|City of Miami|
Miami's downtown skyline in January 2008
|Nickname(s): The Magic City|
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
|Country||United States of America|
|Incorporated||July 28, 1896|
|• Type||Mayor-Commissioner Plan|
|• Mayor||Manny Diaz (I)|
|• City Manager||Pedro G. Hernandez|
|• City Attorney||Julie O. Bru|
|• City Clerk||Priscilla Thompson|
|• City||55.27 sq mi (143.15 km2)|
|• Land||35.68 sq mi (92.42 km2)|
|• Water||19.59 sq mi (50.73 km2)|
|• Metro||6,137 sq mi (15,896 km2)|
|Elevation||6 ft (2 m)|
|• Density||11,554/sq mi (4,407.4/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||305, 786|
|GNIS feature ID||0295004|
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.
Climate[change | change source]
Miami has a tropical monsoon climate. Summers are long hot and wet. Winters are warm with moderate rainfall.
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, the University of Miami, and Miami Dade College.
Sports[change | change source]
There are several professional sports teams that play in and around Miami, including Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins, the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat, the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers, and the National Football League's Miami Dolphins.
- Miami Hurricanes, in the suburb of Coral Gables – Atlantic Coast Conference
- FIU Panthers, in the city of Miami – Sun Belt Conference; will move to Conference USA in July 2013
- Florida Atlantic Owls, in Boca Raton – Sun Belt Conference
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:
The Information there **Others** includes Asians, Arabs, and among others.
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Other websites[change | change source]
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