Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Fort Lauderdale
Downtown Fort Lauderdale skyline
Downtown Fort Lauderdale skyline
Nickname(s): "Venice of America"
Map of Florida highlighting Fort Lauderdale.svg
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
Coordinates: 26°08′9″N 80°08′31″W / 26.13583°N 80.14194°W / 26.13583; -80.14194Coordinates: 26°08′9″N 80°08′31″W / 26.13583°N 80.14194°W / 26.13583; -80.14194
Country United States
State Florida
County Broward
Established March 27, 1911
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • Mayor Jack Seiler
 • City 36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land 31.7 sq mi (82.2 km2)
 • Water 4.3 sq mi (11.1 km2)  11.91%
Elevation[2] 9 ft (2.75 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 165,521 (141st)
 • Density 5,221.48/sq mi (2,016.02/km2)
 • Metro 5,564,635
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33301-33340, 33345-33349
Area code(s) 754, 954
FIPS code 12-24000[3]
GNIS feature ID 0282693[4]

Fort Lauderdale is a city in the state of Florida in the United States. It is 23 miles (37 km) north of Miami. As of 2010, the city of Fort Lauderdale had a population of 165,521.

The city is a popular tourist destination. It had 10.35 million visitors in 2006.[5]

Climate[change | change source]

Despite not being below the Tropic of Cancer, Fort Lauderdale has a Tropical Rainforest (Af) Climate with a long hot year with no true dry season.

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