Orlando General Info

Area:

Orlando metropolitan : 4,012 sq. miles [ 10,400 km² ], this is 4 times the size of the small country Luxembourg [ 999 sq. miles or 2,586 km² ] [ located between Belgium, France and Germany ].

Climate:

Orlando’s climate has characteristics of a tropical climate. There are two major seasons each year.

One is hot and rainy, lasting from May until late September (roughly coinciding with the Atlantic hurricane season).

The other is the dry, relatively cool season (late October through April) bringing less frequent rainfall, yet still with warm temperatures.

Holidays in Orlando :

2014

January 1 : New Year’s Day
January 20 : Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
February 15 : Susan B. Anthony Day
April 18 : Good Friday
May 26 : Memorial Day
July 4 : Independence Day
September 1 : Labor Day
November 11 : Veterans Day
November 27 : Thanksgiving Day
November 28 : Day after Thanksgiving
December 25 : Christmas Day

2015

January 1 : New Year’s Day
January 19 : Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
February 15 : Susan B. Anthony Day
April 3 : Good Friday
May 25 : Memorial Day
July 4 : Independence Day
September 7 : Labor Day
November 11 : Veterans Day
November 26 : Thanksgiving Day
November 27 : Day after Thanksgiving
December 25 : Christmas Day

Languages:

69.3% of all residents speak English as their first language, while 19.2% speak Spanish.

Speakers of other Indo-European languages made up 9.0% of the city’s population. Those who spoke an Asian language made up 1.9% of the population, and speakers of other languages made up the remaining 0.5% of the populace.

Location:

Orlando is a city in the U.S. state of Florida and a popular tourist destination. Located in Central Florida, it is the county seat of Orange County and the center of the Greater Orlando metropolitan area.

Nickname:

Orlando is nicknamed “The City Beautiful” and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. Orlando is also known as “The Theme Park Capital of the World” and its tourist attractions draw more than 51 million tourists a year, including 3.6 million international guests.

Population:

Orlando had a population of 249,562 according to the 2012 census, making it the 77th largest city in the United States. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area has a population of 2,134,411.

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