Florida is a state in the southeastern region ofthe United States, bordered to the west by theGulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama andGeorgia and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 4thmost populous, and the 8th most denselypopulated of the 50 United States. The statecapital is Tallahassee.
19,057,542a large proportion of the population of Florida isHispanic mostly from Cuba and DominicanRepublic.Extensión170,304 km2
The climate of Florida is tempered somewhat bythe fact that no part of the state is verydistant from the ocean. North of LakeOkeechobee, the prevalent climate is humidsubtropical, while coastal areas south of thelake (including the Florida Keys) have a truetropical climate.Mean high temperatures for late July areprimarily in the low 90s Fahrenheit (32–34 °C).
Tourism makes up the largest sector of the stateeconomy. Warm weather and hundreds of miles ofbeaches attract about 60 million visitors to the stateevery year.Amusement parks, especially in the Orlando area,make up a significant portion of tourism. The WaltDisney World Resort is the largest vacation resort inthe world, consisting of four theme parks and morethan 20 hotels in Lake Buena Vista, Florida; it, andUniversal Orlando Resort, Busch Gardens, SeaWorld,and other major parks drive state tourism. Manybeach towns are also popular tourist destinations,particularly in the winter months.
Disney World Resort(Orlando) Universal Orlando Resort(Orlando)
Freedom Tower(Miami) Dali Museum(St. petrerburgs)
As of the year 2000, the three largestdenominational groups in Florida are Catholic,Evangelical Protestant, and Mainline Protestant.
The basic structure, duties, function, andoperations of the government of the state ofFlorida are defined and established by theFlorida Constitution, which establishes the basiclaw of the state and guarantees various rightsand freedoms of the people. The stategovernment consists of three separatebranches: judicial, executive, and legislative.