35 Facts About Jacksonville

1. Jacksonville is served by Jacksonville International Airport, 13 miles north of downtown, with 82 departures a day to 27 nonstop destination cities.

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2. Jacksonville is home to one major league sports team, the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.

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3. Jacksonville is home to three naval facilities, and with Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay nearby makes Jacksonville the third largest naval presence in the country.

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4. Jacksonville is a rail, air, and highway focal point and a busy port of entry, with Jacksonville International Airport, ship repair yards and extensive freight-handling facilities.

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5. Jacksonville is home to Deutsche Bank's second largest US operation; only New York is larger.

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6. City of Jacksonville has a unique park system, with various lands operated by the National Park Service, Florida State Parks and the City of Jacksonville Department of Parks and Recreation.

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7. On May 28, 2012, Jacksonville was hit by Tropical Storm Beryl, packing winds up to 70 miles per hour which made landfall near Jacksonville Beach.

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8. Jacksonville is the most populous city in the US state of Florida, the most populous city in the southeastern United States and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States.

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9. Jacksonville Is A True Blue Football Town The Gator Bowl has a history that spans nearly 70 years, and served as one of many platforms for legendary players and coaches.

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10. Jacksonville is home to the Marine Corporation Museum of the Carolinas and the Lynnwood Park Zoo.

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11. Jacksonville is located adjacent to North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks area.

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12. Jacksonville is no different, and there are a number of pros and cons of living on the First Coast.

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13. Jacksonville is located in the northeast corner of Florida on the banks of the St Johns River, adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean.

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14. Jacksonville is a cosmopolitan riverside city that is one of the largest cities in area in the United Sates.

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15. Jacksonville is served by seven television stations: six commercial and one PBS.

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16. In 2000, Jacksonville was Florida's largest incorporated city, with a land area of 765 square miles and a population of 735,617.

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17. Jacksonville is a pilot city for TradeRoots, an initiative of the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation, that studies the benefits that trade brings to local communities.

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18. Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States by land mass at over 800 square miles.

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19. Jacksonville is gigantic: At nearly 900 square miles, it is by far the largest city in the continental United States in terms of geographical area.

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20. Florida State College at Jacksonville is a state college and a member of the Florida College System, offering two-year associate's degrees as well as some four-year bachelor's degrees.

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21. Florida State College at Jacksonville has the Kent Gallery on their westside campus and the Wilson Center for the Arts at their main campus.

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22. Jacksonville is home of River City Pride which is Northeast Florida's largest Gay Pride parade.

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23. Jacksonville is the 49th largest local radio market in the United States, and is dominated by the same two large ownership groups that dominate the radio industry across the United States: Cox Radio and iHeartMedia.

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24. Jacksonville is the 47th largest local television market in the United States,.

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25. Jacksonville is home to Deutsche Bank's second largest US operation, only New York is larger.

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26. In 2008, Jacksonville had approximately 2.8 million visitors who stayed overnight, spending nearly $1 billion.

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27. Jacksonville is home to many prominent corporations and organizations, including the headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies: CSX Corporation, Fidelity National Financial, Fidelity National Information Services and Southeastern Grocers.

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28. Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, and the twelfth most populous city in the United States.

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29. In 2004, Jacksonville was inundated by Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Jeanne, which made landfall south of the area, and suffered minor damage from Tropical Storm Bonnie, which spawned a minor tornado.

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30. City of Jacksonville averages only about 10 to 15 nights at or below freezing.

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31. Jacksonville is home to a notable collection of Mid-Century modern architecture.

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32. The high point of Jacksonville rises to 190 feet above sea level on Trail Ridge just along the boundary with Baker County.

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33. On May 3, 1901, downtown Jacksonville was ravaged by a fire that started as a kitchen fire.

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34. The Jacksonville Beaches communities are along the adjacent Atlantic coast.

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35. Jacksonville is the most populous city in the US state of Florida and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States.

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