The city of Orlando is the seat of Orange County and is the metropolitan area of the same name, as well as the head of the region known as Central Florida, in the state of Florida, in the southeastern United States. According to the 2000 US Census, the city had a population of 185,951 (the population in the metropolitan area is 1 644 561). A local census of the population in 2003 yielded a result of 199 336 inhabitants (1.8 million in the metropolitan area). It is the sixth largest city in Florida and the largest non-coastal city. It is also the head of the third largest metropolitan area in the state, behind Miami-Fort Lauderdale and Tampa-Saint Petersburg.
The city is primarily known for its hotels and tourist attractions of interest to children and youth, particularly Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Another attraction includes SeaWorld. Downtown Orlando, better known as Downtown Orlando, has been subject to continuous restructuring, despite being away from major tourist attractions.