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Miami, Florida
Miami's downtown skyline in January 2008
Miami's downtown skyline in January 2008
Flag of Miami, Florida
Official seal of Miami, Florida
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
Coordinates: Coordinates: 25°47′16″N 80°13′27″W / 25.78778°N 80.22417°W / 25.78778; -80.22417
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States of America
StateFlag of Florida.svg Florida
IncorporatedJuly 28, 1896
 • TypeMayor-Commissioner Plan
 • MayorManny Diaz (I)
 • City ManagerPedro G. Hernandez
 • City AttorneyJulie O. Bru
 • City ClerkPriscilla Thompson
 • City55.27 sq mi (143.15 km2)
 • Land35.68 sq mi (92.42 km2)
 • Water19.59 sq mi (50.73 km2)
 • Metro
6,137 sq mi (15,896 km2)
6 ft (2 m)
 • City404,048
 • Density11,554/sq mi (4,407.4/km2)
 • Urban
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)305, 786
FIPS code12-45000[1]
GNIS feature ID0295004[2]

Miami is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. It is a known tourist stop and it is well known for its Cuban, Puerto Rican and Haitian culture. Miami is the county seat (and largest city) of Miami-Dade County.

Miami is nicknamed "The Magic City" because of its rapid growth.

Climate[change | change source]

Miami has a tropical monsoon climate. Summers have average temperatures of 33 °C (91 °F) during the day and 25 °C (77 °F) at night, with average monthly rainfall around 8 in (200 mm). Winters have average temperatures of 25 °C (77 °F) during the day and 16 °C (61 °F) at night, with average monthly rainfall around 2 in (51 mm).

Education[change | change source]

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the school district for public schools in Miami. There are also some private schools there. There are many colleges and universities in and around Miami. A few of these include: Florida International University, University of Miami, Miami Dade College, and Florida Atlantic University.

Sports[change | change source]

There are several professional sports teams that play in and around Miami, including the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball, the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association, the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League, the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League, and Miami FC of the North American Soccer League.

Also, three universities in and around Miami are members of NCAA Division I, the top division of college sports in the U.S.:

Demographics[change | change source]

The population of Miami, Florida as of 2011 is 1.3 Million, with 41.4% suffering from poverty. According to the DNA North American Studies Institute, the racial-makeup of Miami is:

**Others** includes Asians, Arabs, and among others.

References[change | change source]

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Other websites[change | change source]