Miami, authorities said Saturday.        &...

 

An investigation is ongoing after a car crashed into a Publix supermarket in North Naples         

 

A Jacksonville man is in critical condition after his motorcycle hit another vehicle head-on Friday evening, authorities said.        &a...

 

Parents can oppose what textbooks are used in their children's classrooms         

 
 

South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel

Four South Florida men are accused of fraudulently soliciting millions from more than 100 elderly investors with a claim that their money would be used to develop a new laser technology for the Nation...

 

Fired Broward Sheriff's detective Jeff Poole was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison - and was taken into custody immediately Thursday for abusing his authority as a cop by joining in a co...

 

Closing highlights declining membership in temples countywideOn most occasions a 40th anniversary is a time for celebrating, but for Temple Emeth, it was time to close its doors.

 

A kitchen fire Thursday at a popular Fort Lauderdale restaurant caused its evacuation and subsequent temporary closure.

 

An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said. There were few clear indications of wha...

 

Divers and their gear need to be in good shape when the season opens at 12:01 a.m WednesdayLobster mini season is so popular in South Florida because of the thrill of catching a delicious dinner.

 

A temporary bridge may be builtFearing a repeat of the pitfalls that came with building a new Flagler Memorial Bridge, the state is revamping how it plans to build the next drawbridge slated to be rep...

 

Police are looking for the driver of a dump truck who hit a road sign and snapped a tension wire that caused an hourlong blackout in neighboring homes and businesses.

 

From the moment he hit the dramatic 3-pointer that helped send Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals to overtime and the Heat, eventually, to a second consecutive NBA championship, the notion of Ray Allen re...

 

They are young and pregnant and often scared. Many aren't sure where to turn – until they find The Open Door.

 
 

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