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Flag Florida Florida is a state of the United States. It is located in the Southeastern United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the north. Much of the state's land mass is a large peninsula with the Gulf of Mexico to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Caribbean to the south. Florida was admitted as the 27th U.S. state in 1845, after a three hundred year period of European rule.
With an area of 65,755 square miles (170,305 km2), it is ranked 22nd in size among the 50 U.S. states. Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, encompassing approximately 1,350 miles (2,170 km).


Map Florida Also known as : The Sunshine State
Capital : Tallahassee
Largest city : Miami
Population : 18 537 969
Abbreviation : FL
Main cities : Miami, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Fort Myers, Pensacola, Titusville, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Lakeland, St-Petersburg, Sarasota