is a state located in the Southeastern  of the . is bordered to the by the Gulf of , to the northwest by , to the by Georgia, to the by the Bahamas and Atlantic Ocean, and to the by the Straits of  and Cuba; it is the only that borders both the Gulf of and the Atlantic . Spanning 65,758 square miles, ranks 22nd in area among the 50 states, and with a population of over 21 million, is the third-most populous.

The is Tallahassee and the most populous is Jacksonville.

The Miami metropolitan area, with a population of almost 6.2 million, is the most populous urban area in and the seventh-most populous in the ; other urban conurbations with over one million people are Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Jacksonville.