City Web Map Project
By: Tiara M. Colon
Crossroads@Meade - Computer Science Class
Jacksonville, located in the northeast corner of Florida, is the state's largest city (and the country's largest in land area, with 800+ square miles). Named after Andrew Jackson, the city was settled in 1816 and incorporated in 1832. Destroyed during the Civil war, Jacksonville was rebuilt, becoming a major industrial city and a transportation hub. Three US Navy installations are in the area. Today, Jacksonville is a growing city of around 750,000, with a young population and a strong economy that is diversified among technical, manufacturing and service industries. Inc. magazine ranked Jacksonville #8 on its list of Top Cities for Doing Business in America.
As popular as Jacksonville's beaches are by day, they're even more popular at night, with many bars, restaurants and entertainment venues at Atlantic Beach and Jacksonville Beach. Downtown, the Riverwalk, a 1.2-mile boardwalk on the banks of the St. Johns River, has restaurants, shops and entertainment. Ponte Vedra Beach has many upscale restaurants. Microbreweries, sports bars and Irish bars can be found up and down the coast from Georgia border to St. Augustine. With a young population (median under 34, younger than most Florida cities), great beaches and constant sunshine, Jacksonville is a great place to be. - Excerpt Taken Directly from http://www.citytowninfo.com/places/florida/jacksonville
City Facts- Jacksonville, Florida
Year Founded: February 9, 1832.
Latitude: 30.3369° N,
Longitude: 81.6614° W
Area: 885 sq miles (2,292 km²)
Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone
Mayor: Alvin Brown