Known as The Sunshine State, Florida is the 27th state in the US. It joined the Union on March 3, 1845. Having gone through challenging times — from its colonial past to racial segregation — has shaped Florida to what it is now. The example of this is the melting pot of diverse races and culture — whites, African-Americans, Native Americans and Latinos — that live in harmony. This is what makes Florida having that cosmopolitan and universal appeal. This is reflected in the languages, architecture, cuisine, and generally the way of life. Florida’s diversity only rivals that of the other larger states like California and Texas.
Florida is the embodiment of different cultures and characteristics, an ecological and tourism hub, a popular destination for sports lovers, and a magnet for the pleasure-seeking rich and famous. Know more about the wonderful, sunshiny Florida here in this gallery!