He was searching for the Fountain of
Ponce de León claimed Florida for
When the U.S. gained Florida, there
were wars until 1842 with the
They were fighting over
In what year did Florida become a
state in the United States?
Florida became a state in 1845.
Florida is 500 miles long and 160
Florida is the 3rd wettest state and is
covered by 11,761 square miles of water
Longest River: St. Johns at 273
Largest Lake: Lake Okeechobee at 700
The highest point in Florida is Britton Hill,
Lakewood Park and is 345 feet above sea
Largest County: Palm Beach at 2,578
Smallest County: Union at 245
Florida is bordered by Alabama and
Nickname : Sunshine
There are 67 counties in
Average Summer Temperature: 81.6 (F)
Average Winter Temperature: 60.2 (F)
From June 1 through November
30 is Florida’s hurricane season
Tallahassee is the capital of Florida.
• Florida is a very interesting state with
many things to do. Most people do not
know anything about the state though,
only about the attractions. SO next time
you go to Florida, you’ll know a few things.
I hope everyone has learned something
during this PowerPoint presentation,
because I know I did!
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