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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.
Zephyrhills is a city in Pasco County, Florida, United States. In 2004 there was a controversy over naming a street after slain activist Martin Luther King, junior. The decision by the city council to rename sixth street angered many residents who felt they were not consulted nor even warned before hand and objected on various grounds to the change. Accusations of racism followed almost immediately and the controversy divided the town. After considerable debate, the council adopted a compromise in which the street would not be renamed but the signs would be labelled with both the original name and king's name.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16000.4 square kilometer. 16.2 square kilometer of it is land and 0.2 square kilometer of it is water. The population was 10,833 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2004 estimates, the city had a population of 11,854 and 12,258  of 2005 U.S. Census Estimate. In the city the population was spread out with 18.1 percent under the age of 18, 6.5 percent from 18 to 24, 21.2 percent from 25 to 44, 21.4 percent from 45 to 64, and 32.8 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

 The city is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of U.S, 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. The city has undergone some improvement in various fields and enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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