Florida

From Encyc
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Florida, also known as the "Sunshine State", is known for its warm climate, orange production, and the city of Miami.

Disney World is located in Orlando, Florida.

Florida is home to the Everglades swamp, a habitat rich with diverse animal and plant species. Alligators live there.

Along the coast of Florida live endangered manatees.

In the 19th century, the Seminole Wars were fought in Florida, with the United States sending forces against the Seminole Indians who took refuge in the swamps, waging a bitter guerilla campaign that lasted for decades.

Florida was originally part of Spain, but was ceded to the United States. The oldest European settlement in the United States is at St. Augustine.