10 Facts About Central Florida


Central Florida is a region of the U S state of Florida.

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Central Florida is one of Florida's three most common directional regions, the others being North Florida and South Florida.

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The Central Florida region includes the Orlando metropolitan area, Marion and Sumter Counties in the interior, and Flagler, Volusia, and Brevard Counties on the coast.

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Central Florida's climate is subtropical, and is similar to that of South Texas.

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People from Central Florida usually did not consider their region part of the Bible Belt.

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In general, Central Florida was similar to North Florida and differed from South Florida in these measures.

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In 2009, the estimated total population of the Central Florida, including the populations of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Volusia, and Lake Counties region was 3.

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Central Florida has four major zoos, the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford, the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay animal park, and Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa.

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Central Florida has a wide variety of natural attractions including the Bok Tower Gardens, Ocala National Forest, Wekiwa Springs State Park, Blue Spring State Park, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, Canaveral National Seashore, and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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Amtrak serves Central Florida running on CSX Transportation's A line and stops at the Orlando Amtrak station.

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