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Gainesville, Florida
City o Gainesville
Downtown Gainesville at night
Downtown Gainesville at night
Banner o Gainesville, Florida
Banner
Offeecial seal o Gainesville, Florida
Seal
Nickname(s): 
"Gatorville", "G-Ville", "Gainesvegas", "Hogtown"
Motto(s): 
Every path starts with passion
Location in Alachua County in the state of Florida
Location in Alachua County in the state of Florida
Coordinates: 29°39′7.19″N 82°19′29.97″W / 29.6519972°N 82.3249917°W / 29.6519972; -82.3249917Coordinates: 29°39′7.19″N 82°19′29.97″W / 29.6519972°N 82.3249917°W / 29.6519972; -82.3249917
Country United States of America
State Florida
County Alachua
Settled1854
IncorporatitAprile 14, 1869
Govrenment
 • TeepCooncil-manager
 • MayorEd Braddy
 • Commission[1]
 • Ceety ManagerRuss Blackburn
Area
 • City161.6 km2 (62.4 sq mi)
 • Land158.8 km2 (61.3 sq mi)
 • Water2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)  1.74%
Elevation54 m (151 ft)
Population
 (2012 est.)[3]
 • City128,460
 • Rank206t
 • Density789.3/km2 (2,044/sq mi)
 • Urban
187,781 (US: 187t)
 • Metro
273,377 (172nt)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
32601–32614, 32627, 32635, 32641, 32653
Aurie code(s)352
FIPS code12-25175
GNIS featur ID0282874[4]
Wabsteidwww.cityofgainesville.org

Gainesville is the coonty seat an lairgest ceety in Alachua Coonty, Florida, an the principal ceety o the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Stateestical Aurie (MSA).

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gainesville maintains sister ceety relationships wi fower ceeties in three separate arrangements:[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. [1] "City of Gainesville - City Commission", Retrieved 2015-06-09
  2. "Gainesville, Florida". Weather Underground. Retrieved 2007-07-22. 
  3. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. "Sister City Program of Gainesville". Sister City Program of Gainesville, Inc. Retrieved January 16, 2010.