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Miami skyline Miami at night Sun setting on Miami

Miami — the Magic City

The Miami metropolitan area anchors a region commonly referred to by local inhabitants as South Florida; it is the metropolitan area comprising Miami, Florida, and nearby communities.

Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2012, Miami was classified as an Alpha- World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory. In 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. It ranked thirty-third among global cities.

Ten Current Facts

  • Third Largest Skyline
  • Twelve feet above sea level
  • Has an area of 1,955 square miles
  • Has a population of 2.4 million +
  • Home to 150+ ethnicities and 60+ languages
  • Third fittest city in the U.S.
  • Has the world's only everglades sytem
  • Average temperature of 76 degrees fahrenheit
  • Has 35 municipalities
  • Home to three sports team

Ten Historical Facts

  • Founded July 28, 1896
  • Largest collection of Art Deco Architecture
  • Originally a man made island
  • Came from a coconut grove plantation
  • Unique sport of Jai-Alai
  • First people came 10,000 years ago
  • Home to the Tequesta indians
  • Visited by Juan Ponce de Leon
  • 27th state in the Union
  • Home to the Henry Flagler railroad

Ten Points of Interest

  • More then 800 parks
  • Biscayne National Park
  • Everglades National Park
  • Crandon Beach County Park
  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
  • Consistently in Dr. Beach's top 10 Best Beaches in the U.S.
  • Award-winning tennis and golf
  • Water sports (parasailing, windsurfing, wave-running, jet-skiing)
  • 460+ hotels and motels and nearly 50,000 rooms
  • Port of Miami (Cruise Capital of the World): 3.5 million annual passengers