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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.
Floral city is a census-designated place in Citrus County, Florida, United States. The population of the city was 4,989 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 64.5 square kilometers out of it 60.4 square kilometers is covered by land and 4.1 square kilometers is occupied by water area. A rails to Trials Park and currently the longest paved trail in Florida 46 miles long. The population density of the city was 82.6 per square kilometers. There were 2,664 housing units at an average density of 44.1 per square kilometers.
The city founded in 1883 was at one time the largest city in Florida larger than Miami due to the phosphate mining industry located in Citrus County. At the beginning of World War One the mining industry shut down in Floral city. Later after the war, mining was moved south to the Bartow Florida area east of Tampa, Florida after the war was over. Bordered on the east by the Withlacoochee River and in the middle of the Withlacoochee State Forest, Floral city is 7 miles south of Inverness, Florida on US 41 and SR 48 and 13 miles north of Brooksville, Florida.

This city is a true slice of Old Florida still remaining intact. The town was named Floral city for its abundance of wild flowers, which continue to this day. Floral city also marks the beginning of the Tsala Apopka chain of lakes, which run north into the Gulf of Mexico for the next 50 miles along the Withlacoochee River. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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