Florida (frae the Spaingie meanin Flouery Easter) is a state in the Unitit States o Americae, that is in the sootheastrenmaist pairt o the kintra. The caipital ceety o Florida is Tallahassee, and the maist populous ceety in the state is Jacksonville.The lairgest coonty is Palm Beach Coonty.

State o Florida
Banner o Florida State seal o Florida
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): The Sunshine State
Motto(s): In God We Trust
State sang(s): "Old Folks at Home (State Sang), Florida (Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky) (State Anthem)"
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Florida heichlichtit
Offeecial leidInglis[1]
Spoken leidsPredominantly Inglis an Spaingie[2]
DemonymFloridian, Floridan
Lairgest ceetyJacksonville
Lairgest metroMiami metro aurie
AurieRanked 22nt
 • Tot65,755[3] sq mi
(170,304[3] km2)
 • Width361 miles (582 km)
 • Lenth447 miles (721 km)
 • % watter17.9
 • Latitude24° 27' N tae 31° 00' N
 • Longitude80° 02' W tae 87° 38' W
PopulationRanked 3rd
 • Tot20,612,439
(2016 est)[4]
 • Density384.3/sq mi  (121.0/km2)
Ranked 8t
 • Median hoosehauld income$48,825[5] (41st)
 • Heichest pyntBritton Hill[6][7]
345 ft (105 m)
 • Mean100 ft  (30 m)
 • Lawest pyntAtlantic Ocean[6]
sea level
Afore statehuidFlorida Territory
Admission to UnionMairch 3, 1845 (27t)
GovrenorRick Scott (R)
Lieutenant GovernorCarlos López-Cantera (R)
LegislaturFlorida Legislatur
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. SenatorsBill Nelson (D)
Marco Rubio (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation16 Republicans, 11 Democrats (leet)
Time zones 
 • Peninsula an "Big Bend" regionEST: UTC −5/−4
 • Panhandle wast o the Apalachicola RiverCST: UTC −6/−5
AbbreviationsFL, Fla.


  1. "Article 2, Section 9, Constitution of the State of Florida". State of Florida. Archived frae the oreeginal on November 20, 2010. Retrieved December 8, 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Florida". Modern Language Association. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived frae the oreeginal on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. December 23, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  5. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. Elevation adjuistit tae North American Vertical Datum o 1988.

Coordinates: 28°06′N 81°36′W / 28.1°N 81.6°W / 28.1; -81.6

Precedit bi
List of U.S. states by date of statehood
Admittit on Mairch 3, 1845 (27t)
Succeedit bi