What is the Capital of Florida?
The Capital of Florida is Tallahassee. A city in northern Florida , which is the capital of the “blooming” state. It is located in the interior of Florida . The terrain here is slightly hilly, and the climate is more similar to Alabama and South Carolina than to the rest of Florida . Two lakes lie within the city limits of Tallahassee, and to the north of the city lies the Apalachicola Forest National Park.
The name “Tallahassee” is of Native American origin and means “old fields”. That was the name of the Indian village, captured in 1817 by the US Army during the Seminole War. Two years later, Tallahassee became the capital of the Territory of Florida , and in 1845 retained this status after the territory became a state. In those years, the city was a major agro-industrial center of the South, being the capital center of the so-called Cotton Belt. After the Civil War and the abolition of slavery, the city experienced an economic crisis, but by the end of the 19th century it managed to reformat its economy, where even then tourism became one of the prominent industries.