Ponce de Leon named the place we call Florida la Florida, when he sited the eastern coast the peninsula on April 2, 1513 (during the Spanish celebration of Pascua Florida.)
2. Florida has around 74 million citrus trees under cultivation. 90% of the orange juice sold in the United States comes from Florida. The first citrus trees were planted near St Augustine in the 1500s by Spanish explorers.
Alaska has almost five times as much).
4. Key West has the highest average temperature in the United States
Everglades, a region of tropical wetlands in southern Florida, is the only region in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist.
6. The longest fishing pier in the world extends 1.5 miles into Tampa Bay on the old Sunshine Skyway bridge.