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Fort Myers

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.
Fort Myers is located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River in Southwest Florida. Population of the city as of April 2004 was 51,323 in 2005 it was 58,428. The density of the city is 505.3 per square kilometers. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 104.7 square kilometers out of it 82.4 square kilometers is land and 22.2 square kilometers is water.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.3 percent under the age of 18, 11.4 percent from 18 to 24, 30.4 percent from 25 to 44, 17.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 14.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.
Established in 1886, Fort Myers is the historical and governmental hub of Lee County. It is the gateway to the Southwest Florida region, which is a major tourist destination in Florida, as well as being a popular place to live for retirees. The winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, which are both primary tourist attractions in the region, are located on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Southwest Florida International Airport  is located southeast of the city in South Fort Myers, near Gateway and Lehigh Acres.

Presently, Fort Myers experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of Florida.

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