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Federated state of the Southeastern USA, 151,939 km², 18,089,888
residents (2006 estimate), 119 residents/km²,
capital: Tallahassee. Borders: Georgia and Alabama (N), Atlantic
Ocean (E), Straits of Florida (S), Gulf of Mexico (W).
Florida is formed by a narrow N continental strip, moved by slight hilly
undulations, and by a flat and uniform peninsula, stretched S for 600 km up to
Cape Sable (extreme southern point of the US mainland) and dotted with ponds and
swamps ; the entire southern section of the peninsula, from Lake Okeechobee to
the sea, is a vast depressed and marshy area (The Everglades). The
coasts are low, straight and accompanied by E coastlines, very indented with
numerous coves and peninsulas in the W; to the S the peninsula is bordered by a
long festoon of islands (Florida Keys, Marquesas Keys, Dry Tortugas). Main
rivers are Saint Johns, a tributary of the Atlantic, Caloosahatchee, an emissary
of Lake Okeechobee, and Suwannee and Apalachicola, tributaries of the Gulf of
Mexico. The subtropical climate, hot and humid, favors the development of a
luxuriant vegetation and allows a high production of vegetables, fruit, citrus
fruits, tobacco, sugar cane, corn and peanuts; cattle and pig breeding is
widespread and fishing is widely practiced (oysters, turtles and sponges, the
latter being the monopoly of Florida). Titanium phosphates and minerals are
extracted from the subsoil. The main economic resource is tourism, favored by
numerous adequately equipped and popular seaside resorts, especially in
winter; main industries are mechanical, aerospace, wood, paper and
food. Important cities, besides the capital, are
Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Fort
Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hialeah and Orlando.
Discovered by Juan Ponce de León (1513), its colonization began in 1565 with
the foundation of Saint Augustine, destroyed twenty years later by the English
leader Drake. Contention between the British and the Spanish, it was finally
ceded by the latter to Great Britain with the Paris Treaty of 1763. Returned to
the Spanish after the American War of Independence (1783), it passed to the USA
in 1819 on the basis of the Transcontinental Treaty. From this began a massive
influx of immigrants from the other States of the Union and in 1822 the
Territory of Florida was formed. Between 1835 and 1842 it was the scene of the
bloody wars against the Seminole Indians, then deported beyond the
Mississippi. She was admitted to the Union in 1845 as a slave state. At the
outbreak of the Secession war he sided with the Confederates (10 January 1861)
fighting valiantly. Revoked the act of secession in 1865, she was readmitted to
the Union in 1868.
City (136,628 residents in 1998), capital of Florida (USA), in the
northwestern sector of the state, 49 m near the border with Georgia. It is above
all an administrative and cultural center (Florida State University, 1857;
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1887) with shipbuilding,
precision mechanics, wood and tobacco industries. Airport.
City (693,630 residents in 1998) of the State of Florida (USA), 500 km NNW
of Miami, at the mouth of the Saint Johns river in the Atlantic Ocean. Florida's
main city, it is an important commercial center and home to numerous industries
active in the food, shipbuilding, wood, mechanical, chemical, tobacco, glass,
paper and graphic-publishing sectors. Airport. University (1934).
City (368,624 residents in 1998; 3,515,000 residents metropolitan area in
1997) of the State of Florida (United States), located at the mouth of the Miami
River in Biscayne Bay (Atlantic Ocean). Main center of Florida by population and
economic importance, it was founded in 1870 near an ancient fort (Fort Dallas),
in a region with tropical vegetation and climate, and had a great development
after 1920, becoming soon a of the most famous seaside and climatic resorts in
the world and an important node of air communications, connected with the main
cities of the Antilles and South America, so much so as to be called "the
gateway to Latin America". Miami is also home to thriving metalworking, textile,
food, clothing, shipbuilding, electrical engineering and furniture
industries. University and institute for oceanographic research.
City (289,156 residents in 1998) of the State of Florida (USA), located 30
km NE of Saint Petersburg, with which it constitutes a metropolitan area of
2,227,000 residents (1997), which also includes the city of Clearwater; facing
the northeastern shore of the bay of the same name in the Gulf of Mexico, it is
an active commercial and tourist port with canning (fruit, vegetables),
chemical, mechanical, shipbuilding, paper and tobacco industries. It is home to
two universities. Airport.
City (235,988 residents in 1996) of the State of Florida (USA), 30 km SW
of Tampa, located at the southern end of the Pinellas Peninsula between Tampa
Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, on the west coast of the Florida Peninsula. Famous
for the mildness of its climate, which earned it the name of Sunshine City and
made it a renowned climatic and seaside resort, it is also an active commercial
and fishing port with food, wood and building materials industries. Airport.
City (151,805 residents in 1996) of the State of Florida (USA), 40 km NNE
of Miami, on the Atlantic Ocean. Served by the port of Port Everglades, which
extends partly within the city, and connected by an artificial canal to Lake
Okeechobee (80 km NW), it is a popular seaside and sports resort and home to the
food, chemical and wood. With Hollywood and other smaller towns, it forms a
metropolitan area of 620,000 residents It was founded in 1837 as a military
City (127,894 residents in 1996) of the State of Florida (USA), 30 km NNE
of Miami, on the Atlantic coast. Seaside resort with electrical engineering,
shipbuilding, wood and clothing industries.
City (204,684 residents in 1996) of the State of Florida (USA), on the
north-western outskirts of Miami, of which urban agglomeration is part. Founded
in 1921, it is home to the food and wood industries. Airport.
City (173,902 residents in 1996) of the State of Florida (USA), 130 km NE
of Tampa, in the heart of a tourist area interesting for the beauty of its
landscapes. Agricultural market (citrus), is home to chemical, glass, paper,
construction and mechanical materials industries. Airport.