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This article pertains to content due to appear in the upcoming release of Grand Theft Auto VI.
The subject of this article is still developing and thus may be incomplete and/or not verified.

For the state in the 3D Universe, see State of Florida.

Grand Theft Auto VI heads to the state of Leonida, home to the neon-soaked streets of Vice City and beyond in the biggest, most immersive evolution of the Grand Theft Auto series yet.

The State of Leonida is a state located in the United States of America, to be featured in Grand Theft Auto VI.


Leonida is world-renowned for its beach resorts, amusement parks, warm and sunny climate, nautical recreation, and hosting the busiest port in the world. Attractions such as the City of Vice Beach are referenced throughout the series.

The state is also indirectly responsible for the moon landing conspiracy theorists[4] and the Leonida Man phenomenon on social media.


It appears to be based on the real-life state of Florida. The state is named after Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León, who led the first European expedition to the Florida peninsula.

Known Counties[]

Major Cities and Towns[]

To date, five cities and towns have been officially revealed via trailers – two of which have been previously mentioned by name in HD Universe titles.

  • Hamlet, Vice-Dale County
  • Vice Beach, Vice-Dale County – First mentioned in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.
  • Vice City, Vice-Dale County – First mentioned in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.
  • Waning Sands, Leonard County
  • Port Gellhorn, Unidentified Leonida Panhandle county


  • The seal of the State of Leonida (inspired by the real-life Seal of Florida) features a person being eaten by an alligator.
  • The real world state of Florida and its locations are mentioned several times throughout the Grand Theft Auto series. Florida is also seen to be the in-game state in which Vice City is located in the 3D Universe.
    • Originally, Leonida used the 3D Universe's Florida name, briefly mentioned in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V.[5] Florida was eventually rendered non-canon in favor of the addition of the State of Leonida in Grand Theft Auto VI as the state in which Vice City is located in the HD Universe, officially making Florida exclusive to the 3D Universe canon only.
    • This is one of the three major location name retcons in the series, followed by recurring "Hollywood" actors from Grand Theft Auto III advertisements being mentioned as Vinewood actors in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
    • Similarly to Florida's retcon, the city of San Andreas from the original 1997's Grand Theft Auto was also briefly considered valid in the 3D Universe, with the real-life San Francisco being mentioned as "San Andreas" in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. It was eventually retconned as the state's name in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, with the city itself being rebranded as San Fierro.


  1. As seen on the Vice-Dale Police Department logo.
  2. Car License Plate Motto
  3. Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto VI, Coming 2025
  4. Taking over Florida's original role from the indirect references to real-life Apollo 11 since Grand Theft Auto IV (e.g. Conspire on WKTT Radio).
  5. There are in total six subtle mentions to Florida by name in the HD Universe, now canonically Leonida mentions:
    • Hossan Ramzy refers to the major ports of Florida in an email, rebranded as many ports of Leonida including PortViceCity.
    • When asked by Eddie Low if he is from Liberty City, Niko Bellic sarcastically says, "No, I'm from Florida."
    • During a Weazel News report, it is said that a senator, Travis Evans, solicited gay sex in Florida.
    • Another Weazel News report, which airs after completing Undress to Kill, says that fugitive Joshua Hampton and his mother are rumored to be escaping to Florida.
    • Florida was mentioned on the website "".
    • The term "Floridian" is used on "".
    • Gordon Moorehead says he "fought fascism in Florida" during the war in the Grand Theft Auto V in-game TV show Moorehead Rides Again, itself a continuation of the radio show of the same name featured on Vice City Public Radio in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, in which Gordon Moorehead and the show's other main characters were based in Vice City.


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