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St. Augustine

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.
St. Augustine is a city in St. Johns County, Florida in the United States. It lies in a region of Florida known as the First coast. According to the 2000 census, the city population was 11,592 and according to 2005 census bureau the population estimated was 12,157. It is the oldest continuously occupied European established city and port in the continental United States. The oldest continuously occupied European founded settlement in the continental United States, St. Augustine was founded by the Spanish.
According to the United States census bureau, the city has a total area of 27.8 square kilometers of which 21.7 square kilometers is land and 6.1 square kilometers is water. The population was spread out with 16.1 percent under the age of 18, 15.3 percent from 18 to 24, 23.9 percent from 25 to 44, 25.2 percent from 45 to 64 and 19.5 percent  who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.

The city is a popular tourist attraction as well as an architectural heritage. The theme park Marineland began setting the stage for the development of this industry. There are various points of interest such as Alligator farm, Anastasia state park, Bridge of Lions, Castillo de San Marcos and various national monuments. With available labor, willing government and strong infrastructure, the city is well suited for virtually any industry. It enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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