Carys River, Suwannee River Major Lakes - Lake Okeechobee, Lake George Highest Point - A hill in Walton County - 345 feet 105 m above sea level Bordering States - Georgia, Alabama Bordering Bodies of Water - Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico Origin of the Name Florida - Florida was first seen by the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon on Palm Sunday on April 2, 1513 - he then named the “Pascua de Florida,” meaning “Feast of Flowers” and claimed it for Spain State Nickname - The Sunshine State Motto - “In God we trust.” Osprey and eagles, dolphins and tarpon, coral-reef forests, oceans of saw grass: despite the best efforts of 21st-century humans, overwhelming portions of Florida remain untamed, sometimes disconcertingly so. Many of these folks, and their descendants, have gone on to create or provide patronage for the arts, as evidenced by enormous concert spaces in Miami, a glut of museums on the Gulf Coast, and a long, literary tradition – Florida has produced more than her fair share of great American authors. Flag adopted 1899. Florida's flag has a red cross of St. Some desire a beach getaway of swimming, seafood and sunsets. To meet loggerheads and manatees underwater, eye to eye. I was raised on wetlands and I'm drawn to wetlands, and I can't think of a state that better combines that favoured biome with some of my other great travel loves – namely, good food, ethnic entrepôts, warm weather and nice beaches. And that experiment – and this state – is more diverse than ever. From rural hunters and trappers in her geographically northern, culturally Southern climes, to Jewish transplants sitting side by side with Latin arrivals from every Spanish-speaking nation in the world, it's hard to beat Florida when it comes to experiencing the human tapestry at its most colourful and vibrant. Enter your postcode to find your legislators. While many know Florida for beaches and theme parks, few understand this is one of the most populous states in the country, a bellwether for the American experiment. We come to Florida to experience this taste of wildness, to paddle so close to our toothsome Jurrasic-era friends that our palms tingle. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.
The state rankings are based on 34 measures involving four health determinants: behaviors, community and environment, policy and clinical care. The scoring methodology was developed and reviewed by public health experts. Floridas ranking down from 33 in 2015 in part reflects its high rate of residents with no health insurance, 15 percent. Only two states Texas and Alaska had higher rates. Florida also struggles with a high child poverty rate of 24.4 percent. Only six states had higher rates. Floridas ranking down from 33rd in 2015 - in part reflects its high rate of residents with no health insurance, 15 percent. Only two states Texas and Alaska had higher rates. Florida also struggles with a high child poverty rate of 24.4 percent. Only six states had higher rates. The Affordable Care Act gives states the option of extending Medicaid coverage to working-age adults who earn at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, the federal government paid the entire cost to cover newly eligible Medicaid recipients under the health care law. Florida Gov.
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