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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

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).


in central Florida about 84 miles from Tampa. Other nearby communities include Holden Heights, Edgewood, Conway, Pine Castle, Fairview Shores, Winter Park, Belle Isle and Oak Ridge.
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comfortable. Here is a weather page for Orlando.
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History & History Related Items

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.

Here is a history page for Orlando.

The History Center
65 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-836-8500
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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.

Sea World
7007 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821-8009
Phone: 407-363-2200

Walt Disney World
7100 Nicipal Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-354-1800

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

Sea World Adventure Park

Orlando International Airport

Orlando Attractions
What to see and do, how to get there and more.

Mennello Museum of American Art
900 East Princeton STreet
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-246-4278

Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-246-2620
Three miles of paved scenic walkways and almost 50 acres of beautiful grounds.

Orlando Fire Museum
814 East Rollins Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32803
Phone: (407) 898-3138

Orlando, Florida is home to the Orlando Magic of the NBA

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Orlando City Government

City of Orlando
One City Commons
400 S. Orange Ave.
P.O. Box 4990
Orlando, FL 32802-4990
Phone: 407-246-2121

City of Orlando Police Department


Orange County Government County Commissioners
Administration Building, 5th Floor
201 S Rosalind AV
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone 407-836-7350
Administrator Phone: 407-836-7370

Orlando Chamber

Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1234
Orlando, FL 32802-1234
75 S Ivanhoe Blvd
Orlando, FL 32804-6440
Tel: (407) 425-1234
Fax: (407) 839-5020

Chamber Of Commerce
10111 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32817-4330
Phone: 407-277-5951

Chamber Of Commerce
7087 Grand National Dr
Orlando, FL 32819-8300
Phone: 407-363-7794

Orlando Organizations

Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1234
Orlando, FL 32802-1234
75 S Ivanhoe Blvd
Orlando, FL 32804-6440
Tel: (407) 425-1234
Fax: (407) 839-5020

Chamber Of Commerce
10111 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32817-4330
Phone: 407-277-5951

Chamber Of Commerce
7087 Grand National Dr
Orlando, FL 32819-8300
Phone: 407-363-7794

Orlando Libraries

Orange County Library
101 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801-2462
Phone: 407-835-7323

Orlando Schools

Orange County Public Schools
445 W Amelia St
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-317-3200

Good Shepherd Catholic School
5902 Oleander Dr
Orlando, FL 32807-3433
Phone: 407-277-3973


University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida
Phone: (407) 823-2000

Valencia Institute
Computer Training Florida: Valencia Institute combines online courses with on-campus labs to maximize your flexibility. Receive 1-on-1 sessions, free career planning and programs start every week. Choose from a variety of certification options in networking, databases, programming, web development, IT management, and PC's. Orlando


The population of Orlando was:
1875 - 85
1990 - 164,693
1999 - 180,308
2000 - 185,915
2002 - 194,913(estimate)
2005 - 213,223 (estimate)

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