79 Facts About Miami


Miami is a major center and leader in finance, commerce, culture, arts, and international trade.

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In 2020, Miami was classified as a Beta + level global city by the GaWC.

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In 2019, Miami ranked seventh in the U S in business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience, and political engagement.

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Miami is a majority-minority city with a Hispanic population of 310, 472, or 70.

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Downtown Miami has one of the largest concentrations of international banks in the U S and is home to many large national and international companies.

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The Health District is home to several major University of Miami-affiliated hospital and health facilities, including Jackson Memorial Hospital, the nation's largest hospital with 1, 547 beds, and the Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, the University of Miami's academic medical center and teaching hospital, and others engaged in health-related care and research.

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Miami is a major tourism hub for international visitors, ranking second in the country after New York City.

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Miami has sometimes been called the "Gateway to Latin America" because of the magnitude of its commercial and cultural ties to the region.

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Miami was named in 1896 after the Miami River, derived from Mayaimi, the historic name of Lake Okeechobee and the Native Americans who lived around it.

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Miami is noted as the only major city in the United States founded by a woman.

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Miami was officially incorporated as a city on July 28, 1896, with a population of just over 300.

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Miami prospered during the 1920s with an increase in population and development in infrastructure as northerners moved to the city.

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Miami's chief of police at the time, H Leslie Quigg, did not hide the fact that he, like many other white Miami police officers, was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

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When World War II began, Miami became a base for U S defense against German submarines due to its prime location on the southern coast of Florida.

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Miami developed new businesses and cultural amenities as part of the New South in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Miami limestone formed as the result of the drastic changes in sea level associated with recent glacial periods, or ice ages.

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The area behind this reef line was, in fact, a large lagoon, and the Miami limestone formed throughout the area from the deposition of oolites and the shells of bryozoans.

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Miami is split roughly into north, south, west, and Downtown areas.

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The heart of the city is Downtown Miami, which is on the eastern side and includes the neighborhoods of Brickell, Virginia Key, Watson Island, as well as PortMiami.

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Downtown Miami is Florida's largest and most influential central business district, with many major banks, courthouses, financial headquarters, cultural and tourist attractions, schools, parks, and a large residential population.

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Southern side of Miami includes the neighborhoods of Coral Way, The Roads, and Coconut Grove.

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Western side of Miami includes the neighborhoods of Little Havana, West Flagler, and Flagami.

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Northern side of Miami includes Midtown, a district with a great mix of diversity ranging from West Indians to Hispanics to European Americans.

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The northern side of Miami has notable African-American and Caribbean immigrant communities, including Little Haiti, Overtown, and Liberty City.

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Miami has a tropical monsoon climate with hot and wet summers and warm and dry winters.

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Miami is one of the major coastal cities and major cities in the United States that will be most affected by climate change.

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Miami Beach has invested $500 million to protect roads, buildings, and water systems.

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Real estate prices in Miami already reflect the increase in prices for real estate at a higher elevation within the city compared to real estate at a lower elevation.

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Miami is the 44th most populous city in the United States.

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Miami is regarded as more of a multicultural mosaic, than it is a melting pot, with residents still maintaining much of, or some of their cultural traits.

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The overall culture of Miami is heavily influenced by its large population of Hispanics from the Caribbean and South America and black people mainly from the Caribbean islands.

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Miami has a minority-majority population, as non-Hispanic whites comprised 11.

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Miami is a major center of commerce and finance and boasts a strong international business community.

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Miami is a major television production center, and the most important city in the United States for Spanish language media.

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Miami is a significant music recording center, with the Sony Music Latin headquarters in the city, along with many other smaller record labels.

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PortMiami is the world's busiest cruise port, and MIA is the busiest airport in Florida and the largest gateway between the United States and Latin America.

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Miami was the host city of the 2003 Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiations.

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Miami is the home to the National Hurricane Center and the headquarters of the United States Southern Command, responsible for military operations in Central and South America.

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Miami is an industrial center, especially for stone quarrying and warehousing.

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Miami is one of the very few cities in the U S where the local government has gone bankrupt, in 2001.

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Miami is home to one of the largest ports in the United States, the PortMiami.

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Miami has the world's largest amount of cruise line headquarters, home to Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Royal Caribbean International.

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In 2014, the Port of Miami Tunnel was opened, connecting the MacArthur Causeway to PortMiami.

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Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Miami include South Beach, Lincoln Road, Bayside Marketplace, Downtown Miami, and Brickell City Centre.

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The Art Deco District in Miami Beach is reputed as one of the most glamorous in the world for its nightclubs, beaches, historical buildings, and shopping.

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Miami enjoys a vibrant culture that is influenced by a diverse population from all around the world.

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Miami is known as the "Magic City" for seemingly popping up overnight due to its young age, massive growth, and its aesthetics of neon art deco.

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Miami has been the setting of numerous films and television shows, including Miami Vice, Cocaine Cowboys, Burn Notice, Jane the Virgin, Scarface, The Birdcage, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Golden Girls, 2 fast 2 furious, and Dexter.

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Miami is a major fashion center, home to models and some of the top modeling agencies in the world.

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Miami will be having their first boat-in movie theater on Saturday, July 25, 2020.

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Cuisine of Miami is a reflection of its diverse population, with a heavy influence from Caribbean and Latin American cuisine.

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Miami area has a unique dialect, commonly called the "Miami accent", that is widely spoken.

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Unlike Virginia Piedmont, Coastal Southern American, Northeast American dialects and Florida Cracker dialect, "Miami accent" is rhotic; it incorporates a rhythm and pronunciation heavily influenced by Spanish.

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Inter Miami CF plays at DRV PNK Stadium in nearby Fort Lauderdale, temporarily until a stadium is built in Miami.

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Miami is home to Paso Fino horses, and competitions are held at Tropical Park Equestrian Center.

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City of Miami has various lands operated by the National Park Service, the Florida Division of Recreation and Parks, and the City of Miami Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Miami is home to both for-profit and nonprofit organizations that offer a range of professional training and other, related educational programs.

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Public schools in Miami are governed by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which is the largest school district in Florida and the fourth-largest in the United States.

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Miami is home to some of the nation's best high schools, such as Design and Architecture High School, ranked the nation's best magnet school, MAST Academy, Coral Reef High School, ranked 20th-best public high school in the U S, Miami Palmetto High School, and the New World School of the Arts.

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Miami is home to several well-known Roman Catholic, Jewish and non-denominational private schools.

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The Archdiocese of Miami operates the city's Catholic private schools, which include St Hugh Catholic School, St Agatha Catholic School, St Theresa School, Immaculata-Lasalle High School, Monsignor Edward Pace High School, Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School, St Brendan High School, among numerous other Catholic elementary and high schools.

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Non-denominational private schools in Miami are Ransom Everglades, Gulliver Preparatory School, and Miami Country Day School.

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Miami Hoshuko, is a part-time Japanese school for Japanese citizens and ethnic Japanese people in the area.

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Miami has one of the largest television markets in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida after Tampa Bay.

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Miami has several major newspapers, the main and largest newspaper being The Miami Herald.

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Miami is the headquarters and main production city of many of the world's largest television networks, record label companies, broadcasting companies and production facilities, such as Telemundo, Univision, Univision Communications, Mega TV, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, RCTV International and Sunbeam Television.

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Miami is the twelfth largest radio market and the seventeenth largest television market in the United States.

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The corner of Flagler Street and Miami Avenue is in the middle of Downtown in front of the Downtown Macy's.

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The Miami grid is primarily numerical so that, for example, all street addresses north of Flagler Street and west of Miami Avenue have "NW" in their address.

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Miami has six major causeways that span over Biscayne Bay connecting the western mainland, with the eastern barrier islands along the Atlantic Ocean.

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In 2007, Miami was identified as having the rudest drivers in the United States, the second year in a row to have been cited, in a poll commissioned by automobile club AutoVantage.

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Miami is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous cities in the United States for pedestrians.

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Public transportation in Miami is operated by Miami-Dade Transit and SFRTA, and includes commuter rail, heavy-rail rapid transit (Metrorail), an elevated people mover (Metromover), and buses (Metrobus).

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Miami's heavy-rail rapid transit system, Metrorail, is an elevated system comprising two lines and 23 stations on a 24.

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Miami Intermodal Center is a massive transportation hub servicing Metrorail, Amtrak, Tri-Rail, Metrobus, Greyhound Lines, taxis, rental cars, MIA Mover, private automobiles, bicycles and pedestrians adjacent to Miami International Airport.

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Two new light rail systems, Baylink and the Miami Streetcar, have been proposed and are currently in the planning stage.

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Miami is the southern terminus of Amtrak's Atlantic Coast services, running two lines, the Silver Meteor and the Silver Star, both terminating in New York City.

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Miami International is the second busiest airport by passenger traffic in Florida, the United States' third-largest international port of entry for foreign air passengers behind New York's John F Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

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In 2010, Miami was ranked as the 44th-most bike-friendly city in the US according to Bicycling Magazine.

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