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Welcome to Key Largo Florida

Welcome to the island paradise of Key Largo, the first of the Fabulous Florida Keys and the Dive Capital of the World, where you can kick off your shoes and leave your cares behind. Key Largo is home to the world’s second largest artificial reef, the 510 foot USS Spiegel Grove, the John Pennekamp Coral Reef Underwater State Park, the African Queen and the famous Christ of the Abyss underwater statue. The Everglades National Park is just a short trip away by boat or car.

 

Key Largo is located at 25°6′24″N 80°25′48″W (25.106637, -80.429917).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 39.6 km² (15.3 mi²). 31.5 km² (12.2 mi²) of it is land and 8.1 km² (3.1 mi²) of it 20.54% is water.

A southeast-pointing cape on the north end of El Radabob Key, 24°9′12″N 80°21′30″W, just south of Rattlesnake Key, is the east endpoint of the longest distance between any two points of land within the fifty states of the United States, as measured via Google Earth. The other endpoint is at the tip of a spit of sand on Green Island, Hawaii, 5,857.46 miles away.

Key Largo is also the location of the first undersea park in the United States, established in 1963, and called the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park(located at Mile Marker 102). The park is primarily offshore and stretches 3 miles into the Atlantic Ocean and is 25 miles long. Adjacent to this is the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary covering 178 square nautical miles. Both areas were designed to protect marine life, including the extensive coral reefs in the area.

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