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World Gazetteer Results for Florida:
Geographical TypeState
CountryUnited States of America
Dictionary Results for Florida:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic
         and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states
         during the American Civil War [syn: Florida, Sunshine
         State, Everglade State, FL]

2. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
FLORIDA. The name of one of the new states of the United States of America. 
It was admitted into the Union by virtue of the act of congress, entitled An 
Act for the admission of the states of Iowa and Florida into the Union, 
approved March 3, 1845. 
     2. The constitution was adopted on the eleventh day of January, 
eighteen hundred and thirty-nine. The powers of the government are divided 
into three distinct branches, namely, the legislative, the executive, and 
the judicial, 
     3.-1. Of the legislative power. 1. The legislative power of this 
state shall be vested in two distinct branches, the one to be styled the 
senate, the other the house of representatives, and both together, "The 
General Assembly of the State of Florida," and the style of the laws shall 
be, "Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State 
of Florida in General Assembly convened." 
     4.-2. A majority of each house shall constitute a quorum to do 
business, but smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may compel the 
attendance of absent members in such. manner, and under such penalties, as 
each house may prescribe. 
     5.-3. Each house may determine the rules of its own proceedings, 
punish its members for disorderly behaviour, and, with the consent of two-
thirds, expel a member; but not a second time for the same cause. 
     6.-4. Each house, during the session, may punish by imprisonment, any 
person not a member, for disrespectful or disorderly behaviour in its 
presence, or for obstructing any of its proceedings, provided such 
imprisonment shall not extend beyond the end of the session. 
     7.-5. Each house shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and cause 
the same to be published immediately after its adjournment, and the yeas and 
nays of, the members of each house shall be taken, and entered upon the 
journals, upon the final passage of every bill, and may, by any two members, 
be required upon any other question, and any member of either house shall 
have liberty to dissent from, or protest against, any act or resolution 
which he may think injurious to the public, or an individual, and have the 
reasons of his dissent entered on the journal. 
     8.-6. Senators and representatives shall in all cases, except 
treason, felony or breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during the 
session of the general assembly, and in going to, or returning from the 
same, allowing one day for every twenty miles such member may reside from 
the place at which the general assembly is convened; and for any speech or 
debate, in either house, they shall not be questioned in any other place. 
     9.-7. The general assembly shall make provision, by law, for filling 
vacancies that may occur in either house, by the death, resignation, (or 
otherwise,) of any of its members. 
    10.-8. The doors of each house shall be open, except on such occasions 
as, in the opinion of the house, the public safety may imperiously require 
    11.-9. Neither house shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn 
for more than three days, nor, to any other place than that in which they 
may be sitting. 
    12.-10. Bills may originate in either house of the general assembly, 
and all bills passed by one house may be discussed, amended or rejected by 
the other; but no bill shall have the force of law until, on three several 
days, it be read in each house, and free discussion be allowed thereon, 
unless in cases of urgency, four-fifths of the house in which the same shall 
be depending, may deem it expedient to dispense with the rule; and every 
bill, having passed both houses, shall be signed by the speaker and 
president of their respective houses. 
    13.-11. Each member of the general assembly shall receive from the 
public treasury such compensation for his services,as may be fixed by law, 
but no increase of compensation shall take effect during the term for which 
the representatives were elected when such law passed. 
    14.-12. The sessions of the general assembly shall be annual, and 
commence on the fourth Monday in November in each year, or at such other 
time as may be prescribed by law. 
    15. The senators will be considered with regard, 1. To the qualification 
of the electors. 2. The qualification of the members. 3. The number of 
members. 4. The time of their election. 5. The length of service. 
    16.-1st. The senators shall be elected by the qualified voters. Const. 
art. 4, s. 5. 
    17.-2d. No man shall be a senator unless be be a white man, a citizen 
of the United States, and shall have been an inhabitant of Florida two years 
next preceding his election, and the last year thereof a resident of the 
district or county for which he shall be chosen, and shall have attained the 
age of twenty-five years. Const. art. 4, s. 5. And to this there are the 
following exceptions: 
     All banking officers of any bank in the state are ineligible until 
after twelve-months after they shall go out of such office. Art. 6, 3. 
     All persons who shall fight, or send, or accept a duel, the probable 
issue of which may be death, whether committed in or out of the state. Art. 
6, s. 5. 
     All collectors or holders of public money. Art. 6, s. 6. 
     All ministers of the Gospel. Art. 6, s. 1 0.
     All persons who shall have procured their elections by bribery.
     All members of congress, or persons holding or exercising any, office 
of profit under the United States, or under a foreign power. Art. 6, s. 18. 
     18.-3d. The number of senators may be varied by the general assembly, 
but it shall never be less, than one-fourth, nor more than one-half of the 
whole number of the house of representatives. Art. 9, s. 2. 
    19.-4th. The time and place of their election is the same as those for 
the house of representatives. Art. 4, s. 5. 
    20.-5th. They are elected for the term of two years. Art. 4, s. 5. 
    21. The house of representatives will be considered under the same 
    22.-1st. Members of the house of representatives shall be chosen by 
the qualified voters. 
    23.-2d. No person shall be a representative unless he be a white man, 
a citizen of the United States, and shall have been an inhabitant of the 
state two years next preceding his election, and the last year thereof a 
resident of the county for which he shall be chosen, and have attained the 
age of twenty-one years. Art. 4, s. 4. And the same persons are 
disqualified, who are disqualified as senators. 
    24.-3d. The number of members shall never exceed sixty. Art. 4, s. 18. 
    25.-4th. The. time of holding the election is the first Monday of 
October annually. 
    26.-5th. Members of the house of representatives are elected for one 
year from the day of the commencement of the general election, and no 
longer. Art. 4, s. 2. 
    27.-2. Of the executive. The supreme executive power is vested in a 
chief magistrate, who is styled the governor of Florida. Art. 3. 
    28. No person shall be eligible to the office of governor, unless he 
shall have attained the age of thirty years, shall have been a citizen of 
the United States ten years, or an inhabitant of Florida at the time of the 
adoption of the constitution, (being a citizen of the United States,) and 
shall have resided in Florida at least five years preceding the day of 
    29. The governor shall be elected for four years, by the qualified 
electors, at the time and place where they shall vote for representatives; 
and shall remain in office until a successor shall be chosen and qualified, 
and shall not be eligible to reelection until the expiration of four years 
    30. His general powers are as follows: 1. He is commander-in-chief of 
the army, navy, and militia of the state. 2. He shall take care that the 
laws be faithfully executed. 3. He may require information from the 
officers of the executive department. 4. He may convene the general 
assembly by proclamation upon particular occasions. 5. He shall, from time 
to time, give information to the general assembly. 6. He may grant pardons, 
after conviction, in all cases except treason and impeachment, and in these 
cases, with the consent of the senate; and he may respite the sentence in 
these cases until the end of the next session of the senate. 7. He, may 
approve or veto bills. 
    31. In case of vacancy in the office of governor, the president of the 
senate shall act in his place, and in case of his default, the speaker of 
the house of representatives shall fill the office of governor. Art. 3, s. 
    32.-3. Of the judicial department. 1. The judicial power of this 
state, both as to matters of law and equity, shall be vested in a supreme 
court, courts of chancery, circuit courts, and justices of the peace: 
Provided, the, general assembly may also vest such criminal jurisdiction as 
may be deemed necessary in corporation courts; but such jurisdiction shall 
not extend to capital offences. Art. 5, s. 1. 
    33.-2. Justices of the supreme court, chancellors, and judges of the 
circuit courts, shall be elected by, the concurrent vote of a majority of 
both houses of the general assembly. Art. 5, s. 11. 
    34.-3. The judges of the circuit courts shall, at the first session. 
of the general assembly to be holden under the constitution, be elected for 
the term of five years and shall hold their office, for that term, unless 
sooner removed, under the provisions in the constitution; and at the 
expiration of five years, the justices of the supreme courts, and the judges 
of the circuit courts, shall be elected for the term of, and during their 
good behaviour. 
    35. Of the supreme court. 1. The powers of the supreme court are vested 
in, and its duties performed by, the judges of the several circuit courts, 
and they, or a majority of them, shall hold such session of the supreme 
court, and at such time and place as may be directed by law. Art. 5, s. 3. 
But no justice of the supreme court shall sit as judge, or take any part in 
the appellate court, on the trial or hearing of any case which shall have 
been decided by him in the court below. Art. 5, s. 18. 
    36.-2. The supreme court, except in cases otherwise directed in this 
constitution, shall have appellate jurisdiction only. Provided, that the 
said court shall always have power to issue writs of injunction, mandamus, 
quo warranto, habeas corpus, and such other remedial and original writs, as 
may be necessary to give it a general superintendance and control of all 
other courts. Art. 5, s. 2. 
    37.-3. The supreme court shall exercise appellate jurisdiction in all 
cases brought by appeal or writ of error from the several circuit courts, 
when the matter in controversy exceeds in amount or value fifty dollars. 
    38. Of the circuit courts. 1. The state is to be divided into circuits, 
and the circuit courts, held within such circuits, shall have original 
jurisdiction in all matters, civil and criminal, within the state, not 
otherwise excepted in this constitution. Art. 5, s. 6. 

3. U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000)
Florida -- U.S. Municipio in Puerto Rico
   Population (2000):    12367
   Housing Units (2000): 4387
   Land area (2000):     15.194243 sq. miles (39.352907 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.004546 sq. miles (0.011774 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    15.198789 sq. miles (39.364681 sq. km)
   Located within:       Puerto Rico (PR), FIPS 72
   Location:             18.372267 N, 66.560759 W
    Florida, PR
    Florida Municipio
    Florida Municipio, PR

4. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
Florida, NY -- U.S. village in New York
   Population (2000):    2571
   Housing Units (2000): 974
   Land area (2000):     1.887884 sq. miles (4.889596 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    1.887884 sq. miles (4.889596 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            26319
   Located within:       New York (NY), FIPS 36
   Location:             41.331217 N, 74.359167 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):     10921
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
    Florida, NY

5. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
Florida, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
   Population (2000):    246
   Housing Units (2000): 107
   Land area (2000):     0.227261 sq. miles (0.588604 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    0.227261 sq. miles (0.588604 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            27538
   Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
   Location:             41.322751 N, 84.201653 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):    
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
    Florida, OH

6. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
Florida, MO -- U.S. village in Missouri
   Population (2000):    9
   Housing Units (2000): 21
   Land area (2000):     0.104117 sq. miles (0.269662 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    0.104117 sq. miles (0.269662 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            24760
   Located within:       Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
   Location:             39.491712 N, 91.789973 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):    
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
    Florida, MO

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