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Miles of Shoreline

Florida has 8,436 miles of shoreline, which is like driving from Miami to Pensacola 12 times.1

18.5%

How wet is Florida? 18.5% of the state is covered by water.2

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Miles of Rivers

Florida has 25,949 miles of rivers, which is a little longer than the circumference of the earth!3

Famous Florida Wildlife

Manatee

Manatee in the water
Manatee

Manatees are a migratory species and can be found as far north as Massachusetts, but congregate in the warm waters of Florida during the winter.

Black Bear

Black Bear walking
Black Bear

Black bears can be found throughout Florida, and biologists estimate that there are just over 4,000 in the state.

American Crocodile

American Crocodile sunning on a rock
American Crocodile

South Florida is the only place where both crocodiles and alligators coexist.

Flamingo

Profile view of flamingo
Flamingo

These immediately recognizable birds were once thought to be an invasive species in Florida, but recent evidence has shown they are native to the state.

State Flower
The state flower of Florida is the Orange Blossom.
State Saltwater Mammal
The state saltwater mammal of Florida is the Dolphin.
FLORIDA STATE ANIMAL
The state animal of Florida is the Florida Panther.
Population
Nearly 21.5 million people call themselves Floridians, making it the 3rd most populous state.