Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale (pronounced /ˌfɔrt ˈlɔːdərdeɪl/ (deprecatit template)) is a ceety in the U.S. state o Florida, on the Atlantic coast. It is the coonty seat o Broward Coonty. Accordin tae 2007 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the ceety haed a population o 183,606. It is a principal ceety o the Sooth Florida metropolitan aurie, which is hame tae ower 5,413,212 fowk.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Ceety o Fort Lauderdale
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Banner o Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Offeecial seal o Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Venice o Americae
Map of Florida highlighting Fort Lauderdale.svg
U.S. Census Bureau cairt
U.S. Census Bureau cairt
Coordinates: 26°8′N 80°9′W / 26.133°N 80.150°W / 26.133; -80.150Coordinates: 26°8′N 80°9′W / 26.133°N 80.150°W / 26.133; -80.150
Kintra Unitit States o Americae
State Florida
CoontyLogo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
EstablishedMairch 27, 1911
 • TeepCommission-Manager
 • MayorJack Seiler
 • Vice MayorRobert L. McKinzie[1]
 • CommissionersBruce G. Roberts, Dean J. Trantalis, and Romney Rogers[2]
 • Ceety ManagerLee R. Feldman[3]
 • Ceety ClerkArleen Gross[4]
 • Ceety99.9 km2 (38.6 sq mi)
 • Land90.0 km2 (34.7 sq mi)
 • Water9.9 km2 (3.8 sq mi)  9.87%
Elevation2.75 m (9 ft)
 • Ceety172,389 (US: 132nt)
 • Density1,838.3/km2 (4,761/sq mi)
 • Metro
5,762,717 (US: 8t)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33301, 33304-33306, 33308-33309, 33312-33313, 33315-33316, 33334, 33394[7]
Aurie code(s)754, 954
FIPS code12-24000
GNIS featur ID0282693[8]

The ceety is a popular tourist destination, wi 10.35 million visitors in 2006.[9] Fort Lauderdale is sometimes kent as the "Venice o Americae"[10] acause o its expansive an intricate canal seestem. The ceety is a major yachtin center, wi 42,000 resident yachts an 100 marinas an boatyards in 2006.[9] The ceety sits 23 miles north o Miami. Fort Lauderdale an the surroondin aurie host ower 4,000 restaurants an 120 nichtclubs in 2006.[9]

Fort Lauderdale is named efter a series o forts built bi the Unitit States durin the Seicont Seminole War. The forts teuk their name frae Major William Lauderdale, who wis the commander o the detachment o sodgers who built the first fort. Housomeivver, development o the ceety did no begin till 50 years efter the forts wur abandoned at the end o the conflict. Three forts named "Fort Lauderdale" wur constructit; the first wis at the fork o the New River, the seicont at Tarpon Bend, in what is nou kent as the Sailboat Bend neighborhuid, an the third near the site o the Bahia Mar Marina.[11]


  1. "City of Fort Lauderdale, FL: Vice Mayor Robert L. McKinzie". Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  2. "City of Fort Lauderdale, FL: City Commission". Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  3. "City of Fort Lauderdale, FL : About the City Manager's Office". Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  4. "City of Fort Lauderdale, FL : Board and Committee Information". Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  5. "Florida by Place. Population, Housing, Area, and Density: 2000". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-09-23.
  6. "Fort Lauderdale, United States Page". Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 2007-09-23.
  7. "Fort Lauderdale, Florida Zip Code Boundary Map (FL)". Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  8. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Greater Fort Lauderdale 2006 Statistics" (Press release). Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. March 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
  10. "About Fot Lauderdale". City of Fort Lauderdale. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
  11. "Old Fort Lauderdale Museum-Sneak Preview". Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. Archived frae the oreeginal on July 4, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-17. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)