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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
Coordinates: 25°47′16″N 80°13′27″W / 25.78778°N 80.22417°W / 25.78778; -80.22417Coordinates: 25°47′16″N 80°13′27″W / 25.78778°N 80.22417°W / 25.78778; -80.22417
Country Flag of the United States.svg United States of America
State Flag of Florida.svg Florida
County Miami-Dade
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)
Population (2006)
 • City 404,048
 • Density 11,554/sq mi (4,407.4/km2)
 • Urban 5,463,857
 • Metro 5,919,036
 • Demonym Miamian
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 305, 786
FIPS code 12-45000[1]
GNIS feature ID 0295004[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. Doral, Florida is one of its suburbs.


Miami has a tropical monsoon climate. Summers are long hot and wet. Winters are warm with moderate rainfall.


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.


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.

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


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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