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Kissimmee is a city in Osceola county, Florida. As of 2010 census, the population of the city was 59,682. It is a principal city of Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, Metropolitan Area. The city has a total area of 17.32 square miles. Kissimmee and the city of St.Cloud are the only incorporated settlements in the county. Drained by the Kissimmee River, the city is situated on the northwest shore of Lake Toho in Central Florida. The main city center lies near the intersection of US Highway 17/92 and US Highway 192. The downtown does not posses any tall skyscraper, most of buildings are two or three stories high. The downtown area consists largely of restaurants, small shops and historic residences.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The top employers in the city include the Walt Disney Company and Walmart among others. The city has a number of schools including elementary, middle and high schools with some private schools as well. It also includes two state college and one private college..
History of Kissimmee
This area was originally named Allendale, after Confederate Major J. H. Allen who operated the first cargo steamboat along the Kissimmee River – the Mary Belle. It was renamed Kissimmee when incorporated as a city in 1883. The etymology of the name Kissimmee is debated, apart from general agreement that it is Native American in origin.
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