Florida, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the north. Much of the state's land mass is a large peninsular with the Gulf of Mexico to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Caribbean to the south.
The state has four large urban areas, a number of smaller industrial cities, and many small towns.
Florida is nicknamed the "Sunshine State" because of its generally warm climate, which is subtropical in the northern and central regions of the state, with a true tropical climate in the southern portion. Tallahassee is the state capital, Jacksonville is the largest city, and the South Florida metropolitan area is the largest populated area.