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).
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).
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 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,
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, 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, 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
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