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.
Date of Statehood:
March 3, 1845
17,789,864 (US Census 2005 estimate)
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.
Tourism is Florida's biggest source of income. Other industries and products include logging and forest products.
The Sunshine State
In God We Trust
Orange Blossom (Legislation of 1909)
Sabal Palm (Legislation of 1953)
Mockingbird (Legislation of 1927)
Largemouth Bass (Legislation of 1975)
Zebra Longwing Butterfly (Legislation of 1996)
Moonstone (Legislation of 1970)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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