Florida was the 27th state in the USA; it was admitted on March 3, 1845. - State Capital is Tallahassee. - Nickname is The Sunshine State. - Florida's official flag was adopted in 1900. Florida's flag has a red cross of St. Andrew on a white field; in the center is the state seal, which depicts a Native American (Seminole) woman scattering flowers, the sun with many rays, palm trees (the large one is a cabbage palm), a sailing steamboat, the land and the water.