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Jacksonville, Florida

county seat of Duval County, Florida, United States; consolidated city and county

Jacksonville is the largest city in the state of Florida and one of the 15 largest cities in the United States. It is home to the University of North Florida. It is the county seat of Duval County.

Jacksonville, Florida
City of Jacksonville
Top, left to right: Downtown Jacksonville, Riverplace Tower, statue in Memorial Park, Jacksonville Skyway, Florida Theatre, Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, Hemming Park
Flag of Jacksonville, Florida
Flag
Official seal of Jacksonville, Florida
Seal
Nickname(s): 
"Jax", "The River City", "J-ville", "The Bold New City of the South"
Motto(s): 
Where Florida Begins
Location in Duval County and the state of Florida
Location in Duval County and the state of Florida
Jacksonville is located in Florida
Jacksonville
Jacksonville
Location in the United States
Jacksonville is located in the United States
Jacksonville
Jacksonville
Jacksonville (the United States)
Coordinates: 30°20′13″N 81°39′41″W / 30.33694°N 81.66139°W / 30.33694; -81.66139Coordinates: 30°20′13″N 81°39′41″W / 30.33694°N 81.66139°W / 30.33694; -81.66139[1]
Country United States
State Florida
CountyDuval
Founded1822
Incorporated1832
Consolidated[2]1968
Named forAndrew Jackson
Government
 • TypeStrong Mayor–Council
 • BodyJacksonville City Council
 • MayorLenny Curry (R)
Area
 • Total874.64 sq mi (2,265.30 km2)
 • Land747.45 sq mi (1,935.87 km2)
 • Water127.19 sq mi (329.42 km2)
Elevation16 ft (5 m)
Population
 • Total821,784
 • Estimate 
(2017)[6]
892,062
 • Rank1st in Florida
12th in United States
 • Density1,178.17/sq mi (454.89/km2)
 • Urban
1,065,219 (US: 40th)
 • Metro
1,504,980 (US: 39th)
 • CSA
1,631,488 (US: 34th)
DemonymsJacksonvillian, Jaxson[7][8]
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
32099, 32201–32212, 32214–32241, 32244–32247, 32250, 32254–32260, 32266, 32267, 32277, 32290
Area code(s)904
FIPS code12-35000
GNIS feature ID0295003[9]
AirportJacksonville International Airport
Interstateslink = Interstate 10 in Florida link = Interstate 95 in Florida link = Interstate 295 (Florida) link = Interstate 795 (Florida)
WaterwaysSt. Johns River, Fall Creek, Arlington River
WebsiteCity of Jacksonville

It is the largest city in the Continental United States in terms of area. It covers nearly all of Duval County in North Florida. The Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL play here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  2. "Consolidation". The Jacksonville Historical Society. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  3. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  5. "Demographics." City of Jacksonville Seal. N.p., n.d. Web. April 28, 2017.
  6. "American FactFinder". Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  7. "Call Box". The Florida Times-Union. April 26, 2000. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  8. Donges, Patrick (April 17, 2014). "What Do You Call Someone From Jacksonville?". news.wjct.org. WJCT. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  9. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jacksonville, Florida

Other websitesEdit

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