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About Miami and Miami Beach
|Satellite view showing Miami and its suburbs, second largest city (after Jacksonville) in southeastern Florida, USA. The city is located at the mouth of the Miami River at Biscayne Bay on a plain between the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean.
What is today known as Miami has its beginnings in the 16th century as a tiny settlement. In 1567 the Spanish founded a mission in the area to pacify the hostile Tequesta Indians who had inhabited the area for at least 2,000 years. An Indian village of hundreds of people dating to 500–600 B.C. was located at the mouth of the Miami River.
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After Florida was sold to the United States the area consisted of only small settlements to the end of the 18th century.
Miami only emerged in the 19th century when the railroad reach the town in April 1896.
Today Miami is Florida's second largest city with a population of about 441,000 people (in 2015). It is the largest city within the Miami metropolitan area (Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach), which is the largest metropolitan area in Southeastern USA with 6 million people.
Miami points of interest:
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Miami is best known for its tropical weather, its beaches, the Miami nightlife and it is one of the hottest spots in the gay and lesbian universe.
The city is home to many entertainment venues, theaters, museums, and performing arts centers like Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, home of the Florida Grand Opera, the Knight Concert Hall, the Ziff Ballet Opera House, and the Carnival Studio Theater.
The city is also known for its annual three-day Coconut Grove Arts Festival, now stylized CGAF, formerly admission free, now it costs $15 per day, it is promoted as one of Florida's premier outdoor festivals for art, food and live music.
Places: Freedom Tower (historic place with a contemporary art museum), Miracle Mile (pedestrian-friendly destination), Museum Park (venue for large-scale events), Key Biscayne (island), Venetian Pool (historic public swimming pool)
Museums: Museum of Contemporary Art - MoCA (see What Happens When Politics of Class and Culture Collide), Lowe Art Museum (first art museum in South Florida run by the University of Miami), Frost Art Museum ('Miami's Best Museum', Latin American and 20th century American art), Pérez Art Museum (contemporary art)
Wolfsonian-FIU (museum for industrial-design), HistoryMiami (largest history museum in Florida).
Theater: Olympia Theater (former atmospheric theater now an entertainment center), Tower Theater (movie theater with style), Just the Funny (comedy shows)
Parks: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (a 83-acre tropical botanic garden), Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens (largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida), Bayfront Park (Miami's city park in Downtown), Jungle Island (zoological park on Watson Island), Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park (protected area on Key Biscayne), The Kampong (botanical garden with tropical fruits), Montgomery Botanical Center (palms and cycads)
The coastal resort city of Miami Beach with its Art Deco District, is located east of Miami on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Just zoom in (+) to see Downtown Miami, from there to the north east is Miami Beach, built on a stretch of islands along the northern part of Biscayne Bay. Miami's port is at Dodge Island.
The page shows a city map of Miami with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find Miami International Airport (Wilcox Field) (IATA code: MIA) located about 5 mi (8 km) by road west of Miami's central business district.
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Monday-December-5 2016 13:36Standard time zone Eastern (EST): UTC/GMT -5 hours
Daylight Saving Time (EDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours
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|Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Miami and Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
City Coordinates: 25°47′16″N 80°13′27″W
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