Pensacola, Florida

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Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle and the county seat of Escambia County, Florida, United States of America[3] As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 56,255 and as of 2006, the estimated population was 53,248.[4] However, the Pensacola–Ferry PassBrent Metropolitan Statistical Area, comprising Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, had a population of 439,877.[5]

Pensacola is a sea port on Pensacola Bay, which connects to the Gulf of Mexico. A large United States Naval Air Station, the first in the United States, is located southwest of Pensacola (near the community of Warrington) and is home to the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and the National Museum of Naval Aviation. The main campus of the University of West Florida is situated north of the city center.

Pensacola is nicknamed "The City of Five Flags" due to the five governments that have flown flags over it during its history: the flags of Spain (Castile), France, Great Britain, the Confederate States of America, and the United States. Other nicknames include "World's Whitest Beaches" (due to the white sand prevalent along beaches in the Florida panhandle), "Cradle of Naval Aviation", "Western Gate to the Sunshine State", "America's First Settlement", "Emerald Coast", "Redneck Riviera", and "Red Snapper Capital of the World."


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