In 1856 Orlando became the county seat of Orange County, Florida. The “Town of Orlando” was incorporated on July 31, 1875 with an area of 4 square miles. Orlando incorporated as a city in 1885.
Today, the City of Orlando as a result of numerous annexations, has an area of over 100 square miles and is still located entirely within Orange County.
Orlando is one of the world's fastest-growing cities. It is among Florida's major cities and is a center for digital media and bio medicine. The City has the 9th busiest airport in the U.S. and is warm and sunny all year round.
Orlando has a Mayor-Commissioner form of government. Six City Commissioners are elected at-large from their respective districts to four-year terms. The Mayor is the formal representative of the City.
The Mayor of Orlando is Buddy DyerCity Commissioners