Just like every other place on the globe Orlando has some history to it. Back when people were still exploring America in 1536 European settlers found what is now Orlando. Then years later in 1856 Orlando became a part of Orange County. After the year 1865 when the Civil War ended during the Reconstruction Era the population started to rise quickly. One day in 1875 Orlando became a town and in 1885 it became a city.
Orlando has a very unique economy and is involved in lots of trade. Orlando is home to a variety of restaurants such as the Long Horn Steak House and the Olive Garden. Orlando not only attracts people because of all the theme parks but also because there are lots of military training camps. Over 150 international companies are located in Orlando. Additionally Orlando's metro area has a 13.4 billion dollar technology industry.