Florida is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida.
Official language: English
Spoken languages: Predominantly English and Spanish
Demonym: Floridian, Floridan
Largest city: Jacksonville
Largest metro: Greater Miami
Before statehood: Florida Territory