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He is credited with 'discovering' Florida1513, while searching for the Fountain of Youth
Year of statehoodFlorida was the 27th state admitted into the Union
Year Florida was declared territory of U.S.Occurred after Spanish ratification of Adams-Onis Treaty
Current capital city133rd most populous city in the U.S.
Original capital CITIESThere were 2 capitals as Florida was divided into 2 colonies during British occupation
Number of countiesThe average number is 62 per state
State FlowerAdopted May 5, 1909
State BirdAlso the state bird of Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas
State MammalHighly threatened species- Their numbers are estimated between 80-100
State ReptileFormerly on the endangered species list
First ELECTED GovernorAll preceeding governors were appointed, not elected
Most populous cityOriginally named Cowford Crossing
Most populous metropolis5.5 million people call this metro home
North/South InterstateFirst section opened in Jacksonville in 1960
North/South InterstateBegins in Hialeah and ends near Valdosta, Georgia
East/West InterstateEnters Florida near Pensacola and ends in downtown Jacksonville
East/West InterstateTechnically an INTRAstate highway as it is entirely in Florida
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Largest Lake730 square miles; half the size of Rhode Island
Longest RiverOne of only 32 rivers in the world that flow north
Highest pointAt 345 feet, it's the lowest high point of all 50 states
Bordering StateThe Peach State
Bordering StateHeart of Dixie
Closest CountryApprox 50 miles at it's closest point
2nd Closest CountryApprox 90 miles from Key West
Largest Civil War BattleThere is a reenactment of the Confederate victory every February
NFL TeamExpansion team who played their first season in 1995
NFL TeamHold the record for most consecutive losses with 26
NFL TeamOnly NFL team to record a true 'perfect season'
NHL TeamBeat the Calgary Flames to win their first Stanley Cup in 2004
NHL TeamSwept by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals
MLB TeamWon the World Series in 1997 as a Wild Card
MLB TeamExpansion franchise that began play in 1998 along with the Arizona Diamondbacks
NBA TeamManaged by Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley
NBA TeamDrafted Shaquille O'Neal in the 1992 draft

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