CAPITAL: Tallahassee

STATEHOOD: 1845; 27th state

ATTRACTIONS: Everglades, Florida Keys, Kennedy Space Center

FUN FACT: Lightning strikes Florida an average of 1.45 million times a year. 

State Flower: orange blossom; State Bird: mockingbird; State Animal: panther; State Quarter />
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Photos: maogg, iStockphoto (quarter); visual7, iStockphoto (flag); Alterfalter, Dreamstime (orange blossom); DenGuy, iStockphoto (Florida panther); Steve Byland, Dreamstime (mockingbird)

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