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State Facts

Full Name

State of Florida

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

March 3, 1845 (27th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

15,982,378 (4th)

Land Area (Rank)

53,927 square miles; 139,670 square kilometers (26th)

Capital

Tallahassee

Postal Abbreviation

FL

State Nicknames

  • Sunshine State,
  • Orange State,
  • Everglades State,
  • Alligator State,
  • Southernmost State

Motto

In God we trust

Song

“The Swanee River (Old Folks at Home)” (music and words by Stephen Foster)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Orange blossom
  • Tree: Sabal palmetto
  • Bird: Mockingbird
  • Gem: Moonstone
  • Stone: Agatized coral
  • Animal: Florida panther

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Citrus,
    • vegetables,
    • nursery stock,
    • cattle,
    • sugarcane,
    • dairy products
  • Industry:
    • Tourism,
    • electric equipment,
    • food processing,
    • printing and publishing,
    • transportation equipment,
    • machinery