The Florida Keys are a cluster of about
1700 islands in the southeast United States. They begin at the southeastern tip of the Florida
peninsula, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Miami, and extend in a gentle arc south-southwest and
then westward to Key West, the westernmost of the inhabited islands, and on to the uninhabited Dry
Tortugas. The islands lie along the Florida Straits, dividing the Atlantic Ocean to the east from
the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and defining one edge of Florida Bay. At the nearest point, the
southern tip of Key West is just 90 miles (140 km) from Cuba.
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