Florida State
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Florida State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Florida as the 27th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Florida.

State Name:
Florida

Abbreviation:
FL

Capital:
Tallahassee

Date of Statehood:
March 3, 1845

Population:
17,789,864 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
The mild climate of Florida is ideal for the many crops of the state including oranges, grapefruits and tomatoes. Other agricultural efforts include potatoes, melons, strawberries, sugar cane, dairy products, cattle and calves.

Primary Industry:
Tourism is Florida's biggest source of income. Other industries and products include logging and forest products.

Nickname:
The Sunshine State

Motto:
In God We Trust

Flower:
Orange Blossom (Legislation of 1909)
Picture of the Orange Blossom, the official state flower of Florida.

Tree:
Sabal Palm (Legislation of 1953)

Bird:
Mockingbird (Legislation of 1927)
Picture of the Mockingbird, the official state bird of Florida.
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Fish:
Largemouth Bass (Legislation of 1975)

Insect:
Zebra Longwing Butterfly (Legislation of 1996)

Gemstone:
Moonstone (Legislation of 1970)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Florida.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Florida.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Florida.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Florida state.
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