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Fort Pierce

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 Pierce is a city in St. Lucie County, Florida, USA. The population of the city was 37,516 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 37,959.  As one of the oldest communities on the east coast of Florida, Fort Pierce has borne witness to the changing tides of history  as well as the changing tides of the Atlantic Ocean  for over 104 years. In 2005 population of the city was 38,552.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 53.8 square kilometers,  out of which 38.2 square kilometers is covered by land and 15.6 square kilometers is water area. In the city the population was spread out with 27.2 percent under the age of 18, 9.8 percent from 18 to 24, 26.1 percent from 25 to 44, 19.5 percent from 45 to 64, and 17.5 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The various points of interest in the city are Heathcote Botanical Gardens, Historic Main Street, St. Lucie County International Airport , Old Fort Park and Navy UDT-SEAL Museum.  Fort Pierce 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. Its sense of community and intergenerational family friendly city is refreshing and unique.

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