Brunswick, Georgia

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Brunswick (pronounced /ˈbrʌnzwɪk/, with a z sound) is an American city in the state of Georgia and the seat of Glynn County. The municipality is located in southeastern Georgia on a harbor on the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 30 miles (50 km) north of Florida. It was founded in 1771 by the Province of Georgia and incorporated on February 22, 1856.[4] Plans for the city's streets and squares were laid out in grid-style following James Oglethorpe's Savannah Plan.[5] In 1789, George Washington proclaimed Brunswick one of the five original ports of entry for the United States.

In 2008, the city proper had an estimated population of 16,269.[6] Its metropolitan population was estimated to be 103,841 in 2009.[7] The city's metropolitan area is the twelfth-largest in the state of Georgia and includes the counties of Glynn, Brantley, and McIntosh.

The Port of Brunswick is the fourth-largest automobile port in the eastern United States.[8] The city's economy encompasses manufacturing, agricultural processing, and bulk cargoes. Tourism constitutes the largest industry in Brunswick and the Golden Isles.[9] Brunswick is the center of Georgia's shrimp and crab industry, attributing to the city's nickname, the "Shrimp Capital of the World."[10]

The headquarters facility of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, is a vital part of Brunswick's economy. The facility, located 5 miles (8 km) north of the central business district of the city, is adjacent to Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, which provides commercial air service to the region.

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