23 Facts About Fort Lauderdale


Fort Lauderdale is a coastal city located in the U S state of Florida, 30 miles north of Miami along the Atlantic Ocean.

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Greater Fort Lauderdale, encompassing all of Broward County, hosted more than 13 million overnight visitors in 2018.

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Fort Lauderdale area was known as the "New River Settlement" before the 20th century.

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Fort Lauderdale was arrested and being transported to a Miami jail when police were run off the road by a mob.

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When World War II began, Fort Lauderdale became a major U S base, with a Naval Air Station to train pilots, radar operators, and fire control operators.

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Today, Fort Lauderdale is a major yachting center, one of the nation's largest tourist destinations, and the center of a metropolitan division with 1.

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Fort Lauderdale is known for its extensive network of canals; there are 165 miles of waterways within the city limits.

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City of Fort Lauderdale is adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, includes 7 miles of beaches, and borders the following municipalities:.

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Northwestern section of Fort Lauderdale is separate from the remainder of the city, connected only by the Cypress Creek Canal as it flows under I-95.

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Fort Lauderdale has a program for designating and recognizing neighborhoods.

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In 2000, Fort Lauderdale had the twenty-sixth highest percentage of Haitian residents in the US, at 6.

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Fort Lauderdale is a major manufacturing and maintenance center for yachts.

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Fort Lauderdale was recently listed as 2017's third best city out of 150 U S cities by WalletHub for summer jobs, and the 24th best city to start a career in.

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Since the 1990s, Fort Lauderdale has increasingly catered to those seeking the resort lifestyle seasonally or year-round, and is often a host city to many professional venues, concerts, and art shows.

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Fort Lauderdale purchased ocean-front property for about a dollar per acre, he eventually owned a 3.

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Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale was the home of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, which played in the most recent incarnation of the North American Soccer League.

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Fort Lauderdale is home to the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex, which is at the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

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Fort Lauderdale is served by English-language newspapers South Florida-Sun Sentinel and The Miami Herald, Spanish-language newspapers El Sentinel, El Nuevo Herald, and an alternative newspaper New Times Broward-Palm Beach.

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Brightline has a station in Fort Lauderdale, which connects to Miami and West Palm Beach with multiple trains daily.

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood is an emerging international gateway for the Caribbean and Latin America.

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Fort Lauderdale is home to Port Everglades, the nation's third busiest cruise port.

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Fort Lauderdale is served by a regular international passenger ferry service to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas operated by Balearia Bahamas Express.

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Fort Lauderdale is served by Broward General Medical Center and Imperial Point Medical Center, which are operated by Broward Health, the third largest hospital consortium in the United States.

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