Entered the Union: March 3, 1845
As the: 27th state
Motto: In God we trust
Nickname: Sunshine State
Flower: Orange Blossom
Song: The Suwanee River (Old Folks at Home)
Sports Teams: Miami Heat (Men's Basketball), Orlando Magic (Men's Basketball), Miami Dolphins (Football), Jacksonville Jaguars (Football), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Football), Florida Marlins (Baseball), Florida Panthers (Hockey), Tampa Bay Lightning (Hockey)
Origin of Name: From the Spanish, meaning "feast of flowers"
Major Industries: Oranges, tourism, electrical equipment, phosphate rock mining
Historical Sites: St. Augustine, Fort Matanza National Monument, DeSoto National Memorial, Fort Jefferson National Monument
Points of Interest: Walt Disney World, EPCOT Center, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Everglades National Park, Busch Gardens, Key West, Sea World, Ormond-Daytona Beach, Universal Studios Florida
Bordering States: Georgia, Alabama
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