The Florida Keys is an archipelago located off the coast of Florida in south. Florida is the southernmost continent of the USA and Florida Keys is south of Miami stretching 15 miles. The archipelago forms an arc that can be seen through a helicopter ride or a drone.
The arc stretches south-southwest and then westward to Key West, the westernmost inhabited island. It extends to the uninhabited Dry Tortugas. The islands lie along the strait of Florida that divides Atlantic Ocean.
The climate of the Florida Key is tropical in nature according to Koppen Climate Classification. The majority of the land area lies in Monroe County but a small portion of the area extends to North East in Miami Dade country.
The overall area of the land is around 137 sqml. The area also has civilization and according to a recent census around 80 thousand people live on it.
The average density is 579 sqml but majority of the population is concentrated to high dense areas for example the city of Key West which has around 32 percent of the total population.
Key West city is also the country seat of Monroe country. The Monroe country consists of mainland in Everglades National Park and key islands include Key Largo to Dry Tortugas.
Earlier the Key was only accessible by railway but from 1912 onwards the land can be accessed via railway.
The Florida Keys has plant and animal life. Moreover, people can import plants from other places and grow them in the area as the environment is friendly for imported plants and allows them to thrive.
The area is often threatened by natural disasters including hurricanes and cyclones that result in massive evacuations from the area.