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Miami Florida
Full nameMiami
Settlement typeCity
Country:United States
IncorporatedJuly 28, 1896
Named forMayaimi
TypeMayor-Commissioner Plan
MayorTomás Regalado (I)
City ManagerTony Crapp, Jr
City AttorneyJulie O. Bru
City ClerkPriscilla Thompson
Total Area55.27 sq mi (143.1 km2)
Land Area35.68 sq mi (92.4 km2)
Water Area19.59 sq mi (50.7 km2)
Urban Area1116.1 sq mi (2890.7 km2)
Metro Area6137 sq mi (15894.8 km2)
Elevation6 ft (1.8 m)
Total Population399,457 (42nd) (2009)
Density (pop.)4685.8/km2 (12139.5/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)5547051 (5th)
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code33101-33102, 33107, 33109-33112, 33114, 33116, 33119, 33121-33122, 33124-33170, 33172-33190, 33193-33197, 33199, 33122, 33131, 33133-33134, 33138-33139, 33142-33143, 33145, 33147, 33155-33157, 33161, 33165-33166, 33169, 33180, 33183, 33196, 33199
Area code305, 786
FIPS code12-45000 
GNIS feature ID0295004 

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Miami (c-eniconmaɪˈæmi or c-enmaɪˈæmə) is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida and the eighth-most populous county in the United States with a population of 2,500,625. The 42nd largest city proper in the United States, with a population of 399,457, it is the principal, central, and most populous city of the South Florida metropolitan area, the most populous metropolis in the Southeastern United States. According to the US Census Bureau, Miami's metro area is the seventh most populous and fifth-largest urban area in the United States, with a population of around 5.5 million.

Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. It ranked thirty-third among global cities. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami "America's Cleanest City", for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs. According to a 2009 UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States, and the world's fifth-richest city in terms of purchasing power.

Downtown Miami and South Florida are home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, and is home to many large companies both nationally and internationally. The Civic Center is a major center for hospitals, research institutes, medical centers, and biotechnology industries. For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known as the "Cruise Capital of the World" has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world, accommodating some of the world's largest cruise ships and operations, and is currently the busiest in both passenger traffic and cruise lines.

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