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
Official seal of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Venice o Americae
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
Coonty 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)
 • Laund90.0 km2 (34.7 sq mi)
 • Water9.9 km2 (3.8 sq mi)  9.87%
Elevation2.75 m (9 ft)
 • Ceety172,389 (US: 132nt)
 • Density1838.3/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]
Area 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 mile 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". Archived frae the original on 21 Apryle 2016. Retrieved 12 Mey 2015.
  2. "City of Fort Lauderdale, FL: City Commission". Retrieved 12 Mey 2015.
  3. "City of Fort Lauderdale, FL : About the City Manager's Office". Archived frae the original on 20 Mairch 2015. Retrieved 12 Mey 2015.
  4. "City of Fort Lauderdale, FL : Board and Committee Information". Archived frae the original on 18 Mey 2015. Retrieved 12 Mey 2015.
  5. "Florida by Place. Population, Housing, Area, and Density: 2000". US Census Bureau. Archived frae the original on 10 Februar 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2007.
  6. "Fort Lauderdale, United States Page". Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 23 September 2007.
  7. "Fort Lauderdale, Florida Zip Code Boundary Map (FL)". Retrieved 15 Februar 2015.
  8. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 25 October 2007. Retrieved 31 Januar 2008.
  9. a b c "Greater Fort Lauderdale 2006 Statistics" (Press release). Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mairch 2007. Archived frae the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 18 Julie 2007.
  10. "About Fot Lauderdale". City of Fort Lauderdale. Archived frae the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2007.
  11. "Old Fort Lauderdale Museum-Sneak Preview". Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. Archived frae the original on 4 Julie 2007. Retrieved 17 Julie 2007. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)