Orlando is the fifth largest city in the State of Florida
and has a population of about 230 000.
Originally the center of a major citrus-growing region,
Orlando is now best known as the home of amusement attractions, including
the Walt Disney World Resort, the Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld.
These destinations helped make Orlando the third most visited American
city among travelers in 2007.
The Orlando Metropolitan Area is also home to a substantial
theatre population; several professional and semi-professional houses
and many community theaters are present in the area.
For shopping, the Florida Mall is the largest mall in
Orlando, one of the largest single-story malls in the USA at over 171,800
m2 with over 250 stores, seven department stores, and the Florida Mall
Hotel & Conference Center Tower.
Orlando is the home city of the Orlando Magic NBA team
and is also famous for its athletics, lacrosse, bowls, ice-hockey, baseball
and soccer teams.