Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
The Miami-Dade County Courthouse
The Miami-Dade County Courthouse
Flag of Miami-Dade County
Official seal of Miami-Dade County
Official logo of Miami-Dade County
"Dade County", "Dade", "Metro-Dade", "Greater Miami"
Map of Florida highlighting Miami-Dade County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 25°46′27″N 80°11′37″W / 25.77417°N 80.19361°W / 25.77417; -80.19361
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedJanuary 18, 1836
Named forFrancis L. Dade
Largest cityMiami
 • Total2,431 sq mi (6,300 km2)
 • Land1,898 sq mi (4,920 km2)
 • Water533 sq mi (1,380 km2)
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,449.8/sq mi (559.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th

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. It is the largest county by population in Florida.

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