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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.
Deltona is a city located in southwestern Volusia County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 69,543. According to the 2004 U.S. Census Bureau's Estimates, the city grew rapidly to 79,749, making it the largest city in Volusia County.
Deltona was laid out originally as a retirement community in 1963. Founded by the Mackle brothers who have a street reverse-named in their honor. Due to its proximity to downtown Orlando and its theme parks via I-4, the area grew very rapidly between 1970 and 2000 and Deltona has served as a bedroom community for commuters to Orlando ever since. It grew so fast that residents decided to incorporate it into an official city on 31 December 1995 after two previous attempts had failed in 1987 and 1990.
Deltona is the largest municipality within Volusia County. Centrally located between Daytona Beach and Orlando, Deltona provides a large residential base for commuters to both cities. The city of Deltona, under the direction of its city commission, top-notch staff, and more than 310 dedicated employees, is thriving. Deltona is a major voice in Volusia County while providing quality municipal services to its residents. The city attorney serves as general counsel to the city and handles most of its legal matters. The city attorney defends and prosecutes for the city in litigation and administrative proceedings.
Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Deltona enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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