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The United States of America is a country in North America that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and shares land borders with Canada and Mexico. The United States is a federal constitutional republic, with its capital in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia.

Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 71,382. As of 2005, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 76,646. It is the home of the Brevard County Manatees baseball club of the Florida State League and Washington Nationals spring training.

It is located approximately 60 miles southeast of Orlando on the Space Coast along Interstate 95. It is approximately midway between Jacksonville and Miami. Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios and Cape Canaveral are within an hour's drive from Melbourne. In the Melbourne and Palm Bay area, there are 33 miles of uncrowded, clean and sandy Atlantic beaches, such as Spessard Holland in Melbourne Beach and the Boardwalk Avenue in Indialantic. Melbourne is a center for water sports such as boating, fishing, sailboarding, and scuba diving, surfing, water and jet skiing.
Melbourne, in South Brevard County, originally was a training area for soldiers during the civil war. Some soldiers, who were attracted to the river and the ocean, returned and bought land at 5 cents per acre. After the civil war, pioneer families arrived and Melbourne was founded in the late 1860's by former slaves. The city was named after the first postmaster's home city of Melbourne, Australia. The first school in Melbourne was built in 1883 and is now part of the Florida Tech campus. In 1969, the cities of Eau Gallie and Melbourne voted to merge, forming modern day Melbourne.
The Melbourne International Airport is located in the center of the city. Melbourne is one In the city the population was spread out with 20.7 percent under the age of 18, 9.3 percent from 18 to 24, 28.4 percent from 25 to 44, 21.9 percent from 45 to 64, and 19.7 percent who were 65 years of age or older.

Melbourne is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in United States worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of United States.

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