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ID: 7007240
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Florida (state)  Florida (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 28 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 28.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 082 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -82.0000  decimal degrees

Note: On low-lying peninsula inhabited by 8,000 BCE; farming began by 500 BCE, with hunters/fishers living in N and some immigration from Cuba and Bahamas; Seminoles lived here in 19th cen.; Spanish arrived in 16th century, but major European influx came in 19th century.

Names:
Florida (preferred,C,V)  ............ named by Ponce de León in Spring of 1513, after "Pascua florida," the "flowery Easter season"
FL (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Florida (state)  ............  Florida (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since March 3, 1845
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
FL..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
Florida..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:297-298
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:322 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000309
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 297-298; 1:297-298
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 322 ff.; 29:322 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000309
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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