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Florida History

Florida has had a varied history over the last 500 years or more with five different countries laying claim to the territory over this time period. The flags of Spain, France, Great Britain, the United States and the Confederacy have all flown over Florida at one time or another.

Florida State Symbols

Alligator on the lake bank in Celebration [© 2021, floridareview.co.uk, all rights reserved]
Alligator on the lake bank in Celebration [© 2021, floridareview.co.uk, all rights reserved]
Like all US States, Florida has its fair share of State symbols, everything from its own flag and song to orange juice, the alligator and the manatee.

Florida Snow Birds

Average temperatures in New York and Miami (degrees Fahrenheit)
Average temperatures in New York and Miami (degrees Fahrenheit)

If you are vacationing in Florida during the winter months from October to April you will almost certainly see a very common migratory bird, otherwise known as a "snowbird".

Every year, some 800,000+ Canadians and Americans from the Northern and Midwest states migrate to the warmer climes of Florida to escape from the harsh northern winters.