Florida Flights

Florida Flights
2012 and some 2013 dates

Florida is an amazing place to visit for vacation, if you would like to know a little more about the state, here are a few facts and figures.

Florida covers a total area of 58,560 square miles, 54,252 square miles of land & 4,308 square miles covered by water. The tidal shoreline covers a great 2,276 statute miles with beaches covering a further 663 miles.

The 4,308 square miles covered by water include 7,700 lakes covering over 10 acres, 27 springs and within these areas you will also find 4,500 islands of varying size.

North to South Florida covers 447 miles in length (St. Marys River to Key West) & 361 miles (Atlantic Ocean to Perdido River) East to West in width.

Other Information

Smallest county - Union, 245 square miles

Largest county - Palm Beach, 2,578 square miles

The Florida capital is Tallahassee

Florida has 67 counties

The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art is the only museum in the America that is dedicated to the preservation of Hispanic and Latin American Art.

The highest elevation is Walton County in the Panhandle - 345 ft

In 1967 orange juice was proclaimed the official state beverage of Florida.

The first graded road built in Florida was Old Kings Road, built in 1763 it was named after King George (England)

New England Congregationalists founded Rollins Collegein Winter Park in 1885. Now the oldest college in Florida.

The Benwood in the Florida Keys is known as one of the most dived shipwrecks in the world.



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