Tourism and agriculture continue to be major economic activities of Florida. The Sunshine State is known for its colossal orange produce, the Kennedy Space Center, and some of the biggest amusement parks of North America. Amusement parks, particularly those located in Orlando, account for maximum tourist arrivals. The Walt Disney World Resort, Sea World, Universal Orlando Resort, and Busch Gardens are major tourism hubs.
Known for its subtropical and tropical climate, Florida is home to a rich biodiversity, with some of its unique birds and animal species such as, manatee, crocodile, American alligator, and Florida panther being found in the Everglades National Park. Warm weather and a splendid beach line attract more than 60 million leisure tourists annually. While tourists continue to visit the southwestern state throughout the year, spring break is the peak season.
One of the southeastern states of the United States, Florida shares borders with the Gulf of Mexico, Georgia, Alabama, and the Atlantic Ocean. While Tallahassee is the state capital, Jacksonville is the largest city, and Miami Metropolitan Area remains Florida’s largest metropolis. Largely a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean, the Straits of Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico, the Sunshine State is known for its extensive coastline that covers a whopping 1,350 miles.
Floridian culture inherits a significant influence of multiple ethnicities, Native American, African American, Hispanic, and European American. One can see cultural diversity to a large extent in its cuisine and architecture. Famous for its keen interest in active sports, Florida plays host to number of sporting events such as, tennis, golf, water sports, and auto racing.
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