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Miami
Ceety
City of Miami
A collage of images of Miami.
Frae top, left tae richt: Skyline o Downtown, Freedom Tower, Villa Vizcaya, Miami Tower, Virginia Key Beach, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, AmericanAirlines Arena, Port of Miami, skyline o Dountoun at nicht

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Nickname(s): "Magic City", "The Gateway to the Americas", "Capital of Latin America"[1][2]
Location in Miami-Dade Coonty an the state o Florida
Miami is located in United States
Miami
Miami
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 25°47′16″N 80°13′27″W / 25.78778°N 80.22417°W / 25.78778; -80.22417
Kintra Unitit States
State Florida
Coonty Miami-Dade
Settled 1825
Incorporatit 28 Julie 1896
Named for Mayaimi
Government
 • Type Mayor–commissioner plan
 • Mayor Tomás Regalado (I)
 • Ceety manager Johnny Martinez
Area
 • Ceety 55.27 sq mi (143.1 km2)
 • Land 35.68 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 • Water 19.59 sq mi (50.7 km2)
 • Urban 1,116.1 sq mi (2,891 km2)
 • Metro 6,137 sq mi (15,890 km2)
Elevation 6 ft (2 m)
Population (2010)[3][4][5][6]
 • Ceety 408,568 (42nt)
 • Density 12,139.5/sq mi (4,687.1/km2)
 • Urban 5,502,379 (4t)
Demonym Miamian
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
ZIP code(s) 33010–33299
Area code(s) 305, 786
Website miamigov.com/home

Miami (pronounced /maɪˈæmi/ or /maɪˈæmə/) is a major ceety locatit on the Atlantic coast in sootheastren Florida an the coonty seat o Miami-Dade Coonty, the maist populous coonty in Florida, an the aicht-maist populous coonty in the Unitit States, wi a population o 2,500,625.[7] The 42nt lairgest ceety in the Unitit States, wi a population o 433,136, it is the principal, central, an maist populous ceety o the Sooth Florida metropolitan aurie, the maist populous metropolis in the Southeastren Unitit States.[8] Accordin tae Unitit Naitions estimates, the Miami Urbanized Aurie wis the fifth most populous urbanized area in the U.S. in 2000 wi a population o 4,919,036, but in 2008 that number increased tae 5,232,342, makin it the fowert-lairgest urbanized aurie in the Unitit States, ahint New York Ceety, Los Angeles, an Chicago.[4][9] The metropolitan aurie population is 5,547,051 (1 Julie 2009 estimate).

Miami is a major center an a leader in finance, commerce, cultur, media, entertainment, the airts, an internaitional trade.[10][11] In 2010, Miami ranked seivent in the Unitit States in terms o finance, commerce, cultur, entertainment, fashion, education, an ither sectors. It ranked thirtie-third amang global ceeties.[12]

In 2008, Miami wis ranked as "Americae's Cleanest Ceety" accordin tae Forbes Magazine for its year-roond guid air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinkin water, clean streets an ceety-wide recyclin programs.[13] In 2009, UBS study o 73 warld ceeties, Miami wis ranked as the richest ceety in the Unitit States an the warld's fift-richest ceety, in terms o purchasin pouer.[14]

Dountoun Miami an Sooth Florida are hame tae the lairgest concentration o internaitional banks in the Unitit States, an is hame tae mony lairge companies baith naitionally an internaitionally.[15][16]

For well mair than twa decades, the Port o Miami, kent as the "Cruise Caipital o the Warld" is the number ane cruise passenger port in the warld accommodatin some o the lairgest cruise ships in the warld, an operations an is the busiest in baith passenger traffic an cruise lines.[17][18]

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  1. "Miami: the Capital of Latin America". Time. December 2, 1993. 
  2. SHORE BET – CNBC Business. Cnbcmagazine.com. Retrieved on 2012-10-08.
  3. "American Factfinder, Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010". US Census Bureau.  Unknown parameter |http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid= ignored (help);
  4. 4.0 4.1 American Community Survey Miami Urbanized Area (2008 estimate)
  5. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas[deid airtin]
  6. "2009 City Estimates", US Census Bureau. (CSV format)
  7. MiamiHerald.com
  8. "http://www.census.gov/popest/metro/files/2009/CBSA-EST2009-alldata.csv" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  9. List of Urbanized Areas – accessed July 16, 2008
  10. "The World According to GaWC 2008". Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network, Loughborough University. Retrieved March 3, 2009. 
  11. "Inventory of World Cities". Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group and Network. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  12. "The Global Cities Index 2010". Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  13. Van Riper, Tom (March 17, 2008). "America's cleanest cities". Forbes Magazine. Archived from the original on 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  14. "City Mayors: World's richest cities by purchasing power". City Mayors. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  15. Nest Seekers International
  16. Brickell – Downtown Miami, Florida
  17. Miami-Dade.gov Port of Miami
  18. Cruise lines departing from the Port of Miami
  19. "Amman’s Relations with Other Cities". 
  20. 20.00 20.01 20.02 20.03 20.04 20.05 20.06 20.07 20.08 20.09 20.10 "Mayor's International Council Sister Cities Program". City of Miami. Archived from the original on May 26, 2007. Retrieved July 13, 2007. 
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Online Directory: Florida, USA". Sister Cities International. Retrieved July 25, 2008. 
  22. "Office of the Mayor of Managua, Nicaragua (In Spanish)". Office of the Mayor of Managua. Retrieved November 7, 2009.