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Key West aka the Conch Republic (pronounced konk) is the last Florida key linked via the overland highway.  The island measures two miles by four miles and has a population of approximately 27,000.  The Conch Republic was established on April 23, 1982, when the Florida Keys seceded from the United States of America in response to a US Border Patrol blockade set up on highway US 1 at Florida City just to the north of the Florida Keys.  After seceding, the Conch Republic promptly surrendered and demanded Foreign Aid, giving birth to its motto "The People Who Seceded Where Others Failed".

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