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Miami Beach: 87,925
Miami: 409,719
Metro: 5,413,212
Florida: 18,251,243
(4th highest in U.S.)

Miami Beach: 18.7 sq mi (48.5 km²)
Miami: 55.27 sq mi (143.15 km²)
Metro: 2,431 sq mi (6,296 km²)
Elevation: 6 ft (2 m)
Average temperture: 76º f (25º c)
Annual rainfall: 58.6 in (149 cm)
Rainiest months: August & September
Annual visitors: 8 million
Miami Beach nicknames: South Beach, SoBe, The Beach, The Sun and Fun Capital of the World
Miami nicknames: The Magic City, MIA, The 305, The Fifth Borough, The Gateway to Latin America, Cocaine Capital, Repo Riviera

10 facts about Miami:
  1. Cleanest air and drinking water in U.S.
  2. Only city bordered by two National Parks: Everglades & Biscayne Bay.
  3. Ranks first in unemployment.
  4. Ranks fourth in population density behind New York, San Francisco, and Chicago.
  5. Ranks third in city skylines behind New York and Chicago.
  6. No "single digit" or "triple digit" temperature ever recorded. Coldest day was 30º f (0º c). Warmest day was 98º f (37º c).
  7. Only one snowfall on Jan 20, 1977.
  8. Only public beach with topless sunbathing in North America.
  9. 24-hour liquor liscenses in downtown.
  10. Fifteen feet below ground lies a natural source of water, the Biscayne Aquifer. Reaching water at this depth prevents Miami from having a subway train.
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