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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.
Tallahassee is the capital of the State of Florida and the county seat of Leon County. In 2005, the population of the city was 255,500 and an area of 254.5 square kilometers. Tallahassee is the home of Florida State University, Florida A & M University, and Tallahassee Community College and Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy. It is also a regional center for trade and agriculture and is served by Tallahassee Regional Airport. In recent years, Tallahassee has seen an uptick in growth, mainly in government and research services associated with the state and Florida State University.
In the city, the population was spread out with 17.4 percent under the age of 18, 29.7 percent from 18 to 24, 27.9 percent from 25 to 44, 16.8 percent from 45 to 64, and 8.2 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

Florida is a popular travel destination for visitors and globe trotters from all over the world who appreciate its beautiful landscapes, rich culture, various local cuisine, hospitality and safety.

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