Thompson, Florida

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Thompson, Florida
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 25°44′49″N80°56′24″W / 25.747°N 80.94°W / 25.747; -80.94
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Florida.svg  Florida
County   Monroe
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Thompson is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, located in the upper Florida Keys on Key Largo on US 1 (the Overseas Highway) northeast of Tavernier and southwest of Sunset Point and Rock Harbor.

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Monroe County, Florida County in the United States

Monroe County is a county in the state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 73,090. Its county seat is Key West. Monroe County includes the islands of the Florida Keys and comprises the Key West Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Florida State of the United States of America

Florida is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, and the 8th-most densely populated of the U.S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Miami metropolitan area is Florida's most populous urban area. Tallahassee is the state's capital.

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Geography

It is located at 25°02′31″N80°29′35″W / 25.042°N 80.493°W / 25.042; -80.493 with an elevation of 3 feet (1 m). [1]

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Coordinates: 25°02′31″N80°29′35″W / 25.042°N 80.493°W / 25.042; -80.493

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