7 Facts Americans Don’t Know About Florida

Spanish Heritage: The name "Florida" comes from the Spanish word "florido," meaning "full of flowers." Spanish explorers first arrived in Florida in the early 16th century.

No State Income Tax: Florida is one of the few states in the U.S. that does not have a state income tax, making it attractive for retirees and individuals seeking tax advantages.

Large Cuban Population: Florida is home to the largest Cuban-American population in the country, with significant Cuban communities in cities like Miami and Tampa.

Theme Park Capital: Florida is known as the theme park capital of the world, with popular attractions including Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and Busch Gardens.

Alligator Capital: Florida has the highest population of alligators in the United States. It's estimated that there are over one million wild alligators in the state.

Hurricane Frequency: Florida is the most hurricane-prone state in the U.S., with a long history of tropical storms and hurricanes affecting the region during hurricane season (June to November).

Diverse Ecosystems: Florida is home to diverse ecosystems, including the Everglades, a unique subtropical wetland known for its rich biodiversity and endangered species.

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