St Augustine (Florida)

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St Augustine cruise port

Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
21:37 16 Nov 2018

29.90005 N, -81.31415 W

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St Augustine is a port city located in the Southeastern United States, in northeastern Florida, on the Atlantic coast. The city covers a total area of approx 33 km2 (12,7 ml2) and has a population of around 13,000 people (2010 census).

  • St Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied settlement established by Europeans within the borders of continental United States. County seat of St Johns County, it's part of First Coast region of Florida and Jacksonville metropolitan area. 
  • St Augustine was established on September 8, 1565 by Florida's first governor, Spanish admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles (1519-1574). He called the settlement "San Agustin," as his ships bearing supplies, settlers and troops from Spain first sighted land in Florida 11 days earlier on August 28, feast day of St Augustine.
  • The settlement served as the capital city of Spanish Florida for more than 200 years, and became the capital city of British East Florida at the time when the territory changed hands between Britain and Spain.
  • In 1819 Spain ceded Florida to the US, and when in 1821 the treaty was ratified, St Augustine was designated the capital city of Florida Territory until in 1824 Tallahassee was made capital. Since late 19th century, the distinct historical character of St Augustine has made the city a popular tourist attraction. It is also the headquarters for Florida National Guard.
  • In 1997, when State of Florida abolished Historic St Augustine Preservation Board, the city assumed control of over 36 buildings that were restored or reconstructed to their historical appearance, and other historic properties, such as the Government House. In 2015, St Augustine celebrated the 450th year of its establishment with a visit from Queen Letizia of Spain and Felipe VI of Spain.
  • Hurricane Matthew caused widespread flooding in the downtown city area of St Augustine on October 7, 2016.

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