Orlando Hotels, Attractions, and InformationCentral Florida is a great place to visit and live. The vast miles of citrus groves, natural resources of water and canals and local museums and gardens are plentiful. More than 35-million people visit the area every year. The census report from the year 2010 put the population count at some 238,300 for Orlando, with the Orlando metropolitan area having a population of 2,082,628. The metro area of Orlando has over 100,000 hotel rooms... the second largest concentration of hotel rooms in the U.S. and the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida - the MegalopolisOrlando, Florida is one of the world's most popular travel destinations. Once a sleepy town situated in the middle of Central Florida's citrus industry - Orlando is now part of a megalopolis. Believed to have been named after Orlando Reeves, a soldier who was killed by an Indian arrow while protecting an early settlement - Orlando's history dates back to 1838 and the height of the Seminole Wars. The Town of Orlando was incorporated in
Metro Orlando includes some of the world's most popular tourist attractions which include: Walt Disney World, Disney-MGM Studios, Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios of
Cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud of Central FloridaKissimmee was originally a small trading post, which after the Civil War was included in a purchase of 4,000,000 acres of marshland and plains by a Mr. Hamilton Disston, the owner of Disston Saw Company in Philadelphia for the approximate cost of 25¢ per acre. Retirees were attracted to the area in the 1950's and with the opening of Walt Disney World and all that followed... the population has grown to approximately 172,493 people living throughout Osceola County,
Central Florida is the ideal vacationer's dream - fantastic warm tropical climate, beaches, world renown amusement parks, museums of every magnitude and guest accommodations to fit everyone's needs and desires. From Mickey Mouse and the citrus groves to the Kennedy Space Center - Central Florida has it all!
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