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Many symbols of Florida can be found in our Florida coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Florida Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Florida OutlineState Name: Florida
State Nickname: The Sunshine State
State Capital: Tallahassee
State Governor: Rick Scott
State Abbreviation: Fla.
2 letter Postal Code: FL
Area: 58,560 square miles
Date Entered the Union: March 3, 1845
State #: 27
Borders: Alabama, Georgia, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico
Florida flagFlag Meaning: The state seal lies on a red cross that sits in a white field. The words "The Great Seal Of The State of Florida" and the state motto surround the state seal. The sun symbolizes the authority of the state government. Various land formations are representative of the state - hills and lowlands. The steamboat is symbolic of commerce. The tree stands for victory, justice and honor. A Native American is tossing flowers (that represent hope and joy). This also symbolizes the influence of various tribes throughout Florida's history. The red bars represent the bars from the Confederate flag. The flag was adopted in 1899.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 25
State Motto: In God we trust
State Flower: Orange Blossom
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Song: "Suwannee River"
State Tree: Sabal Palmetto Palm
State Mammal: Florida Panther; Manatee
State Reptile: American Alligator
State Fish: Florida Largemouth Bass
State Butterfly: Zebra Longwing
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Hialeah, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood
Famous Residents:
- Pat Boone, singer
- Faye Dunaway, actress
- Jim Morrison, singer
- Sidney Poitier, actor
- Charles and John Ringling, circus fame
- Ben Vereen, actor
Attractions: Disney World, Everglades National Park, Cape Kennedy, First permanent settlement in America, Circus Winter Quarters (winter home of Barnum and Bailey Circus), Cypress Gardens, Hialeah Park, Sea World, Daytona Beach, Parrot Jungle
Agriculture and products: beef cattle, fruits (grapefruit, limes, oranges, tangerines, watermelons), tobacco, vegetables (beans, celery, corn, potatoes, tomatoes), cotton
Industries: tourism, agriculture, furniture, printing & publishing
Natural Resources: lumber, clays, limestone, mineral sands, phosphate, sand, gravel, phosphate, peat, lime deposits

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