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The port city of Jacksonville is located southeast of the United States, and is the largest city in the state of Florida.Jacksonville is also the 13th largest city in the U.S., and has 822,000 inhabitants (2011). When the entire metropolitan area, the population is increasing at 1.3 million.
Jacksonville is located on the St. Johns River – which flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The city is Florida’s leading industrial, financial, commercial, and communications center.
Jacksonville is a popular destination for tourists, and receives 3 million visitors annually. Jacksonville is also known to be an important congress and conventions.
The city has a humid subtropical climate, with warm summers and mild winters. There are several beautiful beaches on the coast – approx. 30 km west of downtown. Here is example Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach.
The city’s tallest building is the “Bank of America Tower,” which rises 188 meters above the ground.
Some popular tourist attractions in the city include “Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville” – which has exhibitions of contemporary art, zoo “Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens” – where such can see lions, elephants and jaguars, the amusement park “Adventure Landing” and “Museum of Science & History” (MOSH) – with exhibits in science and local history. There is also a planetarium.
Jacksonville has otherwise a maritime museum as well as 64 golf courses in the area around the city – where everyone can be reached within one hour’s drive from downtown.
Jacksonville International Airport is located 23 miles north of downtown.