Miami is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. It is a known tourist stop and it is well known for its Cuban, Puerto Rican and Haitian culture. Miami is the county seat (and largest city) of Miami-Dade County.
Miami's downtown skyline in January 2008
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
|Country||United States of America|
|Incorporated||July 28, 1896|
|• Type||Mayor-Commissioner Plan|
|• Mayor||Manny Diaz (I)|
|• City Manager||Pedro G. Hernandez|
|• City Attorney||Julie O. Bru|
|• City Clerk||Priscilla Thompson|
|• City||55.27 sq mi (143.15 km2)|
|• Land||35.68 sq mi (92.42 km2)|
|• Water||19.59 sq mi (50.73 km2)|
|• Metro||6,137 sq mi (15,896 km2)|
|Elevation||6 ft (2 m)|
|• Density||11,554/sq mi (4,407.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||305, 786|
|GNIS feature ID||0295004|
Miami is nicknamed "The Magic City" because of its rapid growth.
Miami has a tropical monsoon climate. Summers have average temperatures of 33 °C (91 °F) during the day and 25 °C (77 °F) at night, with average monthly rainfall around 8 in (200 mm). Winters have average temperatures of 25 °C (77 °F) during the day and 16 °C (61 °F) at night, with average monthly rainfall around 2 in (51 mm).
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the school district for public schools in Miami. There are also some private schools there. There are many colleges and universities in and around Miami. A few of these include: Florida International University, University of Miami, Miami Dade College, and Florida Atlantic University.
There are several professional sports teams that play in and around Miami, including the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball, the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association, the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League, the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League, and Miami FC of the North American Soccer League.
The population of Miami, Florida as of 2011 is 1.3 Million, with 41.4% suffering from poverty. According to the DNA North American Studies Institute, the racial-makeup of Miami is:
**Others** includes Asians, Arabs, and among others.