Florida --------The sunshine state--------

Basic Info: Name: Florida

Capitol: Tallahassee

Population: 19 million

Nickname: Sunshine state

Now on to the big facts of Florida a.k.a The Sunshine State.


Florida is nicknamed the sunshine state for a reason. Florida is called the Sunshine State because of its subtropical to tropical climate and annual average of 230 days with sunshine (I wish it was like it like that where I live). Florida's nickname of the Sunshine State was officially adopted by the Florida state legislature in 1970 a.k.a. 36 years ago!

Average lows range from 65 °F (18 °C). Tallahassee, whereas daytime highs range from 64 °F (18 °C). 77 °F (25 °C) at Miami. That's really warm for winter. I would be in shorts and a t-shirt.


In 1965, a University of Florida assistant coach sat down with a team of university physicians and asked them to determine why so many of his players were being affected by heat and heat related illnesses (that's not good). The researchers — Dr. Robert Cade, Dr. Dana Shires, Dr. H. James Free and Dr. Alejandro de Quesada — soon discovered two key factors that were causing the Gator players to 'wilt': the fluids and electrolytes the players lost through sweat were not being replaced, and the large amounts of carbohydrates the players' bodies used for energy were not being replenished.
Sports Teams are Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Heat, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Florida Gators.


The history of Florida can be traced back to when the first Native Americans began to inhabit the peninsula as early as 14,000 years ago. Written history begins with the arrival of Europeans to Florida; the Spanish explorer Juan ponce de Leon in 1513 made the first textual records.

The foundation of Florida was located in the continent of Gondwana at the South Pole 650 Mya. Finally Congress agreed that Florida should come into the Union as one State, and the bill was signed by President Tyler, March 3, 1845 a.k.a. a long time ago. Governor John Branch. The governor of Florida at that time was John Branch of North Carolina

The economy has developed over time, starting with natural resource exploitation in logging, mining, fishing, and sponge diving; as well as cattle ranching, farming, and citrus growing. The tourism, real estate, trade, banking, and retirement destination businesses followed.

Ha ha just kidding, you can click it, it's not explosive, at least I don't think.

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