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.
State Name: Florida
Capital of Florida State: Tallahassee
Date of Statehood: March 3, 1845
Florida State Population: 17,789,864 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: 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.
Primary Industry: Tourism is Florida's biggest source of income. Other industries and products include logging and forest products.
Florida State Nickname: The Sunshine State
Florida State Motto: In God We Trust
Florida State Flower:
Orange Blossom (Citrus sinensis)(Legislation of 1909)
Florida State Tree: Sabal Palm (Legislation of 1953)
Florida State Bird:
Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)(Legislation of 1927)
Florida State Fish: Largemouth Bass (Legislation of 1975)
Florida State Insect: Zebra Longwing Butterfly (Legislation of 1996)
Florida State Gemstone: Moonstone (Legislation of 1970)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Florida State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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Florida State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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