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All About Tampa
Tampa is a city on Tampa Bay, along Florida’s Gulf Coast. A major business center, it’s also known for its museums and other cultural offerings. Busch Gardens is an African-themed amusement park with thrill rides and animal-viewing areas. The historic Ybor City neighborhood, developed by Cuban and Spanish cigar-factory workers at the turn of the 20th century, is a dining and nightlife destination. Source
Things To Do In Tampa:
Come Spend A Day In Tampa!
Don’t just take a vacation ̶̶ have an adventure! When you bring your family to Tampa Bay, you’re in for an exciting time. Whether you’re racing through the air on a heart-pounding roller coaster at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, or taking a stroll down the stunning Tampa Riverwalk, you’re in for treasures beyond your wildest dreams. Take the guess work out and grab a CityPASS to get tickets for some of the best things to do in Tampa, Florida. Come experience Florida’s Most open-air adventures. Source
Education in Tampa
About Tampa Educational System
Tampa Bay is home to nearly 80 colleges, universities and technical schools, training the students of today to meet the job demands of tomorrow. An average of 75% of graduates end up staying in Florida – a majority within the Tampa MSA. This has helped the state of Florida rank #1 for higher education three years running by U.S. News and World Report.
More than 175,000 students attend one of the numerous, distinguished educational institutions in the Tampa Bay area. That figure swells to over 340,000 when including the larger Central Florida region with Florida Polytechnic University, University of Central Florida and University of Florida. Source
History of Florida:
Florida is rich in history!
Florida, which joined the union as the 27th state in 1845, is nicknamed the Sunshine State and known for its balmy climate and natural beauty. Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, who led the first European expedition to Florida in 1513, named the state in tribute to Spain’s Easter celebration known as “Pascua Florida,” or Feast of Flowers. During the first half of the 1800s, U.S. troops waged war with the region’s Native American population. During the Civil War, Florida was the third state to secede from the Union. Beginning in the late 19th century, residents of Northern states flocked to Florida to escape harsh winters. In the 20th century, tourism became Florida’s leading industry and remains so today, attracting millions of visitors annually. Florida is also known for its oranges and grapefruit, and some 80 percent of America’s citrus is grown there. Source
Everyone is moving to Florida – or so it seems in recent years, as the state’s population has boomed thanks to decades of migration by northerners. In fact, 1,000 new residents arrive each day, and more of them hail from New York than anywhere else. One of the fasted growing states in the U.S., Florida is now the third most populous – after California and Texas – though it ranks only 22nd in land area. Given the large number of “Snowbird” retirees, Florida has the highest percentage of senior citizens (age 65 and older) in the nation at 17 percent. Source
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