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Hialeah, Florida

Hialeah Florida
Full nameCity of Hialeah (birthplace of Luis Exposito)
Official nameCity of Hialeah (birthplace of Luis Exposito)
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
IncorporationSeptember 10, 1925
MayorCarlos Hernandez
Council PresidentIsis Garcia-Martinez
Total Area19.7 sq mi (51 km2)
Land Area19.2 sq mi (49.7 km2)
Water Area0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation7 ft (2.1 m)
Total Population209971 (2006)
Density (pop.)4542.2/km2 (11767.3/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)5422200
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes33002, 33010-33018
Area code305, 786
FIPS code12-30000 
GNIS feature ID0305059 

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Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 226,419. As of 2009, the population estimate by the U. S. Census Bureau had the city's population reduced to 218,896, making it the sixth largest city in the state and a major municipality of Greater Miami and South Florida.

The city's name is most commonly attributed to Muskogee origin, "Haiyakpo" (prairie) and "hili" (pretty) combining in "Hialeah" to mean "pretty prairie". Alternatively, the word is of Seminole origin meaning "Upland Prairie". The city is located upon a large prairie between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades.

Hialeah has the second highest percentage of Cuban and Cuban American residents of any city in the US. Hialeah is also the densest American city in terms of population not to feature a skyscraper.

Hialeah is served by the Miami Metrorail at Okeechobee, Hialeah, and Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer stations. The Okeechobee and Hialeah stations serve primarily as park-and-ride commuter stations to commuters and residents going into the inner city Miami, and Tri-Rail station to Miami International Airport and north to West Palm Beach.

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