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Florida also called the Sunshine State due to the good climatic conditions. Florida also has a rich tourist offer and perhaps the world's best, which is the state's main source of income. Florida is a peninsula with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Atlantic coast is shallow and has a belt of sand dunes and sheltered lagoons. Gulf coast is more indented, with low swamps.
As a traveler aim Florida is a wonderful destination. Here we find everything from sleepy towns to metropolises like Miami, Tampa, etc..
In the area around Kissimmee finds a few of the most visited tourist attractions, with Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot Center, the Sea World, Universal Studios, etc, etc ...
Going variety of all attractions, sights and muses in the state you need at least 4 weeks. Just going through the "Disney World", will need a least 3-4 days and have their children with them goes fast 1 week.
Remember, all the major attractions can be purchased admission pass for several days, this saves as much to buy. For it takes time to get through the main attractions, as they are the size of a Norwegian town in circumference.
Car is important in Florida if not necessary to get around the state.
There are numerous car rental companies, as also can order when booking the trip. One has in most cases not allowed to take the rental car across the state border, if you wish this must tell in advance.
The roads are very good and well signposted. It is easy to find, good parking wherever you are. The speed limit on the main road (highway) 55 Mils (90km) and has two additional fields around the main towns. Getting an engine failure, an opening hood and sit in the car until a police patrol. This will give a message that one has problems and have to be unlucky enough to be robbed.
In the southern part of Florida are a Florida Strait, consisting of several hundred coral reefs, this connects Key West which is the outermost part of the Strait. This part is also also the lowest part of the United States and does not exceed more than 100 m in some places.
The inner part of Florida consists of marshes and large lakes, the largest being in the South Okeechobee that goes into swamp areas and Big Cypress National Park "The Everglades"
The major cities in Florida, Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa. The capital of Florida is located in the northwestern part and called Tallahassee. By university cities there Gainesville, Tallahassee and Tampa.
Businesses in Florida consists of tourism, which publishes approximately one third of the state's income wedges. Furthermore, the state of Florida who produces the most citrus fruits and vegetables of all USA states.
It also produced some tobacco, sugar, cotton and corn etc.
The first European to Florida was the Spaniard Ponce de Leon. The area was then inhabited by Indians, and the U.S. is its indigenous people, who mostly practiced simple agriculture.
In 1565 founded the Spaniards Augustine, USA's oldest city. In 1763-1783 Florida was under the British flag and received many immigrants. In 1821, the Spanish sold Florida to the United States.
The Indians had been living in peace for the Spaniards, but as it got more immigrants, it became less and less room for them. Eventually, they were incorporated into reserves, this led to a war broke out between Indians and immigrants. After the war (1863 - 42) was transferred to the Indian state of Oklahoma, but except for a few hundred who hid away in the swamp areas.
Florida was subsequently incorporated as the 27th state is the United States but entered the Union in 1861 and joined the Confederate States of America. After the Civil War (1868) quit it again to the Union. Economic growth did not start in the state before the turn of the century and gathered momentum after the First World War.
Rapid industrialization and urbanization after World War II by many his views, as amended Florida more of a northern state than as part of the South.