Florida is called the Sunshine State because of its subtropical to tropical climate and annual average of 230 days with sunshine. Florida's nickname of the Sunshine State was officially adopted by the Florida state legislature in 1970.
A:According to paranormal website Strange USA, there is one well-known haunted hospital in Nashville, Tenn., called the Old Donelson Hospital. One of the oldest hospitals in Nashville, the hospital is closed as of 2014, though visitors still report many seemingly paranormal occurrences there.
A:Kentucky is best known for its horse races and horse farms, and many famous racehorses have made their home in the Bluegrass Country, which surrounds the city of Lexington. Also, the Kentucky Derby is known as the oldest horse race in the country. It is held every year on the first Saturday of May.
A:Walt Disney World is located in parts of Orange County and parts of Osceola County, Florida. The majority of the attractions and money-making ventures are located in Orange County due to a tax restriction on making money in Osceola County.
A:The climate in the Appalachian region is temperate and humid, and it is approximately 10 degrees cooler than the surrounding lower elevations. The average high temperature in the summer is around the mid-80 degrees Fahrenheit and it can even go as high as the 90s, while the lows in winter can drop into the 20s.
A:Despite its misleading name, Port Everglades is not part of the massive wetlands known as the Florida Everglades. The port encompasses nearly 2,200 acres within the communities of Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and unincorporated Broward County on Florida's southeast coast. Originally known as Lake Mabel, Port Everglades was first established as a deep water harbor in 1927.
A:Cuba is the island located directly south of the state of Florida. Cuba is located 90 miles south of Key West, Fla., in the Caribbean Sea. Cuba comprises a total area of 42,426 square miles. Cuba has a population of about 11 million people, as of 2014.
A:The state of Texas rests in the Southwestern region of the USA. At more than 268,000 square miles, the Lone Star State covers more area than any of the lower 48 states and is second to only Alaska in size.
A:Because Jamestown, Va., was the site of the first English settlement in the United States, the state is known as “the birthplace of a nation.” Virginia has a rich history, spanning from colonial times to the Civil War. As of April 2014, it is recognized for its excellent seafood.
A:Florida's natural resources include trees, citrus fruit, sugar, fish, beaches, water and cattle. Florida enjoys many economic opportunities because of its natural resources. Jobs and tourism in the state are directly related to these natural resources, and many Environmental Protection Agency regulations are in place to protect them.
A:According to WorldAtlas, the major landforms in the Southeast region of the United States are the Everglades, Great Smoky Mountains, Lake Okeechobee and the Mississippi River Delta. The Appalachian Mountains are also considered a major landform of the Southeast United States, but only the southern tip, which includes the Great Smoky Mountains.
A:The state reptile of Texas is the Texas horned lizard. The Texas horned lizard has an average length of about 2.7 inches, but females can get up to 4.5 inches long. The Texas horned lizard is sometimes referred to as the horny toad or horned frog, despite being a lizard.
A:Florida is not in any immediate risk of sinking into the ocean, but it does face long-term risks of substantial subsidence due to its geology. Florida receives a great deal of rain, and mostly sits atop salt and gypsum rocks, along with a substantial portion of limestone, both of which are soluble in water. The dissolution of rock, combined with the draining of Florida's swamps, creates large risks.
A:As of 2012, the top 10 peach-producing countries were China, Italy, the United States, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Chile, Argentina and France. Over a 10-year period, there were only minor variations in ranking. China is by far the world's leading cultivator of peaches.
A:Creole people were initially found in the state of Louisiana. Creole people are descendants of colonial settlers in Louisiana that were primarily of French, African or Spanish origin. As of 2014, Creole people can be found throughout the United States.
A:Georgia is not only the largest state east of the Mississippi River, but it also has the most counties, one of which is named after Revolutionary War hero Nancy Hart. Georgia has the oldest state park in the country as well as the oldest state university and the first full women's college.
A:Louisiana is referred to as "The Pelican State" because of the large numbers of brown pelicans that live along its coastline. The brown pelican, the official state bird, is present on the state's flag and its great seal. It's also one of the three symbols on the U.S. Mint's state quarter.
A:The lowest temperature ever recorded in Florida is minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit. It was recorded at a Tallahassee station on Feb. 13, 1899. It was the only sub-zero temperature ever recorded in Florida.
A:The Mason-Dixon Line separates Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia. Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon were commissioned to survey the line between 1763 and 1767 to resolve an ongoing border dispute between British colonies in colonial America.
A:As of 2013, there are 254 counties in Texas. The largest Texan city, Houston, is located in Harris County, while the second largest city, San Antonio, is located in Bexar County. The city of Dallas is in Dallas County.