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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.
Wildwood is a city in Sumter County, Florida, United States. Wildwood is home to Buddy's Bar B Que, a notable holdout against Florida's smoking ban. I.E. Barwick is considered to be Wildwood's founding father. Wanton S. Webb's History of Florida, published during the latter part of the nineteenth century, described Wildwood as being settled in 1877 by I.E. Barwick. The early settlers of Wildwood participated in agricultural pursuits. In this pursuit, most of the products produced were usually for home consumption, like cotton.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.4 square kilometers which is surrounded wholly by land. The population was 3,924 at the 2000 census. According to the Census Bureau's 2004 estimates, the city had a population of 3,598 and 3,428 of 2005 census. In the city the population was spread out with 22.3 percent under the age of 18, 6.5 percent from 18 to 24, 18.4 percent from 25 to 44, 19.0 percent from 45 to 64 and 33.8 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males and for every 100 females age 18 and over there were 79.2 males.

The Wildwood city is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of Florida, United States and it is one of the most visited places among the places in Florida. The city recently has undergone some improvement in various fields and enjoys its reputation with worldwide travelers.

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