Orlando, Florida, the seat of Orange County, It is 76 mile (122 km) northeast of Tampa. The city is a processing and marketing center for the surrounding agricultural region. Produced in Orlando are laser systems, electronic equipment, and processed foods. The city is sered by an international airport, an Interstate highway, and a railway.
Orlando and its surrounding area are a popular destination for tourists. Located here are Walt Disney World, a huge amusement complex; Universal Studios, a movie studio and theme park; and Sea World, an aquarium and marine park. The Orlando Magic and the Orlando Miracle, professional basketball teams, play at the TD Waterhouse Centre. The Citrus Bowl post-season college football game is an annual event. The University of Central Florida is in Orlando. Rollins College is in nearby Winter Park. The city was founded in 1850. It has the mayor-council form of government.