U.S. STATE FACTS

Florida Facts

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Disney World in Orlando Florida

Introduction - Florida Facts

The only U.S. state to boarder both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico is Florida, the state in the most southeast region of the United States. It is situated in a geographical position where it boasts the second longest coastline in the US, only Alaska has a longer coastline. The famous European explorer who first spotted Florida was Ponce de Leon in 1513, when it is believed he landed near what is now Saint Augustine. To find out more information about this state, including why it is named Florida, read the kid-friendly list of state facts, quick facts, historical facts, and interesting facts below.

Florida State Quick Facts

Florida Historical Facts

Florida Keys Facts

Florida Interesting Facts