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Quick Facts: Florida
Florida's Web Site, State Kids Page, and Miami-Dade County Kids Page

Capital City: Tallahassee

Florida: Map and State Flag

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Nickname: Sunshine State / Peninsula State
Motto: In God We Trust
Statehood: March 3, 1845 (27th)
Origin of State's Name: Named on Easter 1513 by Ponce de Leon for Pascua Florida, meaning "Flowery Easter."
Largest Cities: Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Hialeah
Border States: Alabama, Georgia
Land Area: 53,997 sq. mi., 26th largest
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Flower: Orange blossom (citrus sinensis)
State Tree: Sabal Palmetto (cabbage palmetto)
State Song: Suwannee River
E-mail your Congressperson: U.S. House: 112th Congress
U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

Or look up your Congressperson in the Congressional Directory database!