Florida by Joshua Brown May 1, 2023 73 Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, and to the east by Atlantic Ocean. Florida has a population of 21 million people as of 2020, making it one of America’s most populous states. Its capital city is Tallahassee with other major cities being Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay Area and Orlando. The climate in Florida varies depending on location but generally consists of hot summers and mild winters due its tropical location within North America which makes for ideal beach-going weather throughout much year round – especially along its pristine coastline which boasts some 825 miles (1327 km) worth shoreline including barrier Islands such as Sanibel Island & Captiva Island off Southwest Coast or The Keys stretching from Key Largo down south towards Key West – all part what’s known as “The Sunshine State”. In terms of geography; besides having an abundance coastal regions there are also many inland areas boasting freshwater lakes & swamps like Lake Okeechobee near Fort Myers area plus vast wetlands & estuaries hosting diverse wildlife habitat home species like Alligators & Manatees amongst others found around Central/South FL parts . Additionally wide open grasslands can be seen across Northern portion thanks agricultural industry that thrives here too namely citrus production covering acres orange groves spread out over different counties statewide particularly those surrounding Tampa bay area where oranges take center stage each spring when annual ‘Orange Blossom Festival’ takes place usually held February/March timeframe every year while visitors feel welcomed warm hospitality locals bring forth during festivities celebrating harvest season best way possible! At same time tourism plays integral roles economy despite Covid related issues although theme parks tend remain top attractions drawing millions tourists annually Disney World Universal Studios Legoland SeaWorld Adventure Park Busch Garden just few names come mind – yet historic sites museums outdoor recreational activities remain popular offering something everyone whether anglers looking catch big bass waters Everglades National park hikers tackling trails Apalachicola forest kayakers pedaling mangrove tunnels Ten Thousand islands …or simply families taking stroll beaches watching dolphins play surfers riding waves at sunrise ! There no shortage things do experience wonderful sunshine state sure captivate anyone visit would love return again soon enough!