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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.
Sarasota is a city in the central west coast of Florida in United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 52,715 and the population recorded in the year 2004 by the census bureau was 54,349. Sarasota bay was the greatest natural asset of the region and was touted to be as beautiful as the bay of Naples by Bertha Palmer. The roaring twenties ended early for Sarasota. Florida was the first area in the United States affected by the financial problems that eventually lead to the Great Depression.
In 1921 Sarasota county was carved out of Manatee county, which then extended south from the natural southern boundary of Tampa Bay. According to the United States census bureau, the city has a total area of 67.2 square kilometers of which 38.6 square kilometers is land and 28.6 square kilometers is water. In the city the population was spread out with 18.4 percent under the age of 18, 9.2 percent from 18 to 24, 27.9 percent from 25 to 44, 22.5 percent from 45 to 64 and 22.0 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years.

Sarasota is regarded as a fashionable location for winter retreats. The town has undergone some improvement in various fields such as development of land, property and bank. This city is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of United States and is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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