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Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, USA, located between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4 The city has about 100,000 inhabitants, was founded in 1883 and was granted status as a city two years later, in 1885. Florida became a state in 1845, and Polk County was established in 1861.

During World War II, hundreds of young British pilots learned to fly at Lakeland's Lodwick Airport by volunteer flight instructors, a collection of barnstormers and independent pilots. Later, when the United States entered the war, supported the Army Air Corps in training field Lodwick to train pilots for its fighters, bombers and transport planes.

Sommrene is usually hot and humid with high temperatures. As a rule in Central Florida, the afternoon thunderstorms, throughout the summer. Winters are dry and mild, although a rare cold snap will drop temperatures below freezing.

A dominant feature in Lakeland is the city's many lakes. There are 38 named lakes in Lakeland with a number of other bodies of water unnamed, mostly phosphate mine pits that eventually has been filled with water.

Century Plaza, which is located in Lakeland, Florida, is one of the tallest buildings in Polk County. It is the headquarters of the Center State Bank is also home to Century Realty and Clark, Campbell, Mawhinney & Lancaster, PA It is also one of the buildings that grace the Lakeland skyline.

Munn Park is a green oasis in the heart of Lakeland, where people can spend some quiet time in between trees and flowers. It has been part of the city's land creating since before it was officially a city of Lakeland.
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