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Florida — Sunny US State

Sunny Florida is an ideal place to relax, so let's find out some curious and useful facts about it.

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What awaits you and what attracts Florida

In the southeastern United States, on a peninsula of the same name, washed on both sides by the famous Gulf of Mexico and the warm Atlantic Ocean, is located Florida. It occupies about 170 thousand km2. The abbreviation for this state is FL.

Talahassee is the state’s main city, its heart and capital; The largest and most popular city for tourists is Miami. The largest cities in the state are Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Hollywood, Tampa.

History of the state and where did the name of Florida come from

Before the appearance of Europeans in the territory of future America, the Indians inhabited this peninsula, but on April 2, 1513, at the height of the flowering of all life on the island, the Spanish conquistador with the beautiful name of Juan Ponce De Leon arrived by ship in these lands. In 1564, the first settlement appeared in Florida — St. Augustine. Florida withdrew to Great Britain under the Paris Peace Treaty in 1763 in exchange for Havana, but as a result of the American struggle for independence returned to Spain.

Welcome to Florida — Beach Photo — American ButlerIn the 18th century, the violent Indian tribes of Muskogee and Yemassi made several crushing attacks on the orange state, for which they were relocated to a reservation located in Oklahoma. In 1821, according to the Adams-Onnis Agreement, Florida came under the jurisdiction of the United States, and in 1845 it became the 27 US state.

Arriving in 1513 in these lands, admiring the beauty of Florida, Juan Ponce De Leon gave her the name "la tierra florida", which is translated from his language as "land of flowers" or "land of blooming". So the state got its name. Now the staff has got several names:

  • Mockingbird state;
  • Sunny state;
  • State of flowers;
  • Evergreen state;
  • Alligator state:
  • Orange state.

Climate conditions in Florida

The climate in Florida is mostly mild, subtropical, while the coast is tropical. It is climatic conditions that attract the largest mass of tourists and are considered the most valuable resource of the state. In summer, the temperature in Florida is usually as comfortable as possible — from 26 to 28 degrees, it can reach 35 on especially hot days, but the state visits most tourists in the winter — in winter it is one of the continent’s warmest points, the temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees.

The air is moist and soft, but in summer, destructive hurricanes and heavy rains often sweep across Florida. The rainy season lasts from early August to late October.

Due to the ideal climate in Florida, there are a lot of unusually beautiful plants and rare animals, dolphins, whales and manatees are found in the ocean, and on land — more than 250 rare species of beautiful butterflies, otters, minks, raccoons, deer and foxes.

Symbols of Florida — Mississippi Alligator photo — American Butler

Who inhabits the sunny state

Since 1920, the state has taken pride of place among the fastest growing states in the country. The population has since increased by more than 13 times.

Florida is a multinational state. About 20 million whites, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Indians from the time of the arrival of Europeans live here in peace and harmony.

In the central and northern sides of Florida, the main occupation of the inhabitants is agriculture, but the spacious part of the peninsula in the south can be said to be uninhabited.

The most common religion in Florida is Catholic Christianity, which also profess Buddhism, Islam, and Orthodoxy, but on a much smaller scale.

Florida Architecture — photo of St. Augustine Cathedral — American ButlerSymbols of Florida

Florida has many different symbols.

  • Florida Tree — Sabal Palmette.
  • The main living symbols are bottlenose dolphins, Florida cougar and manatee. All these animals are already listed in the Red Book.
  • The flying symbol is a mockingbird.
  • Symbol fish — large-mouthed perch and sailing ship.
  • Reptile symbolizing Florida — Mississippi alligator.
  • The flower, drink and fruit of the state — of course, the orange tree flower, orange juice and orange fruit. That is why Florida has received the nickname of the Orange State.
  • The butterfly symbolizing the state is a heliconid zebra.
  • A favorite dessert of Florida residents, which has become a symbol — lime cake.

Florida — Clearwater Beach photo — American Butler Photos

What to see and visit in Florida

There are many interesting places in the sunny state — these are museums, theaters, beaches, animal and amusement parks. You can list for a very long time, but still forget something important. Here are just some of the attractions from the list:

  • You can visit the famous Salvador Dali Museum, where more than two thousand creations of the great surrealist are collected.
  • The Key West House Museum, where Ernest Miller Hemingway lived, has been attracting tourists for many years.
  • The Gonzalez-Arvalez House, the oldest building in all of Florida, has become a state-owned museum complex. A unique building that has existed since about 1500 years.
  • If you like to relax brightly and beautifully, at your service in Florida there is a night club LIV, which occupies about three square kilometers of area, located in the Fontebleau Hotel. This club has earned the title of "Las Vegas Isle in Miami" not in vain. It is considered the most visited and popular club, and its fame spread far beyond the United States of America.

Florida State Attractions — Photo of the Space Shuttle at Kennedy Space Center — American Butler

  • You can also visit the abandoned Amusement Park "Magnificent China", built in the style of ancient China, a unique replica of the Great China park in the city of Shenzhen. The park was abandoned due to the hostility of the US government to the Chinese communist regime: it was finally looted in 2003, but now it is one of the important attractions of the state of Florida in the town of Citrus Ridge.
  • The jungle of monkeys is a unique reserve in which more than four hundred monkeys of various breeds and species peacefully coexist. Here you can communicate most closely with representatives of the monkey family, feed and, if you are very lucky, even pet.
  • At the Ritz Theater in Jacksonville is a museum, nicknamed "South Harlem" for its close relationship with the traditions of African American culture. Here you can learn about the traditions and life of Jacksonville African-Americans.
  • On the famous Atlantic Beach, you can soak in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is located in the same city and is one of the most famous and visited beaches in the world.
  • Siesta is another beach located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, with a well-developed infrastructure and is perfect for both relaxing with family and for fun with friends.
  • A coral castle was created by only one person without any tool, only with his own hands. Edward Lindskalninn is a great artist. During his lifetime, he was very secretive and did not allow anyone to watch how he works, so it still remains a mystery how this small and fragile person was able to build such a large work of art.

State of Florida — Photo of Ocean Drive in Miami Beach — American Butler

Funny Florida Laws

Florida is also famous for its funny laws that appeared in antiquity and now seem completely absurd, but not repealed to this day.

  • Only one pose is allowed in sex: missionary.
  • When tying an elephant to a parking meter, you must pay for the parking, otherwise you will be prosecuted.
  • Asleep under an electric hair dryer, you run the risk of getting a fine.
  • Under no circumstances should you engage in sex with a charming porcupine! This is undoubtedly a terrible loss in life.
  • If you want to appear in the mantle in public, do not forget to wear a belt. Without it, you will be a criminal.

State of Florida — photos of mangroves and roots in the Everglades Nature Reserve — American Butler

  • The death penalty awaits here all the horse thieves.
  • If you do not have a driver’s license, skateboarding, unfortunately, will not work.
  • Showering without clothes is illegal.
  • In public places it is forbidden to let out gases on Thursdays, in the evening. But, fortunately, only after six in the evening.
  • Covering the breasts of your legal wife with kisses, you will find yourself outlawed.
  • Plate breaking is also regulated by law. More than three per day is prohibited.
  • If you feel like singing in a swimsuit in a public place, change clothes. Otherwise, you will be fined.
  • If you are unmarried, you are a woman and you want to jump with a parachute, choose any other day, but not Sunday. You will be fined, imprisoned or arrested.
  • In Cape Coral, it is forbidden to hang your clothes on other people's clothesline.
  • In Pincrest, you will be fined if your dog decides to bark. If there are more than four, even if they are silent, you cannot avoid a fine.
  • In Sarasota, knocking a passerby, pay 70 US dollars and be free.
  • Pressed cottage cheese is banned in Tampa Bay. But exclusively on Sundays later than six in the evening.
  • In Sarasota, it is strictly forbidden to catch crabs.
  • In Pensacol, walking around the city is strictly prohibited, without having at least ten dollars. Apparently, in case you want to be fined for not having ten dollars with you.
  • If you decide to jog along Hailia, you have to pay a fine.
  • In Key West, chickens are protected by law.

Excursions in Florida

Florida is the perfect place for sunbathing and relaxing! And also the sunniest state has accumulated a lot of interesting and mysterious places that we are ready to share with you. Learn some curious and useful facts and book a tour at American Butler.

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