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  • FLORIDA ! By: Alex Okonski
  • Important Facts.
    • Florida is called the Sunshine State because it has many sunny days.
    • It became the 27 th State on March 3 rd , 1845.
    • Florida is one of the leading tourist states in the United States.
  • Florida’s Climate.
    • The climate of North and Central Florida is humid subtropical.
    • There is a defined rainy season from June through September.
    • Snow and sleet have been witnessed as early as November and as late as April.
    • Easterly winds of the warm waters of the Gulf stream running through the Florida straits keep temperatures moderate across the southern peninsula all year round.
  • Languages spoken.
    • As of 2000, 76.91% of Florida residents age 5 and older spoke only English.
    • 16.46% spoke Spanish.
    • French based languages were spoken only 1.38%
    • French was spoken by 0.83%, followed by German at only 0.59% and Italian at 0.44%
  • State Bird.
    • Florida’s state bird is the Mockingbird.
    • They are best known for the habit of some species mimicking the songs of other birds.
    • Mockingbirds also have a reputation of being fierce defenders of their nests.
  • A popular place.
    • This land of swaying palm trees and warm ocean breezes attracts visitors the year around, usually 80 million annually.
    • Many vacationers enjoy Walt Disney World Resort.
    • A theme park near Orlando.
    • Miami Beach, a suburb of Miami, is one of the state’s many famous resort centers.
  • Most popular Beach.
    • Some of the most popular beaches are near the Gulf Coast.
    • The most popular beaches are usually located near major population centers like Clearwater, Sarasota and Naples.
    • They attract lots of people all year round and are hot destinations for visitors from around the world.
    • Also, Clearwater is one of the best beaches in Florida.
  • Summary.
    • Florida is called the Sunshine state because it has sunny days, even in the winter.
    • Most of Florida’s climate is subtropical.
    • Over 70% of Florida languages are spoken only English.
    • The state bird is the mockingbird, they are best known for good defenders of their nests.
    • Florida attracts many visitors around the world, also many people enjoy going to Walt Disney world and a theme park near Orlando.
    • One of the most popular beaches are near the Gulf Coast
  • If I spent one whole day here…
    • The first thing I would do would be going to my Grandmas new house in Cape Coral.
    • Second, I would go to Fort Myers beach for most of the day.
    • Then, I would spend the rest of the day shopping.