Thursday, May 5

Facts about Florida

Hello to YOU!! 

Who is ready to learn some cool facts about Florida?

Joey and Jinger love learning facts about the different states. Do you? They would like to share some of those cool facts with you! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted facts about Delaware. This week we are posting facts about Florida.

Did you know that Florida was the 27th state to join the union? Yep, that is right. Florida officially joined the union on March 3, 1845! Florida is located on the Southeastern Coast of the United States. The Gulf of Mexico is on one side of Florida and the Atlantic Ocean is on the other side. Florida is bordered by two(2)states: Alabama and Georgia. Florida is the twenty-second (22nd) largest state in the United States. Florida is a big state. There are about 21,780,000 people living in Florida.


Share a cool fun fact about the state you reside in?


Facts about Florida:

1. A few things Florida is known for are alligators, beaches, and oranges. The nicknames for the state of Florida are: The Sunshine State and The Alligator State. The Sunshine State is Florida’s official nickname. The Florida state motto is In God We Trust. The abbreviation for Florida is FL.

2. The capital of Florida is Tallahassee. Tallahassee officially became the capital of Florida in 1824. Tallahassee has a population of around 197,787 people.

3. The Florida state bird is the Northern mockingbird. The Northern mockingbird was chosen as the state bird in 1927. The Florida Northern mockingbird has grayish-brown to dark brown feathers with some white. The Florida Northern mockingbird has an off-white color on its chest and underneath area.

4. The Florida official state flower is the Orange Blossom. The Florida Orange Blossom grows on orange trees. They start blooming as early as February; sometimes earlier. The Florida Orange Blossoms are white in color. The Florida Orange Blossoms are star-shaped. They are very beautiful flowers!! The Florida Orange Blossom became Florida’s official state flower in 1909.

5. The first flag Florida used was on June 25, 1845. The Florida state flag that is used today became the official flag on November 6, 1900. The flag has changed a few times over the years.

6. Some crops that are grown in Florida are: oranges, blueberries, tangerines, tomatoes, watermelons, and corn.

7. A few places to visit in Florida are: Walt Disney World, The EPCOT, and the Universal Orlando Resort. If you love beaches Florida has many of them! Here is a list of some of them:

Clearwater beach

Daytona beach

Fort Lauderdale beach

Miami beach

Naples beach

Panama City beach

Pensacola beach

8. Some of the animals that live in Florida are alligators, bears, dolphins, flamingos, panthers, pelicans, otters, and some crocodiles.

9. Florida can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Florida was 109 degrees Fahrenheit in Monticello, Florida on June 29, 1931. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Florida was -2 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees below zero) in Tallahassee, Florida on February 13, 1899.


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Get your free printable Florida worksheet here:

Florida worksheet 

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Books about Florida:

1. Welcome to Florida by Asa Gilland

2. Florida by Tamra B. Orr

3. Florida: What's So Great About This State? by Kate Jerome

4. Hello, Florida! by Martha Zschock

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.


You can Click here to purchase the 50 states workbook on Amazon.

You can also utilize the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the 50 states post in one convenient place. 

Tune in next week to learn some cool facts about Georgia! Thank you for reading my post!! "Don't have a good day; have a GREAT day!" -Free Guy the movie.


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