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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.
Port Orange is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The population was 45,823 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. census bureau is 52,793.
Port Orange was founded in 1867 by Dr. John Milton Hawks on the banks of the Halifax River. Dr. Hawks was a surgeon of the United States Army and founded the Florida Land and Lumber Company with fellow officers of the Union Army after the civil war and settled 500 freed slaves north of Spruce Creek on Halifax River. In 1867 Dr. Hawks moved the settlement, which he called Orange Port, to its present location. Because the city name was already taken, he named the settlement Port Orange in the same year.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 69.1 square kilometers. In the city the population was spread out with 19.8 percent under the age of 18, 5.9 percent from 18 to 24, 24.9 percent from 25 to 44, 25.7 percent from 45 to 64, and 23.6 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
Port Orange is a community characterized by a stable and successful business climate which develops, nurtures, and embraces quality businesses. And so today, as they celebrate over 135 years as a community, they are proud to call Port Orange their home.

Port Orange is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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