The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Orlando is approximately 213,223 (2005), 238300 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 73,425 (1990), 102521 (2010).
The amount of land area in Orlando is 174.218 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Orlando is 103.99 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 12.214 sq kilometers.
The distance from Orlando to Washington DC is 762 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 223 miles. (as the crow flies)
Orlando is positioned 28.50 degrees north of the equator and 81.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Orlando elevation is 106 feet above sea level.
Orlando median income is $ 35,732 (2000).
The Orlando median home price is $ 103,200 (2000).
Around 1838, Fort Gatlin was built by the U.S. Army to protect the local settlers from Indian attacks. A little settlement grew up around the fort and by 1840 was known as Jemigan for the family that founded the community. It had an official post office by 30 May 1850. The name was changed to Orlando in 1856 with the post office making their official change in 1857. Incorporation occurred for Orlando in 1875.
The naming story of Orlando is unclear with several stories as to the name origin. One of the most common concerns a group of soldiers during the Seminole Wars. After pushing the Indians back into the swamps on the eastern side of Lake Minnie (Cherokee), the group settled in for the night leaving as sentinel Orlando Reeves. He saw a floating log and realizing the Indian disguise, fired his gun to warn the troops. Unfortunately, he was immediately killed by arrows, but the troops were warned and the ambush foiled. He was buried on the south side of Lake Eola. Another story has Judge James Speer naming Orlando for the character of the same name in the Shakespearean play, “As You Like It.” Still another story also has Speer naming the city. He was instrumental in having Orlando named the county seat and desired to name the city after a man who worked for him with the name of Orlando.
This area is home to Walt Disney World with its seven theme park areas. Other areas of Orlando to see are: SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Studios Florida, Harry P. Leu Botanical Gardens, Mystery Fun House and the museums in Loch Haven Park.
7007 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821-8009
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Complex
Located between Epcot(r) and Disney-MGM Studios. Adjacent to Disney's BoardWalk entertainment district.
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: (407) 934-4000
Fax: (407) 934-4884
City of Orlando
One City Commons
400 S. Orange Ave.
P.O. Box 4990
Orlando, FL 32802-4990
City of Orlando Police Department COUNTY GOVERNMENT Orange County GovernmentCounty Commissioners
Administration Building, 5th Floor
201 S Rosalind AV
Orlando, FL 32801
Administrator Phone: 407-836-7370
Orange County Public Schools
445 W Amelia St
Orlando, FL 32801
Good Shepherd Catholic School
5902 Oleander Dr
Orlando, FL 32807-3433
HIGHER EDUCATION University of Central Florida
Phone: (407) 823-2000
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