Orlando is a major city in the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat of Orange County, located in Central Florida. The city was reportedly named after Orlando Reeves, a soldier who died in the area in 1867. It was incorporated on July 31, 1875, and as a city in 1885. According to the United States Census Bureau the estimated population of the Greater Orlando area as of 2008, was approximately 2,045,322. It is the third largest metropolitan area in Florida, behind Miami and Tampa, and the 8th largest metropolitan area in the south and is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the sunbelt.
The city has many nicknames, the most popular being "O-town", and "Hollywood East". The region is classified as a clear humid subtropical climate ranging from hot and rainy summers to dry and mild winters. The average high temperatures are over 90 °F (33 °C) for almost five months out of the year, and have spiked over 100 °F (38 °C) on occasion.
Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida, which is the second largest university in Florida in student enrollment and has the fourteenth largest enrollment in the nation. Additionally, the city is home to a wide variety of tourist attractions, and now boasts more theme parks and entertainment attractions than anywhere else in the nation.