The Kissimmee lowlands are about the size of the Lake Okeechobee–Everglades basin and include the broad valley of the .
The region is heavily eroded and has numerous sinkholes and caves.
Florida is the southernmost of the 48 conterminous United States, its northernmost point lying about 100 miles (160 km) farther south than The climate and scenery of the “Sunshine State” have long attracted enormous numbers of visitors.
(3) Southern limestone soils occur in the Kissimmee valley, the , and the Miami-Homestead area.
(4) Northern upland soils, from dry sands to well-drained loams, occur in the region stretching across the north of the state.
(5) Northern slope soils, usually considered a distinct region, lie immediately to the south.
(6) Central upland soils are located in the higher ridge area of central Florida, westward to the Apalachicola River.
Consequently, Florida has regularly ranked among the states with the fastest-growing immigrant population. Population (2010) 18,801,310; (2016 est.) 20,612,439. cover most of the state, with areas of peat and muck marking locations where freshwater bodies once stood.