Florida is a state in the southeastern United States, placed on the country's Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It is flanked to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Florida is the 22nd most broad, the fourth most crowded, and the eighth most thickly populated of the 50 United States. The state capital is Tallahassee, its biggest city is Jacksonville, and the South Florida metropolitan range is the biggest metropolitan region in the southeastern U.s.
Much of Florida is arranged on a promontory between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. Its geology is stamped by a coastline, by the inescapability of water and the risk of storms. Florida has the longest coastline in the adjoining United States, enveloping roughly 1,350 miles (2,170 km), and is the main state to outskirt both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. A great part of the state is at or close ocean level and its territory is described by sedimentary soils. The atmosphere differs from subtropical in the north to tropical in the south. Its typical creatures like the American croc, Florida jaguar and the manatee, could be found in the Everglades, a standout amongst the most acclaimed national stops on the planet.