Largest city in Florida

Ever been to Jacksonville? It is the State of Florida’s largest city. In a ranking made in 2007, Jacksonville is considered to be the 12th most popular city of the US. According to the estimates of the Census Bureau of 2006, it is the state’s 4th largest city in terms of metropolitan area.   According to the Census Bureau, the total area of Jacksonville, the largest city in Florida is about 874.3 square miles. The city comprises of 757.7square miles of land and 116.7 square miles of water. On the north lies the Nassau Country. On the south lie the St. Johns and Clay Country. On the east lie the Jacksonville beaches along with the Atlantic Ocean. And on the west lies the Baker Country. The city is divided by the St. Johns River. The Trout River also flows through the city. The Trout River is an important tributary of the St. Johns River. The area of this city is almost 3 times that of the City of New York. However, the density of population of this city is low. The climate of Jacksonville, the largest city in Florida is humid subtropical. During summer, the weather is hot, and during winter it is mild. In summer the average temperature ranges from 64-90 OF. However, in summer temperature can go up as high as 105oF. During summer thunderstorms also occur in the afternoons. These storms occur because of the land’s heating which is combined with the tremendous high humidity.  However, in winter the largest city in Florida experiences freezing weather. This however does not last long. However, there are records of the temperature going down to 7oF. Again snowfall is a rare instance in Jacksonville. Even if snowfall happens, the snow melts before it can reach the ground. This largest city in Florida had been totally destroyed by a fire that broke out on May 3, 1901. This fire “known as the Great Fire”, occurred in a fiber factory and resulted in destroying the homes of 10,000 residents. Henry John Klutho, the famous architect of New York was the main person involved in the city’s reconstruction.