Florida is for sunny, warm and pleasant vacation. The “Sunshine State” with approximately 14 million inhabitants and a total area of about 150,000 km ², is not nearly as big as Germany.
In central Florida there are only a few large cities. Orlando or Tallahassee (the capital of Florida) are exceptions. Most people have settled and because of tourism in the immediate coastal regions. In the big cities Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa or even Jackson ville today live far represent more than 5 million inhabitants, the most of the population. Florida is to California’s most popular state in the U.S..
Thus, the population continues to rise with no breaks. The main part of the people living in Florida is the white population, with approximately 10 million inhabitants inputs. The remaining 4 million Hispanic or African descent. Florida is also known for its numerous orange groves. From here, many parts of the USA with this sweet fruit are supplied.
The highest point in Florida is approximately 103 m above sea level. NN. The majority of the South consists of extensive marshes, also known as Everglades
will. Florida is a huge peninsula that juts far over 700 km into the sea. On one side of Florida is located in the Gulf of Mexico with sandy beaches and on the other side of the peninsula is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. On this coast are the exclusive resorts such as Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach or Daytona Beach.
Downstream of Florida are the Florida Keys. An island chain which stretches more than 160 km, where the individual islands are connected by bridges. The best time to go is the spring, the temperatures here are warm and there are few rainy days. Due to its proximity to the Caribbean, and because Florida is largely surrounded by the sea, there is often too short but heavy rainfall, mostly in the afternoon. Late summer to autumn, sometimes even draw strong tropical storms or hurricanes on the Florida Sun-kissed