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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital:Tallahassee // state code ISO: FL ; FIPS: US12
    surface: 139858 sq.km = 54002 sq.mi // rank in USA: 22 // location: SE
    climate: subtropical N of Lake Okeechobee ; tropical S of Lake Okeechobee
    entered USA as 27th state on: 1845-03-03
    administrative division: 67 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 15,982,378
    population density 2000: 114 per sq.km = 296 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 23,5%
    main ethnic groups: white 78%; black 15%; Asian 2%; Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 3%; other 2%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: citrus fruits, vegetables, melons, greenhouse & nursery products, potatoes, sugarcane
    livestock (million): cattle: 1,8 / pigs: 0,04 / poultry: 13, broilers 122
    timber/lumber: pine, cypress, cedar
    chief industries: tourism. agriculture, manufacturing, constrcution, services, international trade
    chief industrial products: electric & electronic equipment, transportation equipment, food
    chief mining products: phosphate rock, crushed stone, portland & masonry cement, sand & gravel
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: (on available maps a nameless) hill in NW near Paxton 105 m = 345 ft
    other mountains: of no importance
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: Lake Okeechobee, Lake George, Lake Apopka, Lake Kissimmee, Lake Istokpoga
    artificial lakes: a few small ones
    rivers: St. Johns, Suwannee
    others: islands: Florida Keys, Gulf Islands // deserts:
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Sunshine State
    motto: In God we trust
    song: Old folks at home
    flower: Orange blossom // bird: Mockingbird // tree: Sabal palmetto palm
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.02.21 by Jan Lahmeyer
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