Location and flagGreat seal of the state of FloridaIn God we Trust
General Facts Miami was named by the Mayaimis, a native tribe wholived in the area. They took the name from lakeOkeechobee, which was called Mayaimis. Maimi has more than 800 parks and is the only city inthe USA that is bordered by 2 separated national parks
General Facts Miami has more than 800 buildings, Miami beach’sArt Deco district is home to the world’s largestcollection of Art Deco Architecture. Is the largest cruise ship port in the world.
Land and populationCity PopulationJacksonville 1,345,596Miami 408,568Tampa 303,000St. Petersburg 248,000Hialeah 226,000Orlando 186,000Ft. Lauderdale 152,000Tallahassee 151,000Hollywood 139,000
Major cities Jacksonville is the largest city in the state of Florida bypopulation and the largest city by area in thecontiguous United States. It is the county seat of DuvalCounty, with which the city government consolidatedin 1968. Is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeasternFlorida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County. Isthe 42nd largest city proper in the USA. According tothe USA Census Bureau, Miami’s metro area is the 8thmost populous and 4th largest urban area in the US.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRXKWCuPwOA
Climate Temperature: tempered climate because is not far fromthe ocean. In the north there is humid subtropicalclimate and in the coast is tropical climate Is the warmest state in the USA. In summer thehighest temperature is 43ºC and in winter the lowesttemperature is -19ºC Is called the Sunshine State because is very sunny andalso central Florida is called the Lightning Capital ofUSA because of the lightning strikes.
Ecology Florida has many types of wildlife also is the onlyknown calving area for the northern right whale. One of the famous animals are the Native bear (300 ->3000) and the non-native snakes and lizards (releasedin the wild)
Tourist destination South Beach Zoo Maimi Sea-Quarium Everglades National Park Miami Museum of Science Miami Children’s Museum
Food Florida is known for several unique foods includingkey lime pie and Floribbean cuisine Citrus production is a major industry and citrus fruitsare widely consumed. The cuisine is influenced by Latin culture.
Music Florida is home to several unique music genresincluding Florida breaks and Miami Bass. One of the famous groups of music from Florida areThe Backstreet Boys.
Universities Miami has over 200,000 students enrolled in localcolleges and universities, placing it 7th in the nationper capita universities enrollment. In 2010, the city’sfour largest colleges and universities graduated 28,000students. The important colleges are Miami Dade College,Florida International University, University of Miamiand Barry University.
Sports Florida has a team in four of out of the five majorprofessional leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL) Not team from Major League Soccer. Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Marlins; Jacksonville Jaguars,Miami Dolphins; Orlando Magic, Miami Heat; FloridaPanthers
Politics Miami is a mayor center an a leader in finance,commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts andinternational trade. In 2010, Miami was classified as anAlpha-World City in the World Cities Study Group’sinventory.Rick Scottambassador ofFlorida
Major cultural traditions Similar to the rest of USA culture but influenced byimmigrant population of Latin American and Europe.It is also influenced by the economy and tourism. Shares history, culture, food and other things with theSpanish, specially Cuban and Puerto Rican.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTtkQwijU1U