Floridians and visitors alike have long adored Key West for its quirky nature and laid-back vibes. But why, some ask, is this city sometimes referred to as the Conch Republic? Is that a nickname? Was this island formerly its own nation?
The answer to both those questions is yes … and no. where is the conch republic and Why? Because nothing about Florida is that simple.
From a strict geographical or cartographical point of view, Key West is actually more than a single island. Within its city limits are also the surrounding islands of Dredgers Key, Fleming Key, Sunset Key and a portion of Stock Island.