Orlando, Florida "the theme PARK capital of the world"

History

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.

(top right: is the Disney Castle (bottom right): map showing where Orlando is on the Florida map (bottom left): Disney's Hollywood Studios

Economy

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.

(left): Olive Garden (right): Longhorn Steak House

Culture

As of 2005 75% of people in Orlando over the age of 5 spoke English and 19% spoke Spanish. Orlando is home to many cultures such as American, Latin, and European. Orlando also has some unique music genera such as Florida Breaks and Miami Bass. there are lots of religions but most of the residents are Protestant and Roman Catholic.

Roman Catholic church

Things to do

In Orlando there an enormity of thing to do and places to go. For example you can go to Walt Disney World which is a theme park that is broken up into 4 parts Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Magic Kingdom. Another place you can see in Orlando is Sea World which you can go to see Shamu the Killer Whale. Also there is the Kennedy Space Center to visit and see where they used to launch the space shuttles. Near Orlando you can also go deep sea fishing with Sea Leveler.

Kennedy Space Center

Locations

Orlando is located in Orange County which is centrally located in the state of Florida. Walt Disney World is located 21 miles Southwest of downtown Orlando. Sea world is 22 minutes or 14 miles away from downtown Orlando. Kennedy Space Center is located 52 miles East from Orlando. Orlando International Airport is 13 miles away from downtown Orlando.

These are the whales that are in sea world Orlando,FL

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