The port city of Jacksonville is located southeast of the United States and is the largest city in the state Florida.Jacksonville is also the 13th largest city in the United States and has 822,000 inhabitants (2011).
- Jacksonville is right next to 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.
- Jacksonville has a humid climate with hot summers and mild winters. There are several beautiful beaches on the coast – ca. 30 km west of the center. Here are examples 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 famous places of interest in the city include MOCA or The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, Jacksonville Landing and Museum of Science & History (MOSH).
- Jacksonville has otherwise a maritime museum and 64 golf courses in the area around the city – which can all be reached within an hour’s drive from the city center.
- Jacksonville International Airport is 23 miles north of downtown.