25 Awesome Facts About Florida You Might Not Know

Florida is the kind of place most Americans love to hate (or hate to love), but will visit at some point of their lives regardless. Almost everyone has some kind of Florida memory, whether it’s good or bad. On the one hand, Florida lovers don’t need an excuse to make their way to the Sunshine State and have fun, no matter what time of the year it may be. On the other hand, those who don’t know much about Florida and who’ve heard mainly about the high crime rate in America’s third most populous state, are a little skeptical about visiting anytime soon. Of course, it’s probably true that in its long history, Florida has inspired as much madness and murder as it has fantasies of a magical kingdom where dreams really do come true. After all, Walt Disney was right about one thing: Florida is the kind of place that captures the wildest of imaginations. The landscape is exaggerated, and invites exaggeration. Spanish explorers saw manatees and imagined them to be mermaids; Ponce de Leon saw crystal-clear springs and imagined them to be fountains of youth. Get to know the “sunshine state” a little bit more with these 25 Awesome Facts About Florida You Might Not Know. Florida truly is one of the country’s most beautiful, intriguing, and adventurous states.

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Florida is the flattest state in the country. Florida’s mean elevation is just one hundred feet (thirty meters). Britton Hill is the highest natural point in the state with a summit elevation of just 345 feet (105 meters) above sea level. Britton Hill is the lowest state highest point in the United States. The lowest points of sixteen U.S. states are higher than Britton Hill.

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Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States (1,350 miles or 2,170 km) and is the only state that borders both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

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With over 1,300 courses, Florida has more golf courses than any other state in the country.

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Florida is the largest producer of citrus fruits in the United States and third in the world behind Brazil and China.

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The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art in Coral Gables is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the preservation, diffusion, and promotion of Hispanic and Latin American Art.

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