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Fun Facts About Tampa, Florida

Aishwarya Swamy Jun 25, 2024

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Tampa, Florida's 3rd largest city, located on the west coast.
It is Florida’s major Business Center, famous for its Cuban Sandwiches, Museums and other Cultural offerings.
Let’s discover some fun facts about Tampa, Florida!
Once Calusa land, the city's name likely stems from their phrase "Sticks of Fire."
Tampa was supposedly named after a Calusa phrase..

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Tampa Bay is the lightning capital of the world..
Tampa Bay summers bring unpredictable storms with no warning.
Cuban Cigars: Made in Tampa, not Cuba!
Tampa is nicknamed as the Cigar City..

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Tampa has the World’s longest sidewalk..
Bayshore Boulevard: Stretching 4.5 miles along the water.
Jose Marti Park in Ybor City, a gift to the island nation.
A portion of Tampa belongs to Cuba..
Explore ghost tours in Ybor City, once dubbed the "Damnedest town."
Tampa is known to have one of the world’s most haunted places..
Gasparilla celebrates José Gaspar with pirates sailing into Tampa.
Tampa has Pirate invasions..
Tamponian Cuban Sandwiches, featuring Genoa Salami from local Italians.
Tampa is the place of origin of Cuban Sandwiches..
Tampa, a major player in illegal alcohol sales during prohibition.
Tampa’s alcohol scene during prohibition..
Temperature in Tampa has never crossed 100 degrees..
Now, that's something for a top tourist spot to brag about!
Tampa Bay, boasting a depth of 12 feet, is the largest estuary.
Tampa Bay is very shallow..
Rough Riders sailed from Tampa for Spanish-American War.
Cowboys came to Florida..
Farmers cherish Tampa for its vital phosphate used in fertilizer.
Phosphate is the most exported commodity by Tampa..
Port Tampa Bay, closest full-service port to Panama Canal.
Tampa is home to Florida’s largest Port..
Tampa had the world’s 1st scheduled passenger flight..
This ride lasted 40 minutes only for $5!