Jacksonville, Florida

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Jacksonville, Florida

 

Jacksonville, which is in the First Coast region, is the largest city in the U.S. state of Florida. It has been the largest city in terms of land area in the contiguous United States since 1968 when the city’s limits were expanded to include nearly the entire county. Founded in 1822, Jacksonville is Duval County's seat.


The city is usually divided into six sections: Greater Arlington, North Jacksonville, Northwest

Jacksonville, Southeast Jacksonville, West Jacksonville and the Urban Core or Downtown Jacksonville.
America's largest urban park system is operated in the city. The Atlantic Ocean and the St. Johns River lend natural beauty to the parks, and give the city a unique identity while providing for people who want to swim, sail, fish, jetski, waterski and surf.


Parks and gardens in Jacksonville include the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens, which was opened in November 2008; the Veterans Memorial Wall, which is a tribute to the men and women of the US armed forces; and the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail, which is a linear city park running over 14 miles from Baldwin, Florida to Imeson Road.


The Jacksonville Landing, the 250 year old Treaty Oak, the Friendship Fountain, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Karpeles Manuscript Library, and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens are but

a few of the attractions in the city.

 
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