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About Gainesville

Gainesville is the county seat of, and the largest city in, Alachua County, Florida, and is both the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida, metropolitan statistical area and the largest city in North Central Florida. In 2018 the US Census Bureau estimated Gainesville's population at 133,857, a 7.4% increase from 2010, and the metropolitan statistical area's population at 288,212.

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