Facts About Florida.

facts about florida

These fun facts about Florida is the only fact sheet you’d want to read if you want to learn a thing or two about the beautiful state of Florida. Nicknamed the Sunshine State, Florida is probably one of the most popular state for many reasons; foremost of which its residency of Disney World and oranges. It is a hugely popular holiday point for millions of people all over the world.  Florida is definitely a good tourist destination, a nice place to consider for relocation. We can’t discuss Florida facts without a mention of it being one of the most popular  tourist melting point in the US.

However, before you conclude on moving or visiting this state, pay attention to these interesting facts about Florida you probably never knew about.

Fun Facts About Florida

  1. Florida is the golfing capital of the US, with more courses than any other state – there are over a thousand. It’s even home to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
  2. An incredible 1,000 people move to Florida every single day.
  3. It’s predicted to be one of the states most affected by climate change and rising sea levels.
  4. Not a single dinosaur bone has ever been found in Florida.
  5. If you live in Florida for as little as 90 days a year, you have to register your car there.
  6. St. Andrew takes pride of place on the state flag.
  7. It was adopted in 1900 and also features the state seal.
  8. The state seal includes the Sun, a steamboat, Native Americans, and of course some palm trees.
  9. It’s the flattest state in the whole of the USA.
  10. The average elevation in Florida is a tiny 100 ft.
  11. The highest (non manmade) point is only 345ft above sea level.
  12. This makes it the lowest highpoint of any U.S. state.
  13. Orlando is the home of Disney World, the world famous theme park for Mickey Mouse and friends.
  14. The alligator is the official state animal and is known for it’s love of causing havoc on the golf courses.
  15. You don’t have to learn to parallel park to get your driving license in Florida.
  16. It’s known as the home of the U.S. orange industry and produces more of these juicy treats than anywhere else.
  17. Orlando is, of course, a hugely popular tourist location. However, only around 4% of people who visit the region each year come from abroad!  It’s said to welcome 50 million visitors every year.
  18. Florida is home to over 800 miles of beaches, making it an obvious choice for holidays the world over.
  19. In fact, Florida has the longest coastline in the US, at almost 1,200 statute miles.
  20. Key West, too, is geographically the most South western point in the whole US.
  21. However, Florida does also earn its place as the lightning capital of the world. Clearwater is the city with the highest chance of you getting struck by lighting in the US, meaning it might be worth you staying indoors.
  22. In fact, Florida has the longest coastline in the US, at almost 1,200 statute miles.
  23. Key West, too, is geographically the most South western point in the whole US.
  24. However, Florida does also earn its place as the lightning capital of the world. Clearwater is the city with the highest chance of you getting struck by lighting in the US, meaning it might be worth you staying indoors.
  25. Florida has a strange, yet understandable law in place, which means you cannot legally sell your own children. 
  26. What’s more, an unmarried woman is not allowed to parachute in Florida on a Sunday.
  27. Florida is also one of the space exploration capitals of the world, with Cape Canaveral being the main launchpad for US space missions.
  28. It’s thought that the Florida Everglades is the only location on Earth where you can find alligators and crocodiles living together in the wild.
  29. The biggest city in the US – at least in terms of total area – is Jacksonville, Florida.
  30. Despite being called the Sunshine State, Florida is home to more tornadoes each year than any other state. Therefore, it is always likely to fall prey to strong winds and water spouts.
  31. Florida is named after La Florida, a Spanish holiday which celebrates flowers. That’s because Ponce de Leon first found the state on this specific day.
  32. Florida’s official state flag, adopted in 1900, has a red cross of St. Andrew on a white field. The center features the Florida state seal, which shows the sun, palm trees, a steamboat, land, water and a Native American woman scattering flowers.
  33. The state is said to be the birthplace of modern sunblock. Sunscreen is thought to have been invented in 1944, by Benjamin Green, who developed a formula in Miami Beach to help American soldiers during World War II.
  34. In 1943 a lion called ‘Rota’ was given to Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Now stuffed, the lion is on display in the Lightner Museum, Saint Augustine, Florida.

The above list are the most interesting facts about Florida that is super relevant to anyone who has ever wanted to learn anything about the the Sunshine State. We’ll have to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Florida in the next section, these questions would cover much more than the above facts about Florida.

FAQ

  • What are 5 interesting facts about Florida?

Below are 5 interesting facts about Florida that you’d love;

  1. Approximately 1,000 people move to Florida each day.
  2. There are no dinosaur fossils in Florida.
  3. You must register your car in Florida — even if you only live there part-time.
  4. Florida’s state flag features St.
  5. Florida has the most golf courses of any state in America.
  6. Florida is the flattest state in America.
  • What is Florida most known for?

Florida is know for some of the following;

  1. The state with the most golf courses in the US.
  2. Lots of amusement parks.
  3. The Kennedy space center.
  4. Oranges.
  5. Winter vegetables.
  • What is a cool fact about Florida?

Below are some coolest facts about Florida;

  1. Florida is the most Southernmost state of the US.
  2. It is the 3rd most populous state in the US.
  • How old is Florida?

Florida became a state of the US in 1845 as the 27th state. In 2020 Florida is 175 years old.

  • What animal is Florida known for?

The animal Florida is known for is the Florida panther.

  • What food is Florida best known for?

Florida is known for some of the following foods;

  1. .Conch Fritters.
  2. Florida Stone Crab.
  3. Strawberries/Strawberry Shortcake.
  4. Craft Beer.
  5. Florida Orange Juice.
  6. Key lime pie.
  7. The Cuban Sandwich.
  • How many beaches does Florida have?

There are so many beaches in Florida because Florida has a very long coast line, it has about 663 miles of beaches.

  • Is Florida known for oranges?

Yes Florida is known for oranges because it accounts for over 70% of all oranges consumed and exported out of the US.