Florida – Florida's capital is Tallahassee
(Pronounced flowr-i-duh and tal-uh-has-ee)
The floor rider (Florida) has grabbed hold of the tail of the horse and screamed "eee" (Tallahassee).
America's southernmost mainland state has a trillion-dollar economy and about 27,500,000 inhabitants. Its economy is the fourth largest of the 50 states. If it were a country, Florida would be the 16th largest economy in the world. The state is home to 51 billionaires. Florida is basically a long, low-lying peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The state has a proliferation of swamp areas and its famous Everglades subtropical wetlands cover 1.5 million acres. Florida attracts millions of tourists each year, being famous for its beaches – especially in and around Miami – and for Walt Disney World in Orlando. It is often referred to as "the sunshine state". Its other major industries include finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing, and professional and business services.
Florida's state capital, Tallahassee, is the seventh-largest city in the state with a population approaching 200,000. Situated in the north of the state, Tallahassee's leading employers are the city and state themselves, Flordia State University (FSU), schools, health centres, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) and the City of Tallahassee. There are 30 state agency headquarters in Tallahassee. The city also has a large number of law companies.