General Facts About Florida.
Florida is a state in the southeast United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 3rd most populous and the 8th most densely populated of the United States. Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Miami metropolitan area is the eighth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Tallahassee is the state capital.
It has the longest coastline in the United States, around 1,350 miles (2,170 km). Much of the state is at or near sea level and because of that there are many lakes in Florida, in excess of 30,000. The climate varies from subtropical in the north, where it's common to see a frost in the winter to tropical in the south. The American alligator, American crocodile, Florida panther, and Manatee can be found in the Everglades National Park.