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US State of Florida

Florida is a Southern state in the United States. A long, low peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean (E) and the Gulf of Mexico (W), Florida is bordered by Georgia and Alabama (N).

Florida is known as the Sunshine State. "Florida" is a Spanish adjective which means "flowery"  because it was discovered by Spanish explorers during the Easter season, or Pascua Florida in Spanish.

The U.S. Postal abbreviation is FL.

Tallahassee is the Florida state capital and Jacksonville , Miami , Tampa , Saint Petersburg , Hialeah , and Orlando are the largest cities.

Florida time zones

The Eastern part of Florida (which includes all the major towns and cities) fall in the Eastern Time Zone , which is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-5 ).

The Western part of the Florida panhandle falls in the Central Time Zone , which is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-6 ). Read more about the state's time zones and latest developments in the Daylight Saving Time debate on Florida Time page.

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Current time now in Time Zone: America New York (USA Eastern Time)

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