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City of Fort Lauderdale
Flag of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Official seal of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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]
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]


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.


  1. "City of Fort Lauderdale, FL: Vice Mayor Robert L. McKinzie". 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 Convention and Visitors Bureau (March 2007). "Greater Fort Lauderdale 2006 Statistics". Press release. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-18.