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|Satellite view showing Jacksonville, most populous city in the State of Florida in the United States. It is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The port city is located about 26 km (16 mi) west of the Atlantic coast, 265 km (164 mi) east of the state capital Tallahassee in the northeastern part of Florida, near the state border with Georgia, at the estuary of the St. Johns River, one of a few rivers in the United States that flows north.
Jacksonville was founded in the 1820th short after Spain ceded Florida to the United States. The town was named after after Andrew Jackson, at that time the Military Governor of Florida who later became the seventh President of the United States.
Today Jacksonville is preferred called JAX, it is the12th most populous city in the United States with a population of about 868,000 inhabitants (in 2015), 1.36 million people live in its metropolitan area.
The city's economy is based on industry, banking, insurance, logistics, healthcare and tourism.
The deep-water Port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT) with its three separate cargo facilities is the second largest handler of vehicles in the United States. The third largest military presence in the US contributes also a great deal to the city's economic activity.
Jacksonville points of interest:
Places: Jacksonville Riverwalk (all along the river), Kingsley Plantation (former estate with a history, at the northern tip of Fort George Island), Friendship Fountain (trick fountain and park), Fort Caroline (National memorial, remains of a short-lived French presence in sixteenth century Florida), American Beach (8.5 acre sand dune, founded in 1935 to provide African Americans with beach access), Amelia Island (known for its luxury resorts, golf courses and sandy beaches).
Museums: Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens (art museum with a collection of European and American paintings and a 20th century garden design), Museum Of Contemporary Art - MOCA (the museum houses one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art in the Southeast), Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery (glass, porcelains, ivory, Cloisonnés), Museum of Science & History (specialized in science and local history exhibits), Jacksonville Fire Museum (all you want to know about the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department)
Theater: Theatre Jacksonville (one of the oldest continually producing community theaters in the United States founded in 1919), Ritz Theatre (African-American oriented theater in the LaVilla neighborhood)
Shopping: Jacksonville Landing (complex for shopping, dining, clubbing, and has a historic museum)
Churches: Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (historic Catholic church, rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1901), Riverside Baptist Church (historic Baptist church from 1926)
Parks: Jacksonville has the largest urban park system in the US.
Confederate Park (public park on the southern bounds of the historic neighborhood of Springfield), Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (zoo and park at the mouth of the Trout River), Hanna Park (public beach and city park), Metropolitan Park (urban waterfront park),
Just zoom in (+) to see Jacksonville Landing, the business, cultural and entertainment center in downtown Jacksonville.
The page shows a city map of Jacksonville with expressways, main roads and streets. Zoom out to see the location of Jacksonville International Airport (IATA code: JAX), about 9 mi (14 km) north of the city.
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Saturday-June-25 2016 05:33Standard time zone Eastern (EST): UTC/GMT -5 hours
Daylight Saving Time (EDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours
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|Google Maps: Map of the City of Jacksonville, Florida.
City Coordinates: 30°19′10″N 81°39′36″W
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