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Fort Lauderdale

The State of Florida is a state in the southeastern United States. Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Florida's nickname is the Sunshine State but severe weather is a common occurrence in the state.
Fort Lauderdale is located in the east-central portion of Broward County, Florida approximately 23 miles north of Miami and 42 miles south of Palm Beach. The city shares boundaries with nine other municipalities, as well as unincorporated areas of the County. Encompassing more than 33 square miles with a population of nearly 167,000, Fort Lauderdale is the seventh largest city in Florida and the largest of Broward County’s 30 municipalities.
Population of the city in 2005 was 167,380. Incorporated on March 27, 1911, the city of Fort Lauderdale is situated on the southeast coast of Florida, centrally located between Miami and Palm Beach. Encompassing more than 33 square miles with a population of nearly 167,000, Fort Lauderdale is the largest of Broward County's 30 municipalities and the seventh largest city in Florida. Embraced by the Atlantic Ocean, New River and a myriad of scenic inland waterways, Fort Lauderdale truly lives up to its designation as the Venice of America. The density of the city is 4,803.1 per square kilometers.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 93.3 square kilometers. Out of which 82.2 square kilometers is land and 11.1 square kilometers is water area. Fort Lauderdale is known for its extensive network of canals, and is an especially popular destination for fishing and yachting.
Beautiful places in the city include Fort Lauderdale Beach, Blue Wave Beach, Blue Wave Beaches are designated by the Clean Beaches Council and have met 22 specific criteria, including passing a monthly water quality test, having emergency care nearby and environment preservation. All five of Florida's South Atlantic Blue Wave Beaches are in Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Fort Lauderdale is also said to be as the city of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and pursue enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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