Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
City of Fort Lauderdale
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Flag of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Official seal of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale is located in Florida
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Location in Florida and the United States
Fort Lauderdale is located in the United States
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale (the United States)
Coordinates: 26°8′N 80°9′W / 26.133°N 80.150°W / 26.133; -80.150Coordinates: 26°8′N 80°9′W / 26.133°N 80.150°W / 26.133; -80.150
Country United States of America
State Florida
CountyLogo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
EstablishedMarch 27, 1911
 • TypeCommission-Manager
 • MayorJack Seiler (D)
 • Vice MayorRobert L. McKinzie[1]
 • CommissionersBruce G. Roberts, Dean J. Trantalis, and Romney Rogers[2]
 • City ManagerLee R. Feldman[3]
 • City ClerkArleen Gross[4]
 • City36.31 sq mi (94.05 km2)
 • Land34.62 sq mi (89.67 km2)
 • Water1.69 sq mi (4.37 km2)  9.87%
Elevation9 ft (2.75 m)
 • City165,521
 • Estimate 
 • Density5,162.81/sq mi (1,993.39/km2)
 • Metro
5,762,717 (US: 8th)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33301, 33304-33306, 33308-33309, 33312-33313, 33315-33316, 33334, 33394[7]
Area code(s)754, 954
FIPS code12-24000
GNIS feature ID0282693[8]

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.[9]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "City of Fort Lauderdale, FL: Vice Mayor Robert L. McKinzie". Archived from the original on 2016-04-21. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  2. "City of Fort Lauderdale, FL: City Commission". Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  3. "City of Fort Lauderdale, FL : About the City Manager's Office". Archived from the original on 2015-03-20. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  4. "City of Fort Lauderdale, FL : Board and Committee Information". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  5. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 7, 2017.
  6. "Fort Lauderdale, United States Page". Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 2007-09-23.
  7. "Fort Lauderdale, Florida Zip Code Boundary Map (FL)". Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  8. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. "Greater Fort Lauderdale 2006 Statistics" (Press release). Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. March 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-18.