Thursday, May 5

Facts about Florida

Florida Facts

Learn facts about Florida for kids.

I love to learn facts about the different states. Do you? I 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. You will learn about Florida's state flag, bird, and other facts.

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 is on the other. Florida is bordered by two states: Alabama and Georgia. Florida is the twenty-second (22nd) largest state in the United States. Florida is a big state. About 21,780,000 people are living in Florida.


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Facts about Florida:

1. Florida is known for a few things: alligators, beaches, and oranges. The nicknames for 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. Tallahassee is the capital of Florida. It officially became the capital in 1824 and has a population of around 197,787 people.

3. The Florida state bird is the northern mockingbird, which was chosen as the state bird in 1927. The northern mockingbird has grayish-brown to dark brown feathers with some white, and its chest and underneath area are off-white.

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 lovely 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 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 animals that live in Florida are alligators, bears, dolphins, flamingos, panthers, pelicans, otters, and crocodiles.

9. Florida can get very hot and cold, depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature 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 use the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the 50 states' posts 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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