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The State of Florida is a state in the southeastern United States. Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Florida's nickname is the Sunshine State but severe weather is a common occurrence in the state. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama, and on the west, at the end of the panhandle, by Alabama.
Ocoee is a city in Orange County, Florida, United States. The population was 24,391 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 29,849.
They established a camp along the northern shores of a lake with open pine woods and found that the clear, clean water did indeed bring them better health. So Starke and his slaves worked in the fields near Lake Apopka during the day and retired to this haven at night. It was around this nucleus in which the community of Starke Lake began to grow. Though the town would eventually change its name, the lake which brought such good health to the man who originally settled here still bears his name Starke Lake.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.4 square kilometers. 34.3 square kilometers of it is land and 2.1 square kilometers of it is water. In the city the population was spread out with 29.2 percent under the age of 18, 8.0 percent from 18 to 24, 36.2 percent from 25 to 44, 19.3 percent from 45 to 64, and 7.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
Ocoee is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Florida  worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Florida.

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