44 Facts About Orlando FL


Orlando FL had a population of 307,573 in the 2020 census, making it the 67th-largest city in the United States, the fourth-largest city in Florida, and the state's largest inland city.

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Orlando FL is home to the University of Central Florida, which is the largest university campus in the United States in terms of enrollment as of 2015.

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In 2010, Orlando FL was listed as a "Gamma+" level global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.

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Fort Gatlin, as the Orlando FL area was once known, was established at what is just south of the city limits by the 4th US Artillery under the command of Ltc.

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The most common stories are that the name Orlando FL originated from the tale of a man who died in 1835 during an attack by Native Americans in the area during the Second Seminole War.

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Some versions attempt to account for Reeves having no military records by using the name of other people named Orlando FL that exist in some written records – Orlando FL Acosta; however, not much is known about Acosta or whether he even existed.

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The new town of Orlando FL, laid out in 1857, consisted of four streets surrounding a courthouse square.

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Orlando became a popular resort during the years between the Spanish–American War and World War I In the 1920s, Orlando experienced extensive housing development during the Florida Land Boom, causing land prices to soar.

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In 1968, Orlando FL AFB was transferred to the United States Navy and became Naval Training Center Orlando FL.

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NTC Orlando FL was completely closed by the end of 1999 by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, and converted into the Baldwin Park neighborhood.

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Orlando FL now has more theme parks and entertainment attractions than anywhere else in the world.

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Geography of Orlando FL is mostly wetlands, consisting of many lakes and swamps.

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The city and county are working together in an effort to "round-out" the city limits with Orlando FL annexing portions of land already bordering the city limits.

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Orlando FL is a major population center and has a considerable hurricane risk, although it is not as high as in South Florida's urban corridor or other coastal regions.

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Orlando FL has a large and growing Brazilian population, due to Orlando FL being a popular travel destination for Brazilians.

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Orlando FL has a large LGBT population and is recognized as one of the most accepting and tolerant cities in the Southeast.

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When Combined Statistical Areas were instituted in 2000, Orlando FL was initially joined with The Villages, Florida, Micropolitan Statistical Area, to form the Orlando FL-The Villages, Florida, Combined Statistical Area.

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Metro Orlando FL is home to the simulation procurement commands for the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

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Orlando FL is close enough to Patrick Space Force Base, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, and Kennedy Space Center for residents to commute to work from the city's suburbs.

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Orlando FL is the home base of Darden Restaurants, the parent company of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, and the largest operator of casual dining restaurants in the world by revenue.

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Orlando FL has two non-profit hospital systems: Orlando FL Health and AdventHealth.

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Historically, the unemployment rate in Greater Orlando FL was low, which resulted in growth that led to urban sprawl in the surrounding area and, in combination with the United States housing bubble, to a large increase in home prices.

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One of the main driving forces in Orlando FL's economy is its tourism industry and the city is one of the leading tourism destinations in the world.

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Universal Orlando FL, like Walt Disney World, is a multi-faceted resort comprising Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, and Universal CityWalk.

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SeaWorld Orlando FL is a large park that features numerous zoological displays and marine animals alongside an amusement park with roller coasters like Mako, Manta, and Kraken.

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Orlando FL is home to I-Drive 360 on International Drive home to The Wheel at ICON Park Orlando FL, Madame Tussauds, and Sealife Aquarium.

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Orlando FL is known as "Hollywood East" because of numerous movie studios in the area.

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Orlando FL is a large production center for television shows, direct-to-video productions, and commercial production.

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Orlando FL is home to numerous recording studios and producers, and as a result, contributed heavily to the boyband craze of the mid-1990s.

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Orlando FL has a prominent metal scene, spawning bands such as Death and Trivium.

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Orlando FL experienced its own Second Summer of Love between 1991 and 1992 that popularized the subculture surrounding electronic dance music in Florida.

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Orlando FL is the city very prominently featured in the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat.

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Orlando FL was home to the Orlando FL Renegades of the United States Football League in 1985.

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In 2016, the Orlando FL Pride began to play in the National Women's Soccer League.

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Orlando FL is the host city for the annual Florida Classic, one of the largest FCS football classics in the nation.

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Orlando FL is home to many notable athletes former and present, including baseball players Carlos Pena, Frank Viola, Ken Griffey Jr.

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Annual Community Effort Orlando FL is the second-biggest fighting game tournament of the country.

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Orlando FL is home to NBC Sports' Golf Channel cable television network.

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Orlando FL uses the Lynx bus system as well as a downtown bus service called Lymmo.

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Orlando FL serves as a transfer hub for Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach bus service.

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Orlando FL Station has the highest Amtrak ridership in the state, with the exception of the Auto Train depot located in nearby Sanford.

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Attempts to establish a smaller light rail service for the Orlando FL area were considered at one time, but were met with much resistance.

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Orlando FL is served by a collection of independently owned taxi companies.

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Orlando FL has service from car-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, which offer service at all airports.

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