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Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Miami-Dade County, Florida
Seal of Miami-Dade County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Miami-Dade County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded January 18, 1836
Seat Miami
Largest City Miami
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,431 sq mi (6,296 km²)
1,898 sq mi (4,916 km²)
533 sq mi (1,380 km²),
 - (2017)
 - Density

1,449.8/sq mi (560/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Named for: Francis L. Dade
County flag Flag of Miami-Dade County, Florida
County logo Logo of Miami-Dade County, Florida

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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