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Florida Overview

(Encyclopedia) Florida flôr´ĭdə, flŏr´– [key], state in the extreme SE United States. A long, low peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean (E) and the Gulf of Mexico (W), Florida is bordered by Georgia a...

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(Encyclopedia) Florida: see Confederate cruisers .

Florida

Capital: Tallahassee State abbreviation/Postal code: Fla./FL Governor: Rick Scott, R (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Carlos López-Cantera, R (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Marco Rubio, …

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(Encyclopedia) city, densely populated urban center, larger than a village or a town, whose inhabitants are engaged primarily in commerce and industry. In the United States a city is legally an incorporated m...

Florida Keys

(Encyclopedia) Florida Keys, chain of coral and limestone islands and reefs, c.150 mi (240 km) long, extending from Virginia Key, S of Miami Beach, to Key West, and forming the southern extremity of Florida. ...

Florida, Straits of

(Encyclopedia) Florida, Straits of, passage, c.90 mi (145 km) wide, between the Florida Keys in the north and Cuba in the south. It connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Atlantic Ocean.

West Florida Controversy

(Encyclopedia) West Florida Controversy, conflict between Spain and the United States concerning possession of Florida. By the Treaty of Paris of 1763, Britain received Florida from Spain, and from France tha...

Florida, University of

(Encyclopedia) Florida, University of, at Gainesville; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered and opened 1853 at Ocala, moved to Gainesville in 1906. The Center for Latin American Studies, t...

Florida State University

(Encyclopedia) Florida State University, at Tallahassee; coeducational; chartered 1851, opened 1857. Present name was adopted in 1947. Special research facilities include those in nuclear science and oceanogr...