are some interesting facts about the State of Florida!
MottoIn God We Trust
Area58,500 square miles
Highest Point345 feet above sea level
Lowest PointSea level
Time ZonesEastern and Central (Panhandle)
State TreeSabal Palm
State AnimalFlorida Panther
State MammalFlorida Manatee|
State ShellHorse Conch
Saltwater FishAtlantic Sailfish
Freshwater FishLarge Mouth Bass
State GemMoon Stone
pretty informal here, so the accepted greeting in Florida
is a smile, a handshake and a friendly "hello!"
the people of South Florida are a fabulous array of cultures
from Latin Americans, Cubans, and Caribbean islanders to Canadians
and transplanted Northerners, the most commonly spoken language
is English. You should, however, be able to find folks that
speak Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portugese, etc., in
most places that you visit, such as restaurants, shops and
attractions. A translation guide is always helpful. South
Floridians are proud of our cultural diversity.
state alcoholic beverage laws allow individuals age 21 and
older to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. To enter
nightclubs and bars, two forms of ID (e.g., passport, driver's
license) including one photo ID is required. Sunday sales
of alcohol are determined by local jurisdictions.
for taxis and restaurant servers is 15-20% of your total bill,
while maid service is approximately $2.00/day.