ceety in soothren Florida, Unitit States
(Reguidit frae Miami, Florida)

Miami (pronounced /maɪˈæmi/ (deprecatit template) or /maɪˈæmə/) is a major city locatit on the Atlantic coast in sootheastren Florida an the coonty seat o Miami-Dade Coonty, the maist populous coonty in Florida, an the aicht-maist populous coonty in the Unitit States, wi a population o 2,500,625.[7] The 42nt lairgest city in the Unitit States, wi a population o 433,136, it is the principal, central, an maist populous city o the Miami metropolitan aurie, the maist populous metropolis in the Southeastren Unitit States.[8] Accordin tae Unitit Naitions estimates, the Miami Urbanized Area wis the fift maist populous urbanized area in the U.S. in 2000 wi a population o 4,919,036, but in 2008 that nummer increased tae 5,232,342, makin it the fowert-lairgest urbanized area in the Unitit States, ahint New York Ceety, Los Angeles, an Chicago.[4][9] The metropolitan aurie population is 5,547,051 (1 Julie 2009 estimate).

City of Miami
A collage of images of Miami.
Banner o Miami
Official seal of Miami
"Magic City", "The Gateway to the Americas", "Capital of Latin America"[1][2]
Location in Miami-Dade Coonty an the state o Florida
Location in Miami-Dade Coonty an the state o Florida
Miami is locatit in the Unitit States
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 25°47′16″N 80°13′27″W / 25.78778°N 80.22417°W / 25.78778; -80.22417Coordinates: 25°47′16″N 80°13′27″W / 25.78778°N 80.22417°W / 25.78778; -80.22417
KintraUnitit States
Incorporatit28 Julie 1896
Named forMayaimi
 • TeepMayor–commissioner plan
 • MayorTomás Regalado (I)
 • Ceety managerJohnny Martinez
 • Ceety143.1 km2 (55.27 sq mi)
 • Laund92.4 km2 (35.68 sq mi)
 • Water50.7 km2 (19.59 sq mi)
 • Urban
2,891 km2 (1116.1 sq mi)
 • Metro
15,890 km2 (6137 sq mi)
2 m (6 ft)
 • Ceety408,568 (42nt)
 • Density4,687.1/km2 (12139.5/sq mi)
 • Urban
5,502,379 (4t)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s)305, 786

Miami is a major centre an a leader in finance, commerce, cultur, media, entertainment, the airts, an internaitional tred.[10][11] In 2010, Miami ranked seivent in the Unitit States in terms o finance, commerce, cultur, entertainment, fashion, eddication, an ither sectors. It ranked thirtie-third amang global ceeties.[12]

In 2008, Miami wis ranked as "Americae's Cleanest City" accordin tae Forbes Magazine for its year-roond guid air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinkin watter, clean streets an ceety-wide recyclin programs.[13] In 2009, UBS study o 73 warld cities, Miami wis ranked as the richest city in the Unitit States an the warld's fift-richest city, in terms o purchasin pouer.[14]

Downtown Miami an Sooth Florida are hame tae the lairgest concentration o internaitional banks in the Unitit States, an is hame tae mony lairge companies baith naitionally an internaitionally.[15][16]

For well mair nor twa decades, the Port o Miami, kent as the "Cruise Caipital o the Warld" is the nummer ane cruise passenger port in the warld accommodatin some o the lairgest cruise ships in the warld, an operations an is the busiest in baith passenger traffeck an cruise lines.[17][18]

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  1. "Miami: the Capital of Latin America". Time. 2 December 1993.
  2. SHORE BET – CNBC Business. Retrieved on 2012-10-08.
  3. "American Factfinder, Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 American Community Survey Miami Urbanized Area (2008 estimate)
  5. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas[deid airtin]
  6. "2009 City Estimates", US Census Bureau. (CSV format)[deid airtin]
  8. "" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau. 1 Julie 2009. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2010. freemit airtin in |title= (help)
  9. List of Urbanized Areas – accessed July 16, 2008
  10. "The World According to GaWC 2008". Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network, Loughborough University. Retrieved 3 Mairch 2009.
  11. "Inventory of World Cities". Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group and Network. Retrieved 1 December 2007.
  12. "The Global Cities Index 2010". Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  13. Van Riper, Tom (17 Mairch 2008). "America's cleanest cities". Forbes Magazine. Archived frae the original on 29 Mey 2010. Retrieved 23 Februar 2008.
  14. "City Mayors: World's richest cities by purchasing power". City Mayors. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  15. Nest Seekers International
  16. Brickell – Downtown Miami, Florida
  17. Port of Miami
  18. Cruise lines departing from the Port of Miami
  19. "Amman's Relations with Other Cities".
  20. 20.00 20.01 20.02 20.03 20.04 20.05 20.06 20.07 20.08 20.09 20.10 "Mayor's International Council Sister Cities Program". City of Miami. Archived frae the original on 26 Mey 2007. Retrieved 13 Julie 2007.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Online Directory: Florida, USA". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 25 Julie 2008.
  22. "Office of the Mayor of Managua, Nicaragua (In Spanish)". Office of the Mayor of Managua. Retrieved 7 November 2009.