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Palm Bay

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.
Palm Bay is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The population was 79,413 at the 2000 census and 92,833. As of June 28, 2006, the population is 101,119 making it the largest city in the county.
The City of Palm Bay is located on the east Central Florida coast midway between Jacksonville and Miami, in south Brevard County, adjacent to the Indian River Lagoon which is part of the Intercoastal Waterway. The Kennedy Space Center is 50 miles to the north and Disney World is 65 miles to the west. The Melbourne International Airport is within minutes of the city, and the Orlando International Airport is within 60 miles.
The Timucuan Indians, attracted to the mouth of Turkey Creek at the Indian River by fresh water springs and plentiful fish, oysters, and wildlife, are thought to have been the first civilization in the Palm Bay area. Palm Bay's recent history began in the 1850's when the first white settlers, also drawn by the bounty and beauty of the area, built homes along Turkey Creek. Originally referred to as Tillman, the settlement was described as a small strip of hammock. On each side of Turkey Creek, mostly pine and palmetto, miserable sandy barren oak scrub, some ponds and interspersed with saw grass and gall berry.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 172.9 square kilometers. In the city the population was spread out with 26.5 percent under the age of 18, 7.6 percent from 18 to 24, 29.6 percent from 25 to 44, 21.5 percent from 45 to 64, and 14.7 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
Palm Bay 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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