Total number of square miles in Orlando city limits: 109.51
Total acreage: 70,089
Location: 28.30 degrees north latitude, 80.72 degrees west longitude
Four other world cities on a similar latitude: Tabuk, Saudi Arabia; New Delhi, India; Nanchang, China; Chihuahua, Mexico
Estimated population as of 2002: 194,913
First city name: Jernigan
First name of Orange County: Mosquito County
Year the county name was changed: 1845
Population of Orange County in 1870: 2,212
Number of those who were white: 1,972
Number who were "colored": 215
Number who were foreign: 22
Number who were insane: 3
Year Orlando incorporated as a city: 1875
Possible sources for the name "Orlando": character in William Shakespeare's As You Like It; Orlando Reeves, a soldier killed by Seminole Indians near Lake Eola in 1835; a man who died herding oxen en route to Tampa
Number of indictments for murder handed down in Orange County in 1871: 141
Number of murders recorded in Orlando in 2002: 15
Number of days annually able-bodied men aged 18-45 were required to work improving public streets in 1881: 6
Mandatory closing time for bars the same year: 11 p.m.
Reason Orange County resident Martha Washington was granted a divorce from her husband, Henderson Washington, in 1881: "He had contracted a vile and obnoxious disease known as sypholous (sic)."
Year skinny-dipping during daylight hours became illegal: 1882
Year Orlando city council banned alcohol sales: 1883
Number of years the ban lasted: 4
Year "The City Beautiful" was adopted as the official slogan: 1908
Official city slogan prior to that: "The Phenomenal City"
Year of the city's first narcotics arrest, and the drug involved: 1926, morphine
Number of Orlando residents picked up in 1940 on suspicion of spying for Adolf Hitler: 12
Year the first Santa Claus arrived in Orlando by plane: 1927
Number of automobiles registered in Winter Park in 1911: 15
Movie in the beginning of which you can watch the predecessor to the current Orlando city hall being imploded, and the year the movie was released: Lethal Weapon 3, 1991
Six notable occupants of Greenwood Cemetery: Michael Angelo, George Bush, Martha Washington, Sammie Davis, William Faulkner, Daniel Boone
One namesake of Lake Ivanhoe: Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott.
Location of "The World's Most Famous Sinkhole," and the year it opened up: Downtown Winter Park, 1981
Number of Orlando's largest 10 employers that are not in the tourism or service industries: 7
Sources: City of Orlando website (www.cityoforlando.net); Orlando: A Centennial History, by Eve Bacon; Images of America: Orlando and Orange County, by Wynette Edwards; Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, U.S. Bureau of Commerce, Department of the Census; Orlando: The City Beautiful, by Jerrell H. Shofner; An Examination and Analysis of the Records of the Chancery Court of Orange County, Florida, From Inception in 1873 to 1883, by Thomas Michael Woods
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