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|Miami-Dade County, Florida|
Location in the state of Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
|Founded||January 18, 1836|
|Named for||Francis L. Dade|
2,431.18 sq mi (6,297 km²)
1,897.72 sq mi (4,915 km²)
533.47 sq mi (1,382 km²),
1,315.5/sq mi (508/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Miami-Dade County (commonly called Miami, Miami-Dade, Dade County, Dade, Metro-Dade or Greater Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. As of 2010 U.S. Census, the county had a population of 2,496,435, making it the most populous county in Florida and the seventh-most populous county in the United States. It is also Florida's third largest county in terms of land area, with 1,946 square miles (5,040 km2). The county contains approximately half of the Miami metropolitan area's population and several of its largest cities. The county seat is Miami.
The county is home to 35 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas. The northern, central and eastern portions of the county are heavily urbanized with many high rises up the coastline, as well as the location of South Florida's central business district, Downtown Miami. Southern Miami-Dade County includes the Redland and Homestead areas, which make up the agricultural economy of Miami. Agricultural Redland makes up roughly one third of Miami-Dade County's inhabited land area, and is sparsely populated, a stark contrast to the densely populated, urban northern Miami-Dade County. The western portion of the county extends into the Everglades National Park and is populated only by a Miccosukee Tribal village. East of the mainland in Biscayne Bay is also Biscayne National Park and the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves.
Pre-European contact 
The earliest evidence of Native American settlement in the Miami region came from about 12,000 years ago. The first inhabitants settled on the banks of the Miami River, with the main villages on the northern banks.
The inhabitants at the time of first European contact were the Tequesta people, who controlled much of southeastern Florida, including what is now Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and the southern part of Palm Beach County. The Tequesta Indians fished, hunted, and gathered the fruit and roots of plants for food, but did not practice any form of agriculture. They buried the small bones of the deceased with the rest of the body, and put the larger bones in a box for the village people to see. The Tequesta are credited with making the Miami Circle.
European contact 
Juan Ponce de León was the first European to visit the area in 1513 by sailing into Biscayne Bay. His journal records that he reached Chequescha, a variant of Tequesta, which was Miami's first recorded name. It is unknown whether he came ashore or made contact with the natives. Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and his men made the first recorded landing when they visited the Tequesta settlement in 1566 while looking for Avilés' missing son, shipwrecked a year earlier. Spanish soldiers led by Father Francisco Villarreal built a Jesuit mission at the mouth of the Miami River a year later but it was short-lived. After the Spaniards left, the Tequesta Indians were left to fend themselves from European-introduced diseases like smallpox. By 1711, the Tequesta sent a couple of local chiefs to Havana, Cuba, to ask if they could migrate there. The Cubans sent two ships to help them, but Spanish illnesses struck and most of the Indians died.
The first permanent European settlers arrived in the early 19th century. People came from the Bahamas to South Florida and the Keys to hunt for treasure from the ships that ran aground on the treacherous Great Florida Reef. Some accepted Spanish land offers along the Miami River. At about the same time, the Seminole Indians arrived, along with a group of runaway slaves. The area was affected by the Second Seminole War, during which Major William S. Harney led several raids against the Indians. Most non-Indian residents were soldiers stationed at Fort Dallas. It was the most devastating Indian war in American history, causing almost a total loss of population in the Miami area.
After the Second Seminole War ended in 1842, William English, re-established a plantation started by his uncle on the Miami River. He charted the “Village of Miami” on the south bank of the Miami River and sold several plots of land. In 1844, Miami became the county seat, and six years later a census reported that there were ninety-six residents living in the area. The Third Seminole War was not as destructive as the second one. Even so, it slowed down the settlement of southeast Florida. At the end of the war, a few of the soldiers stayed.
Birth of Dade County 
Dade County was created on January 18, 1836, under the Territorial Act of the United States. The county was named after Major Francis L. Dade, a soldier killed in 1835 in the Second Seminole War, at what has since been named the Dade Battlefield. At the time of its creation, Dade County included the land that now contains Palm Beach and Broward counties, together with the Florida Keys from Bahia Honda Key north and the land of present day Miami-Dade County. The county seat was originally at Indian Key in the Florida Keys; then in 1844, the County seat was moved to Miami. The Florida Keys from Key Largo to Bahia Honda were returned to Monroe County in 1866. In 1888 the county seat was moved to Juno, near present-day Juno Beach, Florida, returning to Miami in 1899. In 1909, Palm Beach County was formed from the northern portion of what was then Dade County, and then in 1915, Palm Beach County and Dade County contributed nearly equal portions of land to create what is now Broward County. There have been no significant boundary changes to the county since 1915.
The second-costliest natural disaster to occur in the United States was Hurricane Andrew, which hit Miami early Monday morning on August 24, 1992. It struck the central part of the county from due east, south of Miami and very near Homestead, Kendall, and Cutler Ridge (now the Town of Cutler Bay). Damages numbered over US$25 billion in the county alone, and recovery has taken years in these areas where the destruction was greatest. This was the costliest natural disaster in US history until Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf region in 2005.
Name change 
On November 13, 1997, voters changed the name of the county from Dade to Miami-Dade to acknowledge the international name recognition of Miami. Voters were acting pursuant to home rule powers granted to Dade County, including the ability to change the name of the county without the consent of the Florida Legislature. The change in name also addressed a source of public dissatisfaction with the name "Dade" which was chosen to honor of Francis L. Dade, who had been killed in the Dade Massacre in the 1830's. The Dade Massacre did not occur in South Florida, but rather, in the West Central part of the state, in present day Sumter County, Florida, near Bushnell. There is also a Dade City, Florida, which is closer to the site of the massacre.
Physical geography 
Miami-Dade County is only about 6 feet (1.8 m) above sea level. It is rather new geologically and located at the eastern edge of the Florida Platform, a carbonate plateau created millions of years ago. Eastern Dade is composed of Oolite limestone while western Dade is composed mostly of Bryozoa. Miami-Dade is among the last areas of Florida to be created and populated with fauna and flora, mostly in the Pleistocene.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 2,431.26 square miles (6,296.9 km2), of which 1,946.06 square miles (5,040.3 km2) (or 80.04%) is land and 485.19 square miles (1,256.6 km2) (or 19.96%) is water, most of which is Biscayne Bay, with another significant portion in the adjacent waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
The bay is divided from the Atlantic Ocean by the many barrier isles along the coast, one of which is where well-known Miami Beach is located, home to South Beach and the Art Deco district. The Florida Keys, which are also barrier islands are only accessible through Miami-Dade County, but which are otherwise part of neighboring Monroe County.
Miami is the largest city within Miami-Dade County as well as the county seat, with an estimated population of 424,662. Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States that borders two national parks. Biscayne National Park is located east of the mainland, in Biscayne Bay, and the western third of Miami-Dade County lies within Everglades National Park. The northwest portion of the county contains a small part of the Big Cypress National Preserve.
Adjacent counties 
- Broward County, Florida - north
- Monroe County, Florida - south and west
- Collier County, Florida - northwest
||Collier County||Broward County|
|Monroe County||Atlantic Ocean|
2000 U.S. Census 
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,253,362 people, 776,774 households, and 548,402 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,158 people per square mile (447/km2). There were 852,278 housing units at an average density of 438 per square mile (169/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 69.7% White (20.7% Non-Hispanic White), 20.3% African American and Black (with a large part being of Caribbean descent), 0.20% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.60% from other races, and 3.80% from two or more races. 57.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. In relation to ancestry (excluding the various Hispanic and Latino ancestries), 5% were Haitian, 5% American, 2% Italian, 2% Jamaican, 2% German, 2% Irish, and 2% English ancestry.
1,147,765 of Miami-Dade residents, or 50.9 percent of the total population, were foreign-born, a percentage greater than that of any other county in the United States. 47% of the foreign-born population were naturalized U.S. citizens. Among the foreign-born population, the most common countries of origin were Cuba (42%), Nicaragua (16%), Colombia (6%), Haiti (6%), the Dominican Republic (3%), and Jamaica (3%).
There were 776,774 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.35.
The age distribution is 24.8% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,966, and the median income for a family was $40,260. Males had a median income of $30,120 versus $24,686 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,497. About 14.5% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over.
2008 U.S. Census estimates 
U.S. Census Bureau 2008 Ethnic/Race Demographics:
- White (non-Hispanic): 17.8%
- Black (non-Hispanic): 19.5%
- Hispanics or Latinos of any race: 62.4%
- Asian: 1.6%
- Two or more races: 1.0%
- Some other race: 5.6%
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
- Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
According to the 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, when compared to the 2000 U.S. Census, the Hispanic population grew 5.1%, the Black population dropped 0.8%, the White (non-Hispanic) population dropped 2.9%, and the Asian population grew 0.2%.
As of 2000, 59.25% of the population spoke only Spanish at home, 32.09% spoke English; 4.12% French Creole, 0.89% French, and 0.67% spoke Portuguese as their mother language. 50.9% of the county residents were born outside the United States, while 67.90% of the population spoke a language other than English at home.
Brightstar Corporation, Burger King, Intradeco Holdings, Latin Flavors, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Ryder have their headquarters in unincorporated areas in the county. Centurion Air Cargo, Florida West International Airways, IBC Airways, and World Atlantic Airlines have their headquarters on the grounds of Miami International Airport in an unincorporated area in the county.
AstraZeneca has its Latin American headquarters in an unincorporated area. Gate Group has its Latin American headquarters in an unincorporated area. Unicomer Group has its United States offices in an unincorporated area. TAME has its United States offices in an unincorporated area.
After Frank Borman became president of Eastern Airlines in 1975, he moved Eastern's headquarters from Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York City to an unincorporated area in Miami-Dade County Around 1991 the Miami-Dade County lost a few corporations, including Eastern Airlines, which folded in 1991.
Top private employers 
According to Miami's Beacon Council, the top private employers in 2008 in Miami-Dade were:
|#||Employer||# of employees|
|1||University of Miami||16,000|
|2||Baptist Health South Florida||13,376|
|3||Publix Super Markets||10,800|
|5||Precision Response Corporation||5,000|
|6||Florida Power & Light Company||3,800|
|7||Carnival Cruise Lines||3,500|
|10||Mount Sinai Medical Center||3,000|
Top public employers 
According to Miami's Beacon Council, the top public employers in 2008 in Miami-Dade were:
|#||Employer||# of employees|
|1||Miami-Dade County Public Schools||50,000|
|3||U.S. Federal Government||20,400|
|4||Florida State Government||17,000|
|5||Jackson Health Systems||5,500|
|6||Miami Dade College||6,500|
|7||City of Miami||4,034|
|8||Florida International University||3,132|
|9||VA Medical Center||2,300|
|10||City of Miami Beach||1,979|
Law and government 
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Miami-Dade County has operated under a unique metropolitan system of government, a "two-tier federation," since 1957. This was made possible when Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1956 that allowed the people of Dade County (as it was known then) to enact a home rule charter. Prior to this year, home rule did not exist in Florida, and all counties were limited to the same set of powers by the Florida Constitution and state law. Mattie Belle Davis, the first woman from Florida elected to the American Bar Foundation and the second woman to be elected in the US, was the first woman judge of Metropolitan Court of Dade County, Florida.
Division between county and municipality politics 
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|2012||37.9% 332,602||61.6% 540,776|
|2008||41.6% 358,256||58.1% 497,386|
|2004||46.6% 361,095||52.9% 409,732|
|2000||46.3% 289,574||52.6% 328,867|
|1996||37.9% 209,740||57.3% 317,555|
|1992||43.2% 235,313||46.7% 254,609|
|1988||55.3% 270,937||44.3% 216,970|
|1984||59.2% 144,281||40.8% 223,863|
|1980||50.7% 265,888||40.2% 210,868|
|1976||40.5% 211,148||58.1% 303,047|
|1972||58.9% 256,529||40.8% 177,693|
|1968||37.0% 135,222||48.4% 176,689|
|1964||36.0% 117,480||64.0% 208,941|
|1960||42.3% 134,506||57.7% 183,114|
Unlike a consolidated city-county, where the city and county governments merge into a single entity, these two entities remain separate. Instead there are two "tiers", or levels, of government: city and county. There are 35 municipalities in the county, the City of Miami being the largest.
|1st||Barbara J. Jordan|
|4th||Sally A. Heyman, Chairwoman|
|5th||Bruno A. Barreiro|
|7th||Xavier L. Suarez|
|8th||Lynda Bell, Vice Chairwoman|
|9th||Dennis C. Moss|
|10th||Javier D. Souto|
|11th||Juan C. Zapata|
|12th||José "Pepe" Diaz|
|13th||Esteban Bovo, Jr.|
Cities are the "lower tier" of local government, providing police and fire protection, zoning and code enforcement, and other typical city services within their jurisdiction. These services are paid for by city taxes. The County is the "upper tier", and it provides services of a metropolitan nature, such as emergency management, airport and seaport operations, public housing and health care services, transportation, environmental services, solid waste disposal etc. These are funded by county taxes, which are assessed on all incorporated and unincorporated areas.
Of the county's 2.2 million total residents (as of 2000), approximately 52% live in unincorporated areas, the majority of which are heavily urbanized. These residents are part of the Unincorporated Municipal Services Area (UMSA). For these residents, the County fills the role of both lower- and upper-tier government, the County Commission acting as their lower-tier municipal representative body. Residents within UMSA pay a UMSA tax, equivalent to a city tax, which is used to provide County residents with equivalent city services (police, fire, zoning, water and sewer, etc.). Residents of incorporated areas do not pay UMSA tax.
Structure of county government 
The Executive Mayor of Miami-Dade County is elected countywide to serve a four-year term. The Mayor is not a member of the County Commission. The Mayor appoints a County Manager, with approval and consent of the Board of County Commissioners, to oversee the operations of the County Departments. The Mayor has veto power over the Commission. The post is filled by Carlos A. Gimenez.
The Board of County Commissioners is the legislative body, consisting of 13 members elected from single-member districts. Members are elected to serve four-year terms, and elections of members are staggered. The Board chooses a Chairperson, who presides over the Commission, as well as appoints the members of its legislative committees. The Board has a wide array of powers to enact legislation, create departments, and regulate businesses operating within the County. It also has the power to override the Mayor's veto with a two-thirds vote.
Florida's Constitution provides for six elected officials to oversee executive and administrative functions for each county (called "Constitutional Officers"): Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. However, the current Constitution allows voters in home-rule counties (including Miami-Dade) to abolish the offices and reorganize them as subordinate County departments; Miami-Dade voters chose this option for Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Controller and Tax Collector. The office of Clerk of the Circuit Court, and the judicial offices of State Attorney, and Public Defender, are still branches of State government and are, therefore, independently elected and not part of County government.
The most visible distinction between Miami-Dade and other Florida counties is the title of its law enforcement agency. It is the only county in Florida that does not have an elected sheriff, or an agency titled "Sheriff's Office." Instead, the equivalent agency is known as the Miami-Dade Police Department, and its leader is known as the Metropolitan Sheriff and Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department. However, the badges of Miami-Dade police officers still have "Deputy Sheriff, Dade County, Fla." inscribed.
Public services 
Fire Rescue 
The Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue Department is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for Miami-Dade County, Florida. The department serves 28 municipalities and all unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County from 60 fire stations. The Department also provides fire protection services for Miami International Airport, Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport and Opa-Locka Airport.
The communities served are Aventura, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Biscayne Park, Cutler Bay, Doral, El Portal, Florida City, Golden Beach, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Indian Creek, Islandia, Medley, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, North Bay Village, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, Surfside, Sweetwater, Sunny Isles Beach, Virginia Gardens, and West Miami.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is also the home to Urban Search and Rescue Florida Task Force 1 as well as EMS operations consisting of 57 Advanced Life Support units staffed by 760 state-certified paramedics and 640 state-certified emergency medical technicians.
Police Department 
The Miami-Dade Police Department is a full service metropolitan police department serving Miami-Dade County's unincorporated areas, although they have lenient mutual aid agreements with other municipalities, most often the City of Miami Police Department. The Miami-Dade Police Department is the largest police department in the state of Florida with over 4,700 employees. The Department is still often referred by its former name, the Metro-Dade Police or simply Metro.
The Miami-Dade Police Department operate out of nine districts throughout Miami-Dade County and have two special bureaus. The current director of the department is James Loftus, who succeeded Robert Parker. The Department's headquarters are located in Doral, Florida.
Water and Sewer Department 
Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (MDWASD) is one of the largest public utilities in the United States, employing approximately 2,700 employees as of 2007. It provides service to over 2.4 million customers, operating with an annual budget of almost $400 million. Approximately 330 million gallons of water are drawn everyday from the Biscayne Aquifer for consumer use. MDWASD has over 7,100 miles (11,400 km) of water lines, a service area of 396 square miles (1,026 km2) and 14 pump stations. MDWASD has over 3,600 miles (5,800 km) of sewage pipes, a service area of 341 square miles (883 km2) and 954 pump stations 
Corrections department 
Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department is the correction agency.
Aviation department 
County representation 
In Florida, each county is also a school district. Miami-Dade County Public Schools, is operated by an independently elected School Board. A professional Superintendent of Schools manages the day-to-day operations of the district, who is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the School Board. The Miami-Dade County Public School District is currently the fourth-largest public school district in the nation with almost 400,000 students in 2007/2008.
The Miami-Dade Public Library is one of the largest public library systems in the country, comprising 42 branch locations, and 8 branch locations currently being built/not officially opened.
Colleges and universities 
Miami-Dade County is home to many private and public universities and colleges. Total approximate college/university student enrollment in the county in 2006 was about 245,000, one of the largest number for university students in the USA.
- University of Miami (private)
- Florida International University (public, largest enrollment in South Florida)
- Miami Dade College (public)
- Barry University (private/Catholic)
- Nova Southeastern University (private)
- Florida Memorial University (private/historically black)
- St. Thomas University (private/Catholic)
- Johnson and Wales University (private)
- Carlos Albizu University (private)
- Miami International University of Art & Design (private)
- Talmudic University (private/Jewish)
Miami International Airport, located in an unincorporated area in the county, serves as the primary international airport of the Miami Area. One of the busiest international airports in the world, Miami International Airport caters to over 35 million passengers a year. Identifiable locally, as well as several worldwide authorities, as MIA or KMIA, the airport is a major hub and the single largest international gateway for American Airlines, the world’s largest passenger air carrier. Miami International is 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), and is the seventh largest such gateway in the world. The airport’s extensive international route network includes non-stop flights to over seventy international cities in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
General aviation airports in the county include Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport in an unincorporated area, Opa-Locka Airport in Opa-Locka, and Homestead General Aviation Airport in an unincorporated area west of Homestead. Homestead Joint Air Reserve Base, east of Homestead in an unincorporated area, serves military traffic.
Public transit 
Public transit in Miami-Dade County is served by Miami-Dade Transit, and is the largest public transit in Florida. Miami-Dade Transit operates a heavy rail metro system Metrorail, an elevated people mover in Downtown Miami, Metromover and the bus system, Metrobus.
Major expressways 
In Florida a Tolled State Road is often (but not always) denoted by having the word "TOLL" printed on the top of the State Road shield.
When a driver passes through a toll plaza without paying the proper toll a digital image of the cars license tag is recorded. Under Florida Law, this image can be used by the Authority to issue a toll violation.
Miami-Dade County has 10 major expressways and 1 minor expressway in Downtown Miami.
- Interstate 95 (State Roads 9 and 9A)
- Interstate 75 (State Road 93)
- Florida's Turnpike (State Road 91)
- Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike (State Road 821)
- Dolphin Expressway (State Road 836) / Interstate 395
- Gratigny Parkway (State Road 924)
- Airport Expressway (State Road 112) / Interstate 195
- Don Shula Expressway (State Road 874)
- Snapper Creek Expressway (State Road 878)
- Palmetto Expressway (State Road 826)
- Hialeah Expressway (State Road 934)
- Downtown Distributor (State Road 970)
County roads 
This is a list of Miami-Dade county roads. Miami-Dade County has fewer county roads than any other county in Florida, despite its large population.
|#||Road Name(s)||Direction and Termini||Notes|
|CR 94||Loop Road||E/W||US 41||Fortymile Bend||Monroe-Miami-Dade County line||west of Fortymile Bend||CR 94 is a multi-county county road.|
|CR 905A||Card Sound Road||N/S||US 1||near Homestead||Monroe-Miami-Dade County Line.||near Card Sound Bridge||CR 905A is a multi-county road.|
|CR 9823||Northwest 67th Avenue
Northwest 68th Avenue
|N/S||SR 826||Palm Springs North||SR 860||Palm Springs North|
Street grid 
A street grid stretches from downtown Miami throughout the county. This grid was adopted by the City of Miami following World War I after the United States Post Office threatened to cease mail deliveries in the city because the original system of named streets, with names often changing every few blocks and multiple streets in the city sharing the same name, was too confusing for the mail carriers. The new grid was later extended throughout the county as the population grew west, south, and north of city limits. The grid is laid out with Miami Avenue as the meridian going North-South and Flagler Street the baseline going east-west. The grid is primarily numerical so that, for example, all street addresses north of Flagler and west of Miami Avenue have NW in their address (e.g. NW 27th Avenue). Because its point of origin is in downtown Miami which is close to the coast, the NW and SW quadrants are much larger than the SE and NE quadrants. Many roads, especially major ones, are also named, although, with a few notable exceptions, the number is in more common usage among locals. Although this grid is easy to understand once one is oriented to it, it is not universal in the entire county. Hialeah uses its own grid system which is entirely different in its orientation. Coral Gables and Miami Lakes use named streets almost exclusively, and various smaller municipalities such as Florida City and Homestead use their own grid system along with the Miami-Dade grid system adding to the confusion. Miami Beach has its own system of numbered streets without compass directions.
Sites of interest 
- Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach
- Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables
- Frost Art Museum, (Florida International University, Miami)
- HistoryMiami, Downtown Miami
- Holocaust Memorial, Miami Beach
- Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami Beach
- Lowe Art Museum, (University of Miami, Coral Gables)
- Miami Art Museum, Downtown Miami
- Miami Children's Museum, Miami
- Miami Cultural Center, Downtown Miami
- Miami Science Museum, Miami
- Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
- Rubell Family Collection, Miami
- The Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Miami
- Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami
- Weeks Air Museum, Miami
- Wings Over Miami Museum, Miami
- Wolfsonian, (Florida International University, Miami Beach)
- World Erotic Art Museum, Miami Beach
- The World Famous Mondesi Carranza Museum, Miami Beach
Culture and wildlife 
- Zoo Miami, Miami
- Jungle Island, Miami
- Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami
- Bayside Marketplace, Downtown Miami
- Miami Seaquarium, Miami
- Monkey Jungle, Miami
- Ancient Spanish Monastery, North Miami
- Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Miami
- Wertheim Performing Arts Center, (Florida International University, Miami)
- Florida Grand Opera, Miami
- Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Miami
- Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Downtown Miami
Other areas and attractions 
Sports venues 
Miami-Dade County holds the majority of sports arenas, stadiums and complexes in South Florida. Some of these sports facilities are:
- Sun Life Stadium- Miami Dolphins (football) and The Miami Hurricanes (football),
- Marlins Park - Miami Marlins (baseball)
- American Airlines Arena- Miami Heat (basketball)
- Tennis Center at Crandon Park- Sony Ericcson Open
- FIU Stadium- FIU Golden Panthers (football)
- Pharmed Arena- FIU Golden Panthers (basketball)
- FIU Baseball Stadium- FIU Golden Panthers (baseball)
- BankUnited Center- Miami Hurricanes (basketball)
- Tropical Park Stadium
- Homestead-Miami Speedway
- Calder Race Course
- Hialeah Park Race Track
- Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field- Miami Hurricanes (baseball)
Former venues include:
Notable people 
Sister cities 
See also 
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- National Register of Historic Places listings in Miami-Dade County, Florida
- 2010 Census
- US Census Bureau
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- La ocupación para el primer mes del vuelo Tenerife-Miami de Air Europa alcanza ya el 70 por ciento
- Prefeitura.Sp - Descentralized Cooperation
- International Relations - São Paulo City Hall - Official Sister Cities
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