Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Miami-Dade County, Florida
Miami-Dade County
The Miami-Dade County Courthouse
Flag of Miami-Dade County, Florida
Seal of Miami-Dade County, Florida
Logo of Miami-Dade County, Florida
Nickname(s): "Dade County", "Dade", "Metro-Dade", "Greater Miami"
Location within Florida
Location within Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 18, 1836
Named forFrancis L. Dade
Largest cityMiami
 • Total2,431 sq mi (6,296 km2)
 • Land1,898 sq mi (4,916 km2)
 • Water533 sq mi (1,380 km2)
Population (est.)
 • (2017)2,751,796
 • Density1,449.8/sq mi (559.8/km2)
Congressional districts23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4

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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