State of Florida
Flag of Florida State seal of Florida
Flag Èdìdí
Ìlàjẹ́: The Sunshine State
Motto(s): In God We Trust
Map of the United States with Florida highlighted
Èdè oníibiṣẹ́ English [1]
Orúkọaráàlú Floridian
Olúìlú Tallahassee
Ìlú atóbijùlọ Jacksonville
Largest metro area Miami
Àlà  Ipò 22nd ní U.S.
 - Total 65,795[2] sq mi
(170,304[2] km2)
 - Width 361 miles (582 km)
 - Length 447 miles (721 km)
 - % water 17.9
 - Latitude 24°27′ N to 31° N
 - Longitude 80°02′ W to 87°38′ W
Iyeèrò  Ipò 4th ní U.S.
 - Total 18,328,340 (2008 est.)[3]

15,982,378 (2000)

Density 338.4/sq mi  (130.67/km2)
Ranked 8th in the U.S.
 - Median income  $41,171 (36th)
 - Highest point Britton Hill[4]
345 ft (105 m)
 - Mean 98 ft  (30 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean[4]
sea level
Admission to Union  March 3, 1845 (27th)
Gómìnà Rick Scott (R)
Ìgbákejì Gómìnà Jeff Kottkamp (R)
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 - Lower house {{{Lowerhouse}}}
U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D)
Marco Rubio (R)
U.S. House delegation 15 Republicans, 10 Democrats (list)
Time zones  
 - peninsula Eastern: UTC-5/DST-4
 - panhandle Central: UTC-6/DST-5
Abbreviations FL Fla. US-FL
Florida State Symbols
Flag of Florida.svg
The flag of Florida.

Animate insignia
Bird Mockingbird
Butterfly Zebra Longwing
Fish Florida largemouth bass, Atlantic sailfish
Flower Orange blossom
Insect Zebra Longwing
Mammal Florida panther, Manatee, Bottle-nosed dolphin
Reptile American Alligator
Tree Sabal Palmetto

Inanimate insignia
Beverage Orange juice
Food Key lime pie, Orange
Fossil agatized Coral
Gemstone Moonstone
Rock agatized Coral
Shell Horse conch
Slogan(s) Visit Florida
Soil Myakka
Song(s) Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon The Swanee River)

Route marker(s)
Florida Route Marker

State Quarter
Quarter of Florida
Released in 2004

Lists of United States state insignia


  1. Article 2, Section 9, Constitution of the State of Florida. State of Florida. Retrieved 2008-12-08. .
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2000 Census" (ZIP). US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-07-18. 
  3. "Annual Population Estimates 2000 to 2008". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. April 29, 2005. Retrieved November 3 2006.  Unknown parameter |dateformat= ignored (help); Check date values in: |access-date= (help)