Orlando Information

Located in the sunny state of Florida, Orlando has long been known as one of the top entertainment and activity centers on the entire East Coast - as well as the United States. It's a go-to place for fun in the sun for the entire family thanks to its proximity to lakes, the ocean and amusement parks.

Before European settlers arrived, the area that is now Orlando was home to Native American tribes. The evidence they left behind has been found in a few archaeological sites scattered throughout the area. It was originally called Jernigan, as it was named after its first permanent settler, Andrew Jernigan, in the mid-1800s. The exact origin of the name "Orlando" is not known, and several different stories as to its whereabouts are accepted. The only truly known fact is that Jernigan became Orlando in 1857 after the town's namesake was removed from his military post due to inauspicious circumstances.

Orlando became the seat of Orange County in 1856 and remained a wild, rural area until after Reconstruction following the Civil War. It was incorporated as a city in 1885 and rose to power as a citrus capital of the forming United States by 1895.

Today Orlando is known as a major resort city, and that actually began before World War I. The location was the largest landlocked city in the state, and experienced a population boom that lasted throughout the 1920s. That boom was stalled when the area was struck by several hurricanes, and then ultimately by the Great Depression. The city survived the rebuilding era following the Great Depression, and in 1965 saw the biggest change that helped make Orlando what it is today. It was then that Walt Disney announced his plans to build Walt Disney World in Orlando rather than in Tampa or Miami. The park opened in October 1971, bringing with it a boom in development and tourism that has lasted through until today.

Orlando has a mostly tropical climate, with average highs of 92 in July and August and an average low of 49 in January. Humidity is high, but helps keep the temperatures lower than in other areas of Florida. Orlando receives an average of 50 inches of rainfall each year, with most of that moisture centered from June to September. As of the 2010 Census, Orlando was home to just over 238,000 people and remained a Mecca for tourists all year long.

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