Nicknamed the 'Sunshine State', Florida is a state in the Southeastern United States. It is the fourth most populous state in the USA.
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Discovered by Ponce de Leon in 1513, Florida was initially under Spanish and British occupation until 1819.With an area of 65,755 square miles, Florida ranks 22nd in size among the 50 US states.
The state capital is Tallahassee; it is the regional center for scientific research, and is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the largest and highest-powered magnet research laboratory in the world.
South Florida metropolitan area is the largest metropolitan area in the southeastern United States.