Jacksonville (Jax, as the locals call it), is the largest city in the state of Florida in the USA. Its population is 950,000.
Jacksonville is the economic metropolis for the Southeastern United States. The most important economic sectors are finance, telecommunications, transport, tourism, media, aerospace, IT and scientific research.
In 1822, one year after the cession of Florida to the United States by Spain, it was renamed in honor of Andrew Jackson who was military governor of the territory of Florida and then president of the United States.
Jacksonville is famous for its historic neighborhoods, rich art and culture, 22 miles of beaches, the largest network of city parks in the country, thrilling sporting events, 20 golf courses, delicious Mayport shrimp, and its subtropical climate with mild winters and hot summers.
Image of title: Jacksonville at Night . Source: flickr / Robert Hill