Florida borders Alabama on the west and Georgia on the North. It has the longest coast line in the contiguous United States. Ponce de León, the Spanish conquistador dubbed the region La Florid, which means "flowery land". Florida Joined the union in 1845 but was remained the least populated Southern status till the mid, 20th Century.
The two most important sectors of Florida’s economy respectivley are tourism and agriculture. It also employs people in financial services, fishing and aerospace.
Famous Floridains include: Janet Reno, Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Cheryl Hines, Butterfly McQueen, Sidney Poitier, Pat Boone, Lil’ Wayne, Vince Carter, Johnny Damon, and many more.
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