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The oldest European settlement in North American is Saint Augustine. America’s launch pad for space flight is Cape
Canaveral. Miles of sand beaches - 1,200-Miles of coastline - 1,800-Number of golf courses - more than 1,250.
Florida has more golf courses than any other state. Palm Beach County has more golf courses than any other county
in the country. One of the most dived shipwrecks in the world is in Benwood. The natural springs in Safety Harbor
has attracted attention worldwide for their curative powers. Ben Green invented the first suntan cream in 1944 in
Miami Beach. In the United State, Key West had the highest average temperature. Maimi had the first automated
bank teller machine made especially for roller bladers. One of the two naturally round lakes in the world is in DeFunaik Springs.
Florida was admitted to United States as a State on March 3, 1845 (27th State) Governor - Charlie Crist Capital
Tallahassee-Nickname - Sunshine State State Flower - Orange Blossom-Number of Counties in Florida – 67
Form of Government - Governor and independent cabinet consisting of Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer,
Commissioner of Agriculture Legislature - 120 House Districts, 40 Senate Districts, 23 Congressional Districts.
Number of people who move to Florida each day - 1,000-Number of major commercial airports – 19-Number of
international airports – 12 Number of deepwater ports – 14-Miles of sand beaches - 1,200 Miles of coastline - 1,800
Number of golf courses - more than 1,250-Florida has more golf courses than any other state Palm Beach County has
more golf courses than any other county in the country-Number of hotel rooms in Florida - more than 370,000
Number of campgrounds - 700 (100,000 campsites)-Number of people who camp in Florida each year - 6 million
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