In this article, we present you 15 facts and trivia about Florida. Let’s learn something new about the Sunshine State.
1. Greater Miami is an area in the United States on which territory there are two national parks. These are Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park. Tourists visiting these two reserves have the opportunity to enjoy in beautiful untouched nature.
2. PuntaGorda is a city located in Florida. His name in Spanish means “fat point”. The city got this name because it is the place where beautiful Charlotte Harbor and Peace River meet.
3. Espiritu Santo Springs is a small city in Florida. The name’s origin dates back to 1539, when he was namedby Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. Then, he was looking for the Fountain of Youth, and was attracted by many natural springs. This location still attracts many tourists from all over the world.
4. Florida is known as the federal state that is home to the crocodile. As early as 1987, the crocodile was declared as the official state reptile. This animal, long before the official proclamation, was a symbol of the huge wetlands of Florida.
5. Sunshine Skyway Bridge is another symbol of Florida. This is actually a cable-stayed concrete bridge that was officially opened in 1987. Its height is 190 feet, while its length is 4.1 miles, which is 6.7 km. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge stretches across Tampa Bay providing all passengers with an incredible view of this amazing natural harbor.
6. FakahatcheeStrand is a wetland located in Everglades reserve. It has a triple significance for the living world of this area. First of all, it filtrate the water of this location. Also, Fakahatchee Strand is home to numerous plant and animal species. In addition to these advantages, the swamp serves as a natural shield against floods due to it improve water flow.
7. Plant City is another one city in Florida. It isalso known as the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World. This city is the place where the largest strawberry cookie in the world was made. Its dimensions of 827 square feet and 6,000 pounds are recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. This dessert was made on February 19, 1999 at McCall Park.
8. Marathon is a city in Florida that covers an area of 63.5 acres where Crane Point Hammock is located. It is a place where a large number of historical and archaeological sites are located. There are certain relics that indicate that the prehistoric and pre-Colombian peoples used to live here, but also the Indians.
9. Fort Zachary Taylor is a historic site located on Key Wes, an island in Florida. The fortress was used as a stronghold of the Union and as a shield against Confederate ships during the Civil War. Fort was also used over the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II.
10. Dame Point Bridge is located in Jacksonville. It was completed in 1989 when it became the longest cable-stayed bridge in the United States. At the time,it was the third longest bridge of this type in the world.
11. Floridaalso houses the Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art which is located in Coral Gables. This is the only museum dealing with the expansion and promotion of culture, art and tradition of the Hispanic and Latin American nations.
12. The state of Florida is also known for having two rivers of the same name. Both rivers are located in Central Florida, but the first is northern, in Madison County.
13. In Florida, January 1, 1914 was made the first regular flight by plane. Tony Jannus was the first pilot to fly from St. Petersburg. (Florida) to Tampa. This was the first official air line.
14. The name of the famous drink Gatorade is related to the University of Florida Gators.
15. Japanese Gardens located in Delray Beach, as well as the Morikami Museum are related to Japanese culture, and as such, they are the only ones in the United States.