18 Facts About Broward County


Broward County is a county in the U S state of Florida, located in the Miami metropolitan area.

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Broward County is one of the three counties that make up the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to 6.

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Broward County has 31 municipalities and many unincorporated areas.

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Broward County began a huge development boom after its incorporation, with the first "tourist hotel", in Fort Lauderdale, opening in 1919.

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Broward County saw another population and development boom post-World War II when the transformation from agricultural to urbanized residential area began.

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Structure of the Broward County government was signed into law in 1975 with the passage of the Broward County charter.

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Broward became a base of operations to shuttle supplies to neighbors in devastated Dade County which suffered the brunt of the storm and caused over $25 billion in damage.

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Hurricane Andrew caused a massive exodus from South Dade to Broward County, filling Pembroke Pines and other Broward communities with tens of thousands of transplanted families.

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Broward County is composed of Oolite limestone while western Broward is composed mostly of Bryozoa.

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Broward County is among the last areas of Florida to be created and populated with fauna and flora, mostly in the Pleistocene.

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Broward County approved the construction of Osborne Reef, an artificial reef made of tires off the Fort Lauderdale beach, but it has proven an environmental disaster.

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Broward County Charter provides for a separation between the legislative and administrative functions of government.

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The Broward County Commission is composed of nine members elected by district.

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Broward County has been a Democratic stronghold since 1992, voting for the party's presidential nominee in every election since then.

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Broward County maintains a distinctive rule regarding communication between the county and bidders for county contracts, known as the Cone of Silence.

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Broward County Library is one of the largest public library systems in the country, comprising 38 branch locations.

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Broward County libraries provide endless amount of resources to the public.

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Additionally, with 23 miles of beach, Broward County is a popular destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, and droves of young Spring break tourists from around the world.

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