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Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville is a city in Florida, USA, near the mouth of the St. Johns River, farthest northeast in the state. The city has 892,062 residents, and together with St. Augustine and St. Marys in Georgia, forms a larger city region with 1,504,980 residents (U.S. Census, 2017).

Business

Jacksonville is Florida's premier industrial, financial, commercial and communications center. Key industrial productions are found in wood pulp, cigars and machinery. The city has a large port with exports of fruits and vegetables, as well as shipyards, naval stations as other military installations. Like the rest of Florida, Jacksonville also has a lot of tourist traffic.

The city also has many educational institutions, including Jacksonville University (founded 1934), and the University of North Florida (1972), as well as its own NFL team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Near the city is Fort Caroline National Monument in memory of an early French Huguenot colony (1564).

History

The area has been populated for thousands of years, and potsherds have been found that are believed to be over 4,500 years old. The first Europeans arrived in the area in 1562, and French Huguenots established the first colony in 1564. Spain had dominion until 1763, when the British prevailed and dominated the development until 1783 when the Spaniards regained control over Florida. Spain surrendered the Florida Territory to the United States in 1821, and the city was founded in 1832 and named after President Andrew Jackson.

During the American Civil War, most of the city was destroyed, but construction of a good harbor and railways brought rapid growth from the late 1800s. A city expansion in 1968 made Jacksonville the U.S's 5th largest city by area (2265 km 2), and the largest outside Alaska. Jacksonville is also an important military port, and during the Gulf War (1990-1991) was an important shipping port for the military forces.

Hollywood, Florida

Hollywood is a city in Florida, on the Atlantic coast, 30 miles north of Miami. The city itself has 153,627 residents and is part of the larger Miami- Fort Lauderdale - West Palm Beach metropolitan area with 6,158,824 residents (U.S. Census, 2017).

Hollywood was founded in 1921, during the great development boom, and gained city status in 1925. The following year it was severely damaged by a hurricane. After World War II, the city experienced rapid population growth. The city is both a residential suburb and a popular tourist destination, and has some light industry, including the electronics industry.

The city of Florida shares its name with the much more famous Hollywood, Los Angeles, center of the U.S. film industry.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, a city in the United States in the state of Florida, the Atlantic coast, 45 km north of Miami. The city has 180,072 residents, and is part of the greater Miami- Fort Lauderdale- West Palm Beach (metropolitan area) metropolitan area with 6,158,824 residents (U.S. Census, 2017).

Fort Lauderdale is an important port city and a popular tourist center with great cruise ship traffic, fishing and boating. The city is also known for its annual international film festival. The many canals (480 km) and the small lakes mean that the city is often called Venice of the United States. The town is named after several forts founded here during the Second Seminole War (the first in 1838), before it gained city status in 1911.

Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater, U.S. city of Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico, just west of Tampa; 106,600 in. (2007), is part of the Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater (metropolitan area) ; 2 723 900 in (2007). Known bathing and resort. Sea center (Sea-Orama) with aquarium and museum. Was founded as Fort Harrison in 1841 and gained city status as Clearwater in 1891.

Celebration, Florida

Celebration, a city in Florida, USA, built on an approx. 4000 hectares of land outside Orlando in 1996. It currently has approx. 3000 residents, but it is expected that in a few years it will have approx. The city is totally planned and developed in an idyllic style by the Walt Disney Company and its subsidiary Celebration Company, Osceola. The town plan and design of the individual buildings has been largely done by well-known architects, such as Michael Graves, Philip Johnson and Robert Venturi. The main aim of the design has been to recreate a Southeastern American small town, such a city of this type was before 1940; the result is often referred to as a "spirit of the real". Initially, the city had approx. 350 houses, all designed in classic American / European style. The colors are adapted to each other, and there are strict rules for changes and additions, including in the gardens, garages and the like.

Brevard Community College - Online Courses
Directory of the offered online courses. The listings include a short description, the class syllabus, and the option to register for the class.
http://www.brevard.cc.fl.us/online/campus/courses.html

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. Distance Learning
Center for Distance Learning offers course descriptions for its undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Request an information packet.
http://www.ec.erau.edu/ddl/

Homestead College of Bible & Graduate School
Orlando, Florida school offers undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate distance education courses for both ministers and laymen.
http://collegeofbible.homestead.com/

Nova Southeastern University - Distance Education
Distance education program offers BS, MS, MBA, and PhD degrees. Learn more about its computer science department.
http://www.nova.edu/cwis/disted/


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