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Orlando

(ôrlăn`dō), city (1990 pop. 164,693), seat of Orange co., central Fla., in a lake region; inc. 1875. In a citrus fruit and farm area, it is one of the world's most visited vacation spots. Orlando's economy focuses on aerospace and electronics, but tourism brings in the largest revenues. Located 15 mi (24 km) SW is the Disney World theme park, including the EPCOT Center and Animal Kingdom. Also nearby are two other major attractions, Sea World and Universal Studios Florida. Luxury hotels, restaurants, and tourist facilities abound in and near Orlando, which is noted for its mild climate. Orlando has museums devoted to art, history, science, and other fields. The Univ. of Central Florida is there, and Rollins College is in nearby Winter Park. There is a busy international airport, and the city is home to the Magic (National Basketball Association). The city was settled near Fort Gatlin, a post established (c.1837) during the Seminole WarSeminole War,
in U.S. history, armed conflict between the U.S. government and the Seminoles. In 1832 the U.S. government signed a treaty with the Seminoles, who lived in Florida, providing for their removal to Oklahoma in 1835 in exchange for a small sum of money.
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, the great French hero of the medieval Charlemagne cycle of chansons de geste, immortalized in the Chanson de Roland (11th or 12th cent.). Existence of an early Roland poem is indicated by the historian Wace's statement that Taillefer sang of Roland's deeds
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Orlando

 

a city in Florida, in the southeastern USA. Population, 99,000 (1970; with suburbs, 428,000). Orlando is the center of an important citrus fruit region. Of the city’s population, 25,000 are employed in local industry, which includes the processing of citrus fruit and the manufacture of missiles, missile engines, and electronic parts and components. Orlando is a winter resort.

Orlando

gallant and steadfast hero of medieval romance. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso; Orlando Inammorato; Morgante Maggiore]

Orlando

driven insane by lover’s betrayal. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso]
See: Madness

Orlando

born a man in 1588, dies a woman in 1928. [Br. Lit. Orlando, Magill I, 698–700]

Orlando

a city in the US, in Florida: site of Walt Disney World. Pop.: 199 336 (2003 est.)