Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Miami-Dade County, Florida
Map
Map of Florida highlighting Miami-Dade County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded January 18, 1836
Seat Miami
Largest City Miami
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,431 sq mi (6,296 km²)
1,946 sq mi (5,040 km²)
485 sq mi (1,256 km²), 19.96%
Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

2,402,208
1,158/sq mi (447/km²)
Website: www.miamidade.gov
Named for: Major Francis L. Dade
County flag Flag of Miami-Dade County, Florida

Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami or Dade) is a county in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. The United States Census Bureau estimates that in 2006, about 2,402,208 people lived in the county. That is more than any other county in Florida. Among all United States counties, it is in eighth place.[1] The county seat is the city of Miami.

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