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Capital -- Tallahassee
Nickname -- Sunshine State.

Motto -- In God We Trust.

Population -- (2010 census). 18,801,310 -- rank, 4th state. Urban, 84.3%; rural, 15.7%. Persons per square mile, 240.1 (persons per square kilometer, 92.7)-- rank, 11th state.

Extent -- Area, 58,664 square miles (151,939 square kilometers), including 4,511 square miles (11,683 square kilometers) of water surface (22nd state in size).

Elevation -- Highest, 345 feet (105 meters), in Walton County in the northwest; lowest, sea level; average, 100 feet (30 meters).

    The largest metropolitan area in Florida is Miami. The Tampa Bay area is the second largest metro area followed by the Greater Orlando area which ranks 3rd in population. Florida has a total of 20 metropolitan areas which contain the 67 counties in the state.

    Florida is bordered to the east, south and west by water - the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic ocean. The states of Alabama and Georgia form the northern border. The top 10 cities in Florida by population are Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Hialeah, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Port Saint Lucie, and Pembroke Pines.

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