Common name: South Florida
- Fort Lauderdale
- West Palm Beach
- Miami Beach
|Population||Ranked 7th in the U.S.|
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|- Density||890/sq. Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America" due to its expansive and intricate Canal system is a city in Broward County, Florida, West Palm Beach, also known as West Palm, is the most populous city in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA. Hollywood is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology See also Metropolitan Statistical Area, Core Based Statistical Area Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasThe United States Census Bureau has defined mi. |
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The Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach metropolitan area, most commonly referred to as South Florida, or the Miami Metro Area, encompasses a three-county area of the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the The metropolitan area covers the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. Miami-Dade County (often referred to as simply Miami or Dade) is a County located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida Broward County is a County located in the US state of Florida. Palm Beach County is located in the state of Florida. As of 2007 the county had a population of 1351236 according to the University of Florida Bureau of Economic The three counties are the three most populous in Florida, respectively. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the The term "South Florida" is roughly synonymous with the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast is the region of the southeastern coast of the U
Because the population of South Florida is largely confined to a strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades, the Miami urbanized area (that is, the area of contiguous urban development) is about 110 miles (180 km) long (north to south), but never more than twenty miles (32 km) wide, and in some areas only five miles wide (east to west). Everglades is also the name of a city in Collier County Florida South Florida is longer than any other urbanized area in the United States except for the New York metropolitan area. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The New York metropolitan area, often referred to as the Tri-State Area, is the most populous Metropolitan area in the United States and is also one  It was the eighth most densely populated urbanized areas in the United States in the 2000 census. Urbanizationn (also spelled urbanisation) is the physical growth of Urban areas into rural or natural land as a result of population in-migration to an existing  As of the 2000 census, the urbanized area had a land area of 1,116 square miles ( 2,890. 7 square kilometers), with a population of 4,919,036, for a population density of 4,407. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 4 per square mile (1,701. 7 per square kilometer). Miami and Hialeah (the second largest city in the metropolitan area) had population densities of more than 10,000 per square mile (more than 3,800 per square kilometer). Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.  The Miami Urbanized Area was the fifth largest Urbanized Area (but 7th largest metropolitan area) in the United States in the 2000 census.
The Miami metro area also includes several urban clusters (UCs) as of the 2000 Census which are not part of the Miami Urbanized Area. These are the Belle Glade UC, population 24,218, area 20,717,433 square metres and population density of 3027. Belle Glade is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida on the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. 6 per square mile; Key Biscayne UC, population 10,513, area 4,924,214 square metres and population density of 5529. Key Biscayne is a village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States on the island of Key Biscayne. 5 per square mile; Redland UC, population 3,936, area 10,586,212 square metres and population density of 963. Redland is an unincorporated agricultural community in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. 0 per square mile; and West Jupiter UC, population 8,998, area 24,737,176 square metres and population density of 942. Jupiter is a town located in Palm Beach County Florida. As of the 2000 census the town had a total population of 39328 1 per square mile. 
In 2006, the area had an estimated 5,463,857 persons, of which 1,671,398 live in unincorporated areas. Considering that the area has an urban population of 4,919,036, only 544,821 residents live outside of the urban area, meaning that at least 1,126,577 persons live in urban unincorporated areas, but the number is actually higher.
There has recently been a move by two cities in Broward County, Margate and North Lauderdale, to split the area roughly consisting of the South Florida metropolitan area off from the state of Florida and form a new state, South Florida; this hypothetical state would consist of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Margate is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. According to the U North Lauderdale is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. Monroe County is a County located in the state of Florida. As of 2000 the population was 79589  The complaint made by the proposers of the divion is that South Florida has different needs than the rest of the state, suffers from an unfair tax burden, and has several programs that have been consistently under-funded by Tallahassee legislators. 
The Miami metropolitan area contains of three distinct micropolitan divisions, subdividing the region into three divisions according to the region's three counties: Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County. Table of United States Micropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical Areas United States Micropolitan Statistical Areas (µSA where the initial Greek letter Miami-Dade County (often referred to as simply Miami or Dade) is a County located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida Broward County is a County located in the US state of Florida. Palm Beach County is located in the state of Florida. As of 2007 the county had a population of 1351236 according to the University of Florida Bureau of Economic
|Fort Lauderdale--Pompano Beach--Deerfield Beach||1,787,636|
|West Palm Beach--Boca Raton--Boynton Beach||1,351,236|
|Ten largest cities|
(Cities with over 100,000 inhabitants)
|West Palm Beach||107,617||Palm Beach|
South Florida is a very diverse community with much of the population coming from all over Latin America (especially South Americans from Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, and most Central American countries like Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala) and the Caribbean (especially Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, and other West Indians. Boca Raton ("bōkə rə-tōn" is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida incorporated in May 1925 Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America" due to its expansive and intricate Canal system is a city in Broward County, Florida, Pompano Beach is a City in Broward County, Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean just to the north of Fort Lauderdale. Downtown Miami is the Central business district of South Florida, Miami-Dade County and Miami, Florida. South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Venezuela (ˌvɛnəˈzweɪlə) officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish República Bolivariana de Venezuela) is a country on the Peru (Perú Piruw Piruw officially the Republic of Peru ( reˈpuβlika del peˈɾu is a country in western South America. Nicaragua (ˌnɪkəˈrɑgwə officially the Republic of Nicaragua () is a representative democratic republic and the largest nation in Central America Honduras in Spanish, República de Honduras) is a democratic republic in Central America. Guatemala (República de Guatemala) is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west the Pacific Ocean to the southwest The Caribbean (ˌkærəˡbiən kæ'rəbiən Cariben|Caraïben or Caraïben; Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Caribe is a Region consisting The Republic of Cuba (ˈkjuːbə or) consists of the island of Cuba (the largest and second-most populous island of the Greater Antilles) Isla de la Jamaica (ˈdʒəˈmeɪkə} is an Island nation of the Greater Antilles, in length and as much as in width situated in the Caribbean Sea. Haiti ( English: ˈheɪ·tiː or haɪ·ˈjiː·tiː French Haïti a·i·ti Haitian Creole: The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ˈtrɪnɪdæd ən təˈbeɪgoʊ is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying northeast of the South American The Dominican Republic ( Spanish: República Dominicana;) is a nation located in the Caribbean region and shares the island of Hispaniola with The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an independent sovereign English -speaking country consisting of two thousand Cays and Barbados ( Portuguese word for bearded-ones, bɑrˈbeɪdoʊz -dɒs situated just east of the Caribbean Sea, is an independent Island nation Guyana (ɡaɪˈænə or /ɡiːˈɑːnə/ officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and previously known as British Guiana, is the only Nation state The Caribbean (ˌkærəˡbiən kæ'rəbiən Cariben|Caraïben or Caraïben; Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Caribe is a Region consisting )
Another large factor are residents who were former snowbirds from the Northeast, like New York and New Jersey. This article is about migratory people called Snowbirds for alternate meanings see Snowbird. The Northeast is a region of the United States. As defined by the U New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. Many of them come from a variety of age-ranges, mostly retirees, and tend to be Jewish-American, Italian-American, Irish-American, Puerto Rican-American (Nuyorican), Dominican-American, African-American, and other second and third-generation Americans. Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely American Jews, or Jewish Americans An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánach are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in Ireland. Puerto Ricans in the United States (also referred to as the "Puerto Rican Diaspora," " Nuyorican " "Stateside Puerto Ricans" "mainland Nuyorican is a blending of the terms "Nueva York" and "Puerto Rican" and refers to the members or culture of the Puerto Rican Diaspora located A Dominican American (also Dominican-York) is an American who has ancestry from the Dominican Republic (not to be mistaken for Dominicans from the Commonwealth African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
To a lesser extent, snowbirds are also from the Midwest (mostly Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan) and West Coast (mainly California,) as well as Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, and smaller numbers from the Pacific Northwest. Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. The " West Coast " " Western Seaboard " or " Pacific Seaboard " are terms for the westernmost coastal states of the Western United States California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. The Pacific Northwest is a region in the northwest of North America (the term refers to the land not the ocean
Many Canadians (mostly French Canadians), Brazilians, Israelis, Russians and Europeans (mainly from Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and France) also add to the diversity, though people from all over the world live in South Florida. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Brazilians ( brasileiros in Portuguese) are all people born in Brazil The Russian people (Русские— Russkie) are an East Slavic Ethnic group, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries The European peoples are the various Nations and Ethnic groups of Europe. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. EARTH was a short-lived Japanese vocal trio which released 6 singles and 1 album between 2000 and 2001
There is also a notable difference in the culture of South Florida and the rest of Florida, as it tends to be more of a multicultural mosaic rather than a melting pot, whereas some parts of Central Florida, the Tampa Bay Area, and Southwest Florida, and most parts of the Florida Heartland, the Florida Panhandle, North Florida and elsewhere in Florida have more of a Southern culture. The term multiculturalism generally refers to a state of racial, cultural and ethnic diversity within the Demographics of a specified The melting pot is an analogy for the way in which homogeneous societies develop in which the ingredients in the pot (people of different cultures races and religions are Central Florida is the central region of the United States state of Florida, on the East Coast The Tampa Bay Area, or Tampa Bay, after the body of water it surrounds is the second most populated metropolitan region in the state of Florida, the Southwest Florida is a region of Florida, United States located along its gulf coast south of the Tampa Bay area, west of Lake Okeechobee and mostly north of The Florida Heartland is a region of Florida located to the north and west of Lake Okeechobee, composed of six inland non-metropolitan counties — DeSoto The Florida Panhandle is the region of the state of Florida which includes the westernmost 16 counties History The history of the First Coast can be traced back over 12000 years when the area was first inhabited by Native Americans The Culture of the Southern United States or Southern Culture is a Subculture of the United States that has resulted from the blending of a heavy amount
Politically speaking, South Florida is heavily Democratic, especially Broward and Palm Beach, while the rest of Florida tends to vote more Republican. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Broward County is a County located in the US state of Florida. Palm Beach County is located in the state of Florida. As of 2007 the county had a population of 1351236 according to the University of Florida Bureau of Economic This is due in large part to Southern politics. Politics of the Southern United States (or Southern politics) refers to the political landscape of the Southern United States. With a majority Hispanic population in Miami-Dade, Republican votes are mainly by older generations of Cuban Americans most of who had fled to the United States to escape the Communist reign of Fidel Castro, but Miami-Dade County still remains heavily Democratic when compared to most of North Florida and Central Florida. Miami-Dade County (often referred to as simply Miami or Dade) is a County located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida A Cuban American ( Cubanoamericano) is a United States citizen who traces his or her "national origin" to Cuba. Communism is a Socioeconomic structure that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian, classless, stateless Society based Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born August 13 1926 is a Cuban revolutionary leader who was prime minister of Cuba from December 1959 to December 1976 and then president until  
Population: As of the 2005 U. S. Census, there were 5,334,685 people, 2. 8 million (52%) females and 2. 6 million (48%) males. The median age was 38. 6 years. 24% of the population were under 18 years and 15% were 65 years and older. There were 2,338,450 households, and 1,326,391 families residing in the South Florida metropolitan area.
The racial makeup of population of South Florida [5,334,685] as of 2005:
National origin and language: Of the people living in the South Florida metro area in 2005, 63 percent were born in the United States (including 30 percent who were born in Florida) and 37 percent were foreign born. Foreign Born is an American folk rock band They began in San Francisco during the late summer months of 2003 but soon relocated to Los Angeles. Among people at least five years old living in South Florida in 2005, 52 percent spoke English at home while 48 percent spoke some other language at home. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 78 percent spoke Spanish and 22 percent spoke some other language (mainly Haitian Creole, but also French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Yiddish). Haitian Creole language ( kreyòl ayisyen) often called simply Creole or Kreyòl ( pronounced) is a language spoken in Haiti French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. Brazilian Portuguese ( Language code pt-BR Portuguese: português brasileiro or português do Brasil) is a group of Portuguese Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages Yiddish (yi [[wiktייִדיש ייִדיש]] yidish or yi [[wiktאידיש אידיש]] idish, literally "Jewish" is a nonterritorial High About 47 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well. "
Geographic mobility: In 2005, 83 percent of the people at least one year old living in the South Florida metro area were living in the same residence one year earlier; 12 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 2 percent from another county in the same state, 2 percent from another state, and 1 percent from abroad.
Households and families: There were 2,338,450 households, The average household size was 2. 6 people. Families made up 65 percent of the households in South Florida. This figure includes both married-couple families (45 percent) and other families (20 percent). Nonfamily households made up 35 percent of all households in South Florida. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some consisted of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.
Education: In 2005, 82% of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 28% had a bachelor's degree or higher. Among people 16 to 19 years old, 7% were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school. The total school enrollment in South Florida Metro Area was 1. 4 million in 2005. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 170,000 and elementary or high school enrollment was 879,000 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 354,000.
Occupations and Type of Employer: Among the most common occupations were: 32% were management, professional, and related occupations, 30% were sales and office occupations, 18% were service occupations, 11% were construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations, and 9% were production, transportation, and material moving occupations. This article is about the section of Miami Beach known as South Beach 81% of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 12% were Federal, state, or local government workers; and 7% were Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.
Income: The median income of households in South Florida was $43,091. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country 78% of the households received earnings and 13% received retirement income other than Social Security. 30% of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $13. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.
Industries: In 2005, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in South Florida Area were Educational services, health care and social assistance, which accounted for 18%, and Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, which accounted for 13% of the population.
Traveling to Work: 79% of South Florida workers drove to work alone in 2005, 10 percent carpooled, 4% took public transportation, and 4% used other means. The remaining 3% worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 28. 5 minutes to get to work.
Poverty and Participation in Government Programs: In 2005, 14% of people were in poverty. 19% of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 14% of people 65 years old and over. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 11% of all families, and 26% of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.
Housing Characteristics: As of 2005, South Florida had a total of 2. 3 million housing units, 13% of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 52% were in single-unit structures, 45% were in multi-unit structures, and 3% were mobile homes. 25% of the housing units were built since 1990.
Occupied Housing Unit Characteristics: In 2005, South Florida had 2. 0 million occupied housing units - 1. 3 million (66%) owner occupied and 688,000 (34%) renter occupied. 5% of the households did not have telephone service and 9% of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. 37% had two vehicles and another 13% had three or more.
Housing Costs: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $71,517, nonmortgaged owners $65,494, and renters $59,877. 50% of owners with mortgages, 26% of owners without mortgages, and 57% of renters in South Florida spent 30% or more of household income on housing.
In Florida, each county is also a school district. Florida International University, commonly referred to as FIU or Florida International, is a public Research University located The University of Miami (also known as Miami of Florida, UM, or just The U) is a private non-sectarian University founded in 1925 School districts are a form of Special-purpose district which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools Each district is headed by an elected school board. A board of education or a school Board or school committee is the title of the Board of directors of a school local School district A professional superintendent manages the day-to-day operations of each district, who is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the School Board. In Education, a superintendent (also known as a chief school administrator in many states is an individual that has executive oversight and administration rights
The Miami-Dade County Public School District is currently the 4th-largest public school district in the nation. The Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS is a public School district serving Miami-Dade County, Florida. ### ### ##### ####### !! ### ### ### ##### ### ### !! ######### ####### ### ### ### ### ### ### ##### ### The School District of Palm Beach County is the 4th-largest in Florida and the 11th-largest in the United States. The School District of Palm Beach County is the eleventh largest Public school district in the United States, and the fifth largest school district in Florida Broward County Public School District is the 6th-largest in the United States. Broward County Public Schools, a public School district in Broward County Florida, claims to be the largest fully-accredited school district in the United
Some colleges and universities in South Florida include:
In 2005, 82 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 28 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. Barry University is a private Catholic university which was founded in 1940 in Miami Shores Florida, a suburb northeast of Miami Florida. Florida International University, commonly referred to as FIU or Florida International, is a public Research University located Florida Memorial University is a private coeducational four-year university in Miami Gardens, Florida. Johnson & Wales University (JWU J&W is a private nonprofit co-educational career-oriented university Lynn University ( LU) is a private non-profit University in Boca Raton Florida, founded in 1962 Miami Dade College, or simply Miami Dade, is a Public College with its main campus in Miami Florida and with seven other campuses throughout Northwood University (formerly known as Northwood Institute) is a private university with locations in several U Nova Southeastern University ( NSU) is a selective Coeducational private Non-profit university in Davie, Florida, Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA is a small comprehensive nondenominational (26 denominations represented in the student body faith-based University with a core emphasis Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Palm Beach Community College (PBCC enrolls nearly 46000 students in more than 100 programs of study including associate of St Thomas University is a Roman Catholic University in Miami Gardens, Florida. The University of Miami (also known as Miami of Florida, UM, or just The U) is a private non-sectarian University founded in 1925 A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and Among people 16 to 19 years old, 7 percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school. Dropping out means leaving a group for either practical reasons necessities or disillusionment with the system from which the individual in question leaves The total school enrollment in South Florida metro area was 1. 4 million in 2005. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 170,000 and elementary or high school enrollment was 879,000. A nursery school is a school for children between the ages of three and five staffed by qualified teachers and other professionals who encourage and supervise educational play rather than ( German, literally means "children's garden" is a form of education for young children which serves as a transition from home to the commencement of more formal schooling College or graduate school enrollment was 354,000.
The South Florida metropolitan area is served by five interstate highways operated by the Florida Department of Transportation in conjunction with local agencies. Tri-Rail is a Regional rail line linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, Florida, United States Government Center Station is a Metrorail and Metromover changeover station in the Government Center district of Downtown Miami Metrorail is a Rapid transit system located in Miami, Florida, USA. The Dwight D Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly called the Interstate Highway System (or simply the Interstate System) The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT is a decentralized agency charged with the establishment maintenance and regulation of public transportation in the state of I-95 runs north to south along the coast, ending just south of Downtown Miami. Interstate 95 (officially The Singer Expressway in Miami-Dade County), the main Interstate Highway on the East coast of the United States, serves Downtown Miami is the Central business district of South Florida, Miami-Dade County and Miami, Florida. I-75 runs east to west, turning south in western Broward County; it connects suburban North Miami-Dade to Naples on the west coast via Alligator Alley, which transverses the Florida Everglades before turning north. Interstate 75 (I-75 is a major north-south Interstate Highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, USA. As of 1 July 2006, the U Alligator Alley (also known as Everglades Parkway) is a section of Interstate 75 ( State Road 93) and State Road 84 extending from Naples Everglades is also the name of a city in Collier County Florida I-595 connects the Broward coast and downtown Fort Lauderdale to I-75 and Alligator Alley. Interstate 595 (I-595 connects Interstate 75 in the west with Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, US 1 and Interstate 95 in the Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America" due to its expansive and intricate Canal system is a city in Broward County, Florida, I-195 and I-395 both connect the main I-95 route to Biscayne Boulevard and Miami Beach, which is located across Biscayne Bay. Interstate 195 (abbreviated I-195) is a 491 mile (790 km spur expressway connecting Interstate 95 (its parent route in the west with Miami Beach Interstate 395 (I-395 connects Interstate 95 in the west with the MacArthur Causeway in the east in the Miami Florida area Biscayne Bay ( Bahía Vizcaina, in Spanish) is a Lagoon that is approximately 35 miles (56 km long and up to 8 miles (13 km wide located on the I-195 and I-395 also connect (at their interchanges with I-95) to the Airport Expressway (State Road 112) and the Dolphin Expressway (State Road 836), respectively, both of which run west to Miami International Airport; the Dolphin Expressway also connects to Florida's Turnpike and the western suburbs of Miami-Dade County. State Road 112 is an east-west State highway connecting Miami International Airport in Miami to Miami Beach in the U State Road 836, locally known as the Dolphin Expressway, is a 16-mile-long six-lane divided tollway currently extending from US 1 ( SR 5) and Miami International Airport is a public Airport located eight miles (13 km) northwest of the Central business district of Miami, in unincorporated Florida's Turnpike (TPK which has carried the Ronald Reagan Turnpike legislative designation since 1998 is a Toll road that runs 312 miles (497 km down
In Miami, Miami-Dade Transit operates Metrorail, Florida's only rapid transit metro with 22 stations on a 22. Miami-Dade Transit is the Public transit authority in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Miami-Dade Transit is the Public transit authority in Miami-Dade County, Florida. A rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway or metro(politan system is an electric passenger railway A rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway or metro(politan system is an electric passenger railway 4-mile (36. 0 km) track, the Downtown Miami people mover, (Metromover) with 21 stations and 3 lines on 4. Downtown Miami is the Central business district of South Florida, Miami-Dade County and Miami, Florida. For the private automobile see People carrier A people mover or automated people mover (APM is a fully automated grade-separated Miami-Dade Transit is the Public transit authority in Miami-Dade County, Florida. 4-mile (7. 1 km) track, as well as Metrobus. Miami-Dade Transit is the Public transit authority in Miami-Dade County, Florida. In Broward County Broward County Transit runs public buses as does Palm Tran in Palm Beach County. Broward County Transit (also known as BCT)is the Public transit authority in Broward County, Florida. Palm Tran is a bus system run by the Palm Beach County Government serving Palm Beach County Florida. Additionally, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority operates Tri-Rail, a commuter rail train that connects the three primary cities of South Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach), and most intermediate points. Tri-Rail is a Regional rail line linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, Florida, United States Commuter rail, regional rail or suburban rail is a Passenger rail transport service between a city center and outer suburbs and Commuter towns
South Florida is served by three major airports:
The three airports combine to make the fourth largest domestic origin and destination market in the United States, after New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Miami International Airport is a public Airport located eight miles (13 km) northwest of the Central business district of Miami, in unincorporated Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is an international commercial Airport located in Dania Beach, three miles (5 km) southwest of the Palm Beach International Airport is a public Airport located 3 miles (5 kilometers west of West Palm Beach Florida and serves Palm Beach County. 
The metropolis also has four seaports, the largest and most important being the Port of Miami. The Port of Miami is a Seaport located in Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida, United States. Others in the area include Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach and the Miami River Port. Port Everglades, in Broward County, Florida, is one of the United States 's top container ports with more than 5400 ships at call in a year a major The Port of Palm Beach is located in Riviera Beach Florida, in Palm Beach County, at coordinates. The Miami River is a river in Florida that drains out of the Everglades and runs through downtown Miami, Florida.
South Florida has a tropical climate, the only major metropolitan area in the 48 contiguous states that falls under this category (Koppen climate classification Aw). A tropical climate is a kind of Climate typical in the Tropics. The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems It was developed by Wladimir Köppen, a German climatologist The metropolis does experience cold fronts from November through March, however most of the year is warm and humid and the mean temperature for any month is never below 64. 4 °F (18 °C). In addition, the metropolis sees most of its rain in the summer (wet season) and is mainly dry in winter (dry season). The wet season, which is hot and humid, lasts from May to October, when it gives way to the dry season, which features mild temperatures with some invasions of colder air, which is when the little winter rainfall occurs — with the passing of a front. The hurricane season largely coincides with the wet season. The following is list of Atlantic hurricane seasons. The Atlantic hurricane season is the period in a year when hurricanes usually form in the Atlantic Ocean 
In addition to its sea-level elevation, coastal location and position just above the Tropic of Cancer, the area owes its warm, humid climate to the Gulf Stream, which moderates climate year-round. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. For the novel by Henry Miller, see Tropic of Cancer (novel. The Tropic of Cancer, or Northern tropic, is one of five The Gulf Stream, together with its northern extension towards Europe the North Atlantic Drift, is a powerful warm and swift Atlantic Ocean current that A typical summer day does not see temperatures below 75 °F (24 °C). Temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s (30-35 °C) accompanied by high humidity are often relieved by afternoon thunderstorms or a sea breeze that develops off the Atlantic Ocean, which then allow lower temperatures, although conditions still remain very muggy. A sea-breeze (or onshore breeze) is a Wind from the sea that develops over land near coasts During winter, humidity is significantly lower, allowing for cooler weather to develop. Average minimum temperatures during that time are around 60 °F (15 °C), very rarely dipping below 40 °F (4 °C), and the maximum averages around 75 °F (24 °C).
Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30, although hurricanes can develop outside that time period. Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected Events 1700 - Battle of Narva — A Swedish army of 8500 men under Charles XII defeats The most likely time for South Florida to be hit is during the peak of the Cape Verde season, mid-August through the end of September. A Cape Verde-type hurricane is an Atlantic hurricane that develops near the Cape Verde islands off the west coast of Africa.  Due to its location between two major bodies of water known for tropical activity, South Florida is also statistically the most likely major city to be struck by a hurricane in the world, trailed closely by Nassau, Bahamas, and Havana, Cuba. Nassau is the Capital, largest city and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Havana ( IPA: aˈβana officially Ciudad de La Habana, is the Capital city, major port and leading Many hurricanes have affected the metropolis, including Betsy in 1965, Andrew in 1992, Irene in 1999, and Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma in 2005. Hurricane Betsy was a powerful Hurricane of the 1965 Atlantic hurricane season which caused enormous damage in the Bahamas, Florida, and Hurricane Andrew is the second most powerful and the last of three Category 5 hurricanes that made U Hurricane Irene was a hurricane that produced somewhat heavy damage across southern Florida during the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States Hurricane Wilma was the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin. In addition, a tropical depression in October of 2000 passed over the city, causing record rainfall and flooding. Locally, the storm is credited as the No Name Storm of 2000, though the depression went on to become Tropical Storm Leslie upon entering the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Storm Leslie was the costliest Tropical cyclone of the 2000 Atlantic hurricane season.
The metropolis is governed by the 3 counties in the area. In total there are 107 municipalities or incorporated places in the metropolis. Each one of the municipalities has its own city, town or village government, although there is no distinction between the 3 names. Much of the land in the metropolis is unincorporated, which means it does not belong to any municipality, and therefore is governed directly by the county it is located in.
South Florida is served by several English-language and two major Spanish-language daily newspapers. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The Miami Herald, headquartered in Downtown Miami, is Miami's primary newspaper with over a million readers. The Miami Herald is a daily Newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company headquartered in Downtown Miami Florida. Downtown Miami is the Central business district of South Florida, Miami-Dade County and Miami, Florida. It also has news bureaus in Broward County, Monroe County, and Nassau, Bahamas. Broward County is a County located in the US state of Florida. Monroe County is a County located in the state of Florida. As of 2000 the population was 79589 Nassau is the Capital, largest city and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel circulates primarily in Broward and southern Palm Beach counties and also has a news bureau in Havana, Cuba. The South Florida Sun Sentinel, owned by the Tribune Company, is the main daily Newspaper of Fort Lauderdale Florida, U The Palm Beach Post serves mainly Palm Beach County, especially the central and northern regions, and the Treasure Coast. The Palm Beach Post is a major daily newspaper in Florida, serving Palm Beach County in South Florida, and the Treasure The Treasure Coast is a term for a region in the US state of Florida stretching from Hobe Sound in the south through Sebastian in the north The Boca Raton News publishes five days a week and circulates in southern Palm Beach County. The Boca Raton News, owned by the South Florida Media Company is the local community newspaper of Boca Raton Florida.  El Nuevo Herald, a subsidiary of the Miami Herald, and Diario Las Americas, are Spanish-language daily papers that circulate mainly in Miami-Dade County. El Nuevo Herald is a McClatchy Newspaper published daily in Spanish in Miami Florida, in the United States. La Palma and El Sentinel are weekly Spanish newspapers published by the Palm Beach Post and Sun-Sentinel, respectively, and circulate in the same areas as their English-language counterparts. El Sentinel del Sur de la Florida ( Spanish for "South Florida Sun-Sentinel" is a weekly Spanish-language Newspaper published in Fort Lauderdale
South Florida is split into two separate television/radio markets: The Miami-Fort Lauderdale market serves Miami-Dade, Broward and the Florida Keys. The West Palm Beach market serves Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast region. The Treasure Coast is a term for a region in the US state of Florida stretching from Hobe Sound in the south through Sebastian in the north
Miami-Fort Lauderdale is the 12th largest radio market and the 16th-largest television market in the U. S. Television stations serving the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area include WAMI-TV (TeleFutura), WBFS-TV (MyNetworkTV), WSFL-TV (The CW), WFOR-TV (CBS), WHFT-TV (TBN), WLTV (Univision), WPLG (ABC), WPXM (ION), WSCV (Telemundo), WSVN (FOX), WTVJ (NBC), WPBT (PBS), and WLRN-TV (also PBS). WAMI-TV is the TeleFutura Network-Owned station for the Miami / Fort Lauderdale market TeleFutura is a US Spanish-language broadcast Television network owned by Univision with headquarters in Miami Florida. WBFS-TV, channel 33 is the MyNetworkTV -affiliated Television station for South Florida that is licensed to Miami. MyNetworkTV (unofficially abbreviated MyNet or MNT) is a Television network in the United States, owned by the Fox Broadcasting Company WSFL-TV, channel 39 is the CW -affiliated Television station for South Florida that is licensed to Miami. The CW Television Network ( The CW) is a Television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006-2007 television season. WFOR-TV, channel 4 is the CBS Owned-and-operated station in Miami Florida. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. WHFT-TV is a Christian Television station serving the greater Miami / Ft The Trinity Broadcasting Network ( TBN) is a Christian television network headquartered in Costa Mesa California with studios in Irving Texas WLTV is a Univision owned and operated station serving Spanish -speaking viewers in South Florida. Univision is a Spanish-language television network in the United States and Puerto Rico. WPLG is an ABC network affiliate serving the entire Miami Florida area The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. WPXM, channel 35 is the local affiliate for the ION Television network in the South Florida area ( Miami and Fort Lauderdale) Ion Television is a broadcast television network first broadcast on August 31 1998 WSCV Telemundo 51 is the Telemundo O&O that serves the Miami - Fort Lauderdale area and licensed to Fort Lauderdale. Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah Florida a suburb of Miami Florida. WSVN, channel 7 is the Fox -affiliated Television station for South Florida, licensed to Miami. WTVJ, channel 6 is the NBC owned-and-operated Television station for South Florida, licensed to Miami. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's WPBT is the Callsign of a PBS member public Television station in Miami Florida, serving the South Florida region The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the WLRN-TV is a PBS member station broadcasting on channel 17 ( DTV 20 in Miami Florida.