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Florida is a state located 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. 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.
Alachua is a municipality in Alachua County, Florida. In 2000, the population of the city was 6,098 and an area of 75.2 square kilometers. Alachua was established in 1884 on a railroad line, after the railroad had bypassed nearby Newnansville. Alachua got a post office in 1887 and was incorporated as a city on 12 April 1905, at that time it had a population of 526 people. In the city the population was spread out with 27.8 percent  under the age of 18, 7.8 percent  from 18 to 24, 26.9 percent  from 25 to 44, 25.8 percent  from 45 to 64, and 11.7 percent  who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.
Alachua is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Florida worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Florida.

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