Orlando, Florida, United States Information And Events

Orlando Florida, United States Information And Events
Location: Florida, United States
Official Website: http://www.cityoforlando.net/
Coordinates: 28.4158° N, 81.2989° W

Orlando Fun Facts

Orlando is in the Eastern Time Zone.

There were 81,003 households in Orlando in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

NTC Orlando was closed in 1993 by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, and converted into the Baldwin Park neighborhood.

The newest luxury hotel to open in Orlando is the Waldorf Astoria-Orlando, completed in 2010.

The Chevrolet Orlando is named after the city.

Sample list of people who were the mayor of Orlando:

  • Buddy Dyer ( Current Mayor, from 26 Feb 2003 )
  • Glenda Hood ( Mayor, from 1993 to 2003 )

There were 98,864 addresses in Orlando in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

List of sports teams from Orlando:

  • Orlando Magic ( Basketball )
  • Florida Seals

Historically, the unemployment rate in Greater Orlando was low, which resulted in growth that led to urban sprawl in the surrounding area and, in combination with the United States housing bubble, to a large increase in home prices.

Sample list of tourist attractions in Orlando:

  • Orlando Science Center
  • Universal Orlando
  • Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
  • Holy Land Experience
  • SeaWorld Orlando
  • Arboretum of the University of Central Florida
  • Orlando Museum of Art
  • Cornell Fine Arts Museum
  • Universal Studios Florida
  • Harry P. Leu Gardens
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Wet 'n Wild Orlando
  • Discovery Cove
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach
  • Aquatica
  • Epcot
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
  • Islands of Adventure
  • DisneyQuest
  • Disney's River Country
  • Old Orange County Courthouse
  • Magic Kingdom

Orlando is the home city of two (soon to be three) professional sports teams — the Orlando Magic NBA team, the Orlando Predators Arena Football League team, and beginning in 2015, the Orlando City S.C.

During the notorious 2004 hurricane season, Orlando was hit by three hurricanes that caused significant damage, with Hurricane Charley the worst of these.

There were about 48,802 mortgages in Orlando in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Sample list of famous events happened in Orlando:

  • NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
  • Death of Caylee Anthony
  • NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament- Southeast Regional First Round
  • Shannon Burke shoots wife and dog
  • Orlando Film Festival
  • WikiSym 2009
  • SC1998
  • Hugo Awards
  • Sprite Slam Dunk Contest
  • NBA Summer League (Orlando)
  • Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival

The average annual rainfall in Orlando is 50.6 inches (1,290 mm), a majority of which occurs in the period from June to September.

His behavior was so notorious that Secretary of War Jefferson Davis wrote, "The orlando is said they [Jernigan's militia] are more dreadful than the Indians"\.

Sample list of fictional characters born in Orlando:

  • Grady Mitchell ( from "Sonny With A Chance #4: It's Showtime!" )

Orlando is about 286.70 square kilometers with a population of 243,195 in the year 2011.

List of airports near Orlando:

  • Orlando International Airport
  • Orlando Sanford International Airport
  • Orlando Executive Airport
  • Orlando Apopka Airport
  • Kissimmee Gateway Airport

There were about 3,582 foreclosures in Orlando in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In 2010, Orlando was listed as a "Gamma−" level of world-city in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory.

Sample list of newspapers published in Orlando:

  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Orlando Business Journal
  • Orlando Weekly
  • Central Florida Future

Here are average temperatures and rainfall of Orlando by month ( based on last 5 years ) :

Min Temp (°C)Max Temp (°C)Rainfall (mm)

The unemployment rate of Orlando was 5.08% in the year 2008.

Population of Orlando was 243,195 in the year 2011.

The geography of Orlando is mostly wetlands, consisting of many lakes and swamps.

Orlando is located in Orange County, Florida, United States of America.

Orlando's official website is http://www.cityoforlando.net/

The second stage was to connect Orlando and Miami, Florida.

One of the main streets in downtown Orlando is named Rosalind Avenue, after Rosalind, the heroine of the play.

Sample list of famous people who were born in Orlando:

  • Warren Sapp ( American football player and Actor )
  • Rick Minton ( Politician )
  • Josh Freese ( Drummer, Session musician, Songwriter, Actor and Musician )
  • Jim Coleman ( Actor and Film Producer )
  • Mandy Musgrave ( Actor and Singer )
  • Howie Dorough ( Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Dancer, Musician, Entertainer and Businessperson )
  • John Maynard ( Actor )
  • Carl Wright ( Comedian, Actor and Dancer )
  • Gary Siplin ( Politician and Lawyer )
  • Kirsten Storms ( Actor )
  • Delta Burke ( Actor, Film Producer, Author and Comedian )
  • Eric Jungmann ( Actor )
  • Chucky Atkins ( Basketball player and Actor )
  • James Mitchell ( Actor )
  • Wesley Snipes ( Actor, Martial Artist, Film Producer, Businessperson, Dancer and Singer )
  • Courtnee Draper ( Actor and Voice Actor )
  • Traylor Howard ( Actor )
  • Winston DuBose
  • Jay Nolly
  • Eddie Robinson
  • Kenard Lang ( American football player and Coach )
  • Pete Pihos ( American football player )
  • Nate Newton ( American football player )
  • Stacey Mack ( American football player )
  • Max Starks ( American football player )
  • Tim McKyer ( American football player )
  • Marlon McCree ( American football player )
  • Sammie Smith ( American football player )
  • Antonio Tarver ( Professional Boxer )
  • Shawn Crowe
  • Marquis Daniels ( Basketball player )
  • Dennis Knight ( Wrestler )
  • Paul Hill
  • Derrick Sharp ( Basketball player )
  • Chri$ Ca$h ( Wrestler )
  • Vanessa Hayden
  • Billy Gunn ( Wrestler )
  • Timothy Charles Ricks
  • Dan Miller ( Singer-songwriter )
  • Markus Paul ( American football player and Coach )
  • Chris Johnson ( American football player )
  • Brett Sawyer ( Wrestler )
  • Darryl Dawkins ( Basketball player )
  • Tampa Tony
  • Tony McCoy ( American football player )
  • Dale Veasey ( Wrestler )
  • Kevin Lewis ( American football player )
  • Donald M. Middlebrooks ( Judge )
  • Aaron Jones ( American football player )
  • Shayla Worley ( Gymnast )

Housing prices in Greater Orlando went up 37.08% in one year, from a median of $182,300 in November 2004 to $249,900 in November 2005, and eventually peaked at $264,436 in July 2007.

Attempts to establish a smaller light rail service for the Orlando area were also considered at one time,[when? ] but were also met with much resistance.

When Combined Statistical Areas were instituted in 2000, Orlando was initially joined together with The Villages, Florida, Micropolitan Statistical Area, to form the Orlando-The Villages, Florida, Combined Statistical Area.

Orlando's geo-coordinates are 28.4158° N, 81.2989° W.

You can get to Orlando by air, train and/or bus:

  • You can take a plane and go to:
    • Orlando International Airport
    • Orlando Sanford International Airport
    • Orlando Executive Airport
  • You can take a train and go to:
    • Orlando Amtrak Station
    • Sanford
  • You can take a bus and go to:
    • 555 North John Young Parkway

Through their property in east Orlando flowed the Econlockhatchee River, which travelers crossed by fording.

As of 2009, the estimated Urban Area population of Orlando is 1,377,342.

Orlando is served by LYNX, which provides local transit service covering a five-county area: Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Polk, and Volusia.

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