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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.
Sebastian is a city in Indian river county, Florida in United States. The population was 16,181 at the 2000 census and the population recorded by the census bureau, according to 2004 census was 18,671. The city is located in Indian river county approximately midway through the east coast of the Florida Peninsula between Melbourne and Vero Beach in an area known as the Treasure coast. The city was first incorporated as the town of Sebastian in 1924. The current population is of 20,000 inhabitants, approximately.
According to the United States census bureau, the city has a total area of 35.1 square kilometers of which 32.7 square kilometers of it is land and 2.4 square kilometers is water. The population was spread out with 20.2 percent under the age of 18, 4.8 percent from 18 to 24, 22.4 percent from 25 to 44, 24.7 percent from 45 to 64 and 27.9 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For very 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The city has seen rapid growth in the past several years and it is anticipated to continue. It is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of Florida, it 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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