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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.
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, USA. The population was 20,976 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. census bureau is 21,480. Once, the only people to stroll Naples' seven miles of white, sandy beaches were the Calusa Native Americans. The first settlers, Roger Gordon and Joe Wiggins, arrived in Naples in the late 1860's. A river and two inlets still bear their names. Throughout the 1870's and '80's, magazine and newspaper stories telling of the area's mild climate and abundant fish and game likened it to the sunny Italian peninsula. The name Naples caught on when promoters described the bay as surpassing the bay in Naples, Italy.
Naples is located at the United States census bureau; the city has a total area of 37.3 square kilometers. 31.2 square kilometers of it is land and 6.2 square kilometers of it is water. Naples is home to parts of two major land reserves, the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Everglades National Park.
In the city the population was spread out with 10.9 percent under the age of 18, 2.3 percent from 18 to 24, 14.5 percent from 25 to 44, 30.0 percent from 45 to 64, and 42.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 61 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males. It is also known as the city of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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