Miami is the second most populous city in the state of Florida. According to the United States Census Burea the population in 2000 was 362,470. It is the among the fifty most populous cities in the United States. The census bureau esimated the population to be 376,815 in 2003. According to this estimate, the city is gaining population at a rate of 0.95% per year.
The city is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach metro area. It is the the seat of Dade county. It has an area of 35.7 square miles. According to the US Geologic Survey, the city is at 25°46'26" north and 80°11'38" west. The Federal Information Processing Standards location code (FIPS55) for this city is 1245000.
Many colleges and universities including Florida International University, City College (Miami) and Miami-Dade Community College are in Miami. United States Car No. 1 and Vizcaya are local sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Miami International airport serves the city. Interstate Highways 75 and 95 pass through Miami. The Atlantic Ocean, Bicayne Bay, the Everglades and the Miami River are near the city.
The city has a tropical monsoon climate with an annual precipitation of 58.53 inches. Winters are generally warm with little rain and summers are very hot and very rainy.
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Population: 362,470 (2000 Census)
Surface area: 35.7 mi²
Mayor: Manuel A. Diaz
Metro area: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach
Area Code: 305/786